April 2, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field team split sites to open the 2016 outdoor season with a small contingent heading to the west coast for the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., and a larger group traveling to Williamsburg, Va., for the Colonial Relays. The team opened with personal records (PRs) on both the men’s and women’s side.
Stanford Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.)
A pair of Hoyas in All-American Samantha Nadel (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore) and Audrey Belf (Birmingham, Mich./William A. Seaholm) competed in the second section of the women’s 5,000-meter run. The duo put up a pair of PRs as Nadel clocked 16:02.06, more than two seconds faster than her indoor PR in the distance and more than six seconds faster than her outdoor PR. Belf ran 16:16.40, nearly a five-second improvement from her indoor best. The pair finished eighth and 16th, respectively.
Colonial Relays (Williamsburg, Va.)
All-American Joe White (Clifton, N.J./DePaul Catholic) ran 3:47.37, a PR of more than four seconds for the sophomore, in the men’s 1,500-meter run to finish fourth.
The men’s 5,000-meter run was a testament to strong team running as a trio of Hoyas finished fifth, sixth and seventh with All-American Amos Bartelsmeyer (St. Louis, Mo./Saint Louis Country Day) leading the way with a time of 14:05.05. Scott Carpenter (Lenox, Mass./Lenox Memorial) finished sixth with nearly a 15-second improvement from his indoor PR as he clocked 14:06.57 while teammate John Murray (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) finished seventh (14:07.26).
Freshman Spencer Brown (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene) opened the season with a seventh-place showing in the men’s 1,500-meter invitational with a time of 1:51.98.
On the women’s side, Jody-Ann Knight (Bentonville, Ark./Bentonville) opened the season with a 400-meter PR as she ran 59.14 to win her heat. It is the first time in her GU career that Knight has broken a minute in the event.
The Hoyas return to action on Saturday, April 9 as they again split sites, this time to Coral Gables, Fla., for the Hurricane Invitational as well as a meet close to home with the Mason Spring Invitational in Fairfax, Va.