April 21, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown track & field team split sites this weekend with three destinations on the docket. While some traveled to Walnut, Calif., for the Mt. SAC Relays and others made their way to Princeton, N.J., for the Larry Ellis Invitational, another group stayed closer to home and competed at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.
Deseree King won the women's 400-meter hurdles with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 1:00.61. King then found herself running a sixth-place time in the 400-meter dash with a mark of 56.33, another postseason qualifying time.
In his first year on the Hilltop, Devante Washington ran to a BIG EAST qualifying time in the men's 100-meter dash with a prelims time of 10.82. It was not quite enough to get to the finals but the 11th-place time gets him to the postseason. Washington followed that up with a second qualifying time, this time in the 200-meter dash. Washington placed ninth with a time of 21.85.
Tenille Stoudenmire took seventh place in the women's 200-meter dash with a time of 24.41, enough to punch her ticket to the postseason.
Next on the schedule for the Hoyas is the 119th edition of the Penn Relays - the world's oldest and largest relay carnival. The three-day event will take place April 25-27 at historic Franklin Field.