April 24, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field team had a strong night to close the UVA Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. The Hoyas put up strong season bests and personal records (PRs) at the midpoint of the season.
UVA Challenge (Charlottesville, Va.)
All-American Katrina Coogan (Exeter, N.H./Phillips Exeter Academy) put up the best collegiate time in the women’s 5,000-meter run as she finished second with a time of 15:50.51. It was the first 5,000m of Coogan’s outdoor season. Autumn Eastman (Hinesburg, Vt./Champlain Valley Union) ran a PR 16:30.34 for 22nd overall.
In the men’s 10,000-meter run, All-American Jonathan Green (Berlin, Mass./Saint John’s High School) finished fourth with a time of 29:33.57.
In the opening 1,500-meter run of her career, freshman Audrey Belf (Birmingham, Mich./Earnest W. Seaholm) finished 15th with a time of 4:22.99.
The men’s 1,500-meter run saw a trio of Hoyas record PRs, with John Murray (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) leading the way, clocking 3:48.62. Thomas Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep/Arizona State) ran his best GU 1,500m as he clocked 3:53.41, followed by a PR 3:55.36 from Nick Wareham (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury).
In the men’s long jump, Kenneth Armstrong (San Dimas, Calif./Damien) recorded a season best 6.64m, good enough for ninth place.
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.