WASHINGTON - Georgetown All-American Amos Bartelsmeyer (St. Louis, Mo./Saint Louis Country Day) pushed through the home straightaway to finish ninth in the 1,500-meter run at the 2018 NCAA Track & Field Championships on Friday night. Historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon is playing host to the four-day championships, held through June 9.
On a rainy day in Eugene, Oregon, the second event on the track was the men’s 1,500-meter finals. The race went out slow and tactical, forcing the field to rely on its final kick. Bartelsmeyer, much like the other 11 on the track, kept in striking distance with the group maneuvering into position to make the final push. With strong moves made through the final lap, it was the last 200 meters where the runners shifted into another gear. Bartelsmeyer held on for a time of 3:46.54 to finish ninth.
Bartelsmeyer’s ninth-place finish is the best for a Hoya in the event since 2009 when Liam Boylan-Pett finished sixth.
The Hoyas will send a handful of athletes to the Portland Track Festival on Sunday, June 10. The US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) will name All-Americans on Monday, June 11.
Georgetown NCAA Track & Field Championships Results
Men’s 1,500-Meter Finals
9. Amos Bartelsmeyer, 3:46.54