Georgetown Track & Field Puts Up Fast Times at Florida Relays and Colonial Relays

Joe White (pictured) opened the outdoor season with the 11th-fastest 800-meter time in Georgetown history.

April 3, 2015


WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field team split sites this weekend, sending a small contingent of runners to Gainesville, Fla., for the Florida Relays while a larger group traveled to Williamsburg, Va., for the Colonial Relays. The Hoyas have not missed a beat in the quick transition from the indoor season to outdoor and put up a number of strong performances early in the season.

Competing at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, All-Americans Joe White (Clifton, N.J./DePaul Catholic) and Billy Ledder (Washington, D.C./Gonzaga) finished sixth (1:47.57) and seventh (1:47.89), respectively, in the men's 800-meter run. It is a new personal best for Ledder and it is an amazing opening time for White, a freshman, who now owns the 11th spot on Georgetown's all-time list.

All-American Katrina Coogan (Exeter, N.H./Phillips Exeter Academy) led the way for the Hoyas in Williamsburg, the first of a quartet of GU student-athletes among the top eight in the seeded section of the women's 5,000-meter run. Coogan clocked 16:21.46 for the win followed by All-American Madeline Chambers (Rocky River, Ohio/Magnificat) in second (16:24.26) and Haley Pierce (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall School) in third (16:27.90). Sarah Cotton (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) rounded out the foursome with a time of 16:56.72, good enough for eighth place.

The men impressively put six Hoyas among the top eight in the seeded section of the men's 5,000-meter run with Jonathan Green (Berlin, Mass./St. John's High School) in second place (14:03.39). Following close behind was All-American Amos Bartelsmeyer (St. Louis, Mo./St. Louis Country Day) in third (14:04.26), Collin Leibold (Fairfax, Va./Gonzaga) in fourth (14:04.40) and John Murray (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) in fifth (14:04.71). The top four used the pack running tactics so evident during the cross country season to place so many among the top eight with less than a one-second spread between Green and Murray. Stephen Kersh (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia Prep/University of Portland) and Darren Fahy (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) finished sixth (14:06.31) and seventh (14:14.45), respectively.



The women's 1,500-meter seeded section saw a quartet of Hoyas among the top eight with All-American Sabrina Southerland (New York, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cardozo) leading the way with a time of 4:22.83 for fifth place. Heather Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) followed up in sixth (4:22.91) with All-American Hannah Neczypor (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) in seventh (4:25.31) and Kennedy Weisner (St. Mary's, Pa./Elk County Catholic) in eighth (4:28.23).

All-American Cole Williams (San Francisco, Calif./Occidental College) took fourth place in the seeded section of the men's 800-meter run, clocking 1:51.58.

The Georgetown track & field program will continue the season on Saturday, April 11 at the George Mason Invitational in Fairfax, Va.

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