Georgetown Track & Field Opens 2016 Outdoor Season with PRs at Stanford and William & Mary

Scott Carpenter (pictured) opened the outdoor season with a PR in the 5,000-meter run, shaving nearly 15 seconds off his indoor best.

April 2, 2016

Results

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.

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February 18
All Day
Penn State Tune-Up
State College, Pa.
February 18
Individual Results
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
February 24
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 25
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
March 4
All Day
IC4A Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 5
All Day
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Boston, Mass.
March 10
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NCAA Championships
College Station, Texas
March 11
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NCAA Championships
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