May 15, 2015
WASHINGTON - For the second-consecutive year, the Georgetown track & field team open the ECAC / IC4A Outdoor Championships with wins in the women's 5,000-meter run and the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase. The three-day meet is being held at Weaver Stadium on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. After three events scored on the men's side, the Hoyas lead the field of 14 teams with 18 points. On the women's side, following four events scored - with GU only competing in one - Georgetown is fifth among the 19-team field with 10 points.
Haley Pierce (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall School) highlighted the women's field, winning the women's 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:16:16, a season best. The win is Pierce's first ECAC title. This is the second-consecutive year the Hoyas have won the event as All-American Samantha Nadel (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore) captured the title in 2014.
On the men's side, Darren Fahy (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) won the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase, clocking 8:45.11 for his first IC4A title. It is the second-straight year the Blue & Gray has won the event as former Hoya All-American Dylan Sorensen claimed the title in 2014.
Also earning points in the steeplechase were Matt Howard (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg) and Scott Carpenter (Lenox, Mass./Lenox Memorial), finishing seventh (8:58.04) and eighth (8:58.53), respectively. Carpenter's time was a new personal record (PR).
Michael Crozier (Arlington, Va./Gonzaga) finished fourth in the men's 10,000-meter finals, earning five points for the Blue & Gray.
The Hoyas will continue competition in Princeton, N.J., through Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17.