April 23, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field team split sites as they traveled to the Stanford Twilight Meet in Palo Alto, Calif., and the UVA Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., on Friday night. The Hoyas put up a number of PRs and season bests en route to the successful night.
Stanford Twilight Meet (Palo Alto, Calif.)
All-American Joe White (Clifton, N.J./DePaul Catholic) won the men’s 800-meter run with a time of 1:46.67, running a personal record (PR) and the fifth-fastest time in school history. Charles Cooper (Montreal, Canada/Lower Canada College) ran 1:49.88, breaking the 1:50 barrier for the first time in his GU career, good enough for fifth place in the event.
In the women’s 800-meter run, All-American Sabrina Southerland (New York, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cardozo) ran a season best 2:03.51 for second place in the event. In her GU debut, Sarah Schmidt (Viersen, Germany) finished third (2:04.02) followed by All-American Heather Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) in fifth (2:04.98) and All-American Emma Keenan (Gwynedd Valley, Pa./Gwynedd-Mercy Academy) in seventh (2:05.19).
The women’s 1,500-meter run saw All-American Andrea Keklak (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury/Princeton) finish sixth overall with a time of 4:18.41, followed by a PR 4:21.36 from Kennedy Weisner (St. Mary’s, Pa./Elk County Catholic) for ninth.
UVA Challenge (Charlottesville, Va.)
In the men’s steeplechase, All-American Darren Fahy (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) won the event with a season best 8:46.26. Fellow Hoya Scott Carpenter (Lenox, Mass./Lenox Memorial) ran a PR 8:54.94 to finish 10th overall.
In the men’s 400-meter dash, Daniel Anderson (Ozark, Mo./Ozark) ran a season best 49.29, followed by Ted Foster’s (Brielle, N.J./Andrews Osborne Academy [Ohio]/Oregon) season best of 50.78 in the event.
The Next Time
The Hoyas return to action for the Penn Relays Carnival next weekend, held Thursday, April 28 - Saturday, April 30 at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa.