April 19, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown track & field team finished up a two-day track meet hosted by Princeton University today. Competing on the final day of the Larry Ellis Invitational, the Hoyas managed seven top-10 performances including two first-place finishes.
All-American Amanda Kimbers (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) led the way for the Hoyas, as she has throughout her final year of eligibility on the Hilltop. Again running a season best, the graduate student ran 23.66 to win the women's 200-meter dash before running lead off on the winning women's 4x400-meter relay.
Kimbers led off the foursome featuring All-American Deseree King (Oxon Hill, Md./Oxon Hill) running second, Mirabel Nkenke (Orange, N.J./Immaculate Conception) in the third spot and All-American Chelsea Cox (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) anchoring the squad. The quartet ran 3:46.94, easily taking first place.
The 4x400m relay would be King's third race of the day having previously turned in a sixth-place performance in the women's 400-meter dash with a time of 54.99 and following that up with a second-place performance in the women's 400-meter hurdles, her specialty, with a time of 1:01.30. Cox also competed in the 400-meter dash, running 56.10, good enough for 12th place.
Competing in her first track meet for the Hoyas, two-sport athlete Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) took ninth place in the women's high jump with a mark of 1.65m.
On the men's side, the 4x400-meter relay squad made up of Hansel Akers (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield), All-American Devante Washington (Lafayette, La./Lafayette), Nathaniel Gordon (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg) and Mike Andre (Ocean, N.J./Ocean Township) finished fifth overall with a time of 3:17.35.
Akers started the day with a ninth-place showing in the men's 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.87, a time that won his heat.
Tyler Smith (Jeffersonville, Pa./Norristown) finished third in third heat and 14th overall with a time of 11.08 in the men's 100-meter dash.
The Hoyas will have little time off before traveling to Philadelphia, Pa., for the 120th Running of the Penn Relay Carnival this Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26.