Oct. 14, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University cross country teams competed at the 2016 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday afternoon at the Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin Invitational annually brings the nation’s elite runners to America’s Dairyland, this year welcoming 19 men’s teams ranked by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and 17 ranked women’s teams. The men finished 14th in the 30-team field while the women clinched the 22nd spot among the 31 teams.
Georgetown Men’s Cross Country: 14th of 30; 399 points (13 / 51 / 84 / 106 / 145) [Nuttycombe Wisconsin 8K Invitational]
The men’s team was led by Scott Carpenter (Lenox, Mass./Lenox Memorial), who finished 13th overall with a time of 24:07.0 in the 8-kilometer race. Proving again to be among the nation’s best, Carpenter was the top finisher from all schools in both the BIG EAST Conference as well as the Mid-Atlantic Region.
“I thought Scott Carpenter showed once again that he is one of the top distance runners in the NCAA,” Head Men’s Cross Country Coach Brandon Bonsey said. “I think where you finish at Wisconsin is where you can finish at the NCAA meet so Scott finishing where he did is a big deal. As a team we were too far back early. At 2K, we were in 27th. I wanted to have a conservative race plan, but they executed in an exaggerated fashion. Had we not put ourselves in such a hole, I think we would have had a better result. This meet was about learning how to move through the field and I feel we did that today. We need to be better the we were but we are going to continue to improve.”
No. 1 Northern Arizona led the field with 78 points, followed by No. 11 Stanford (118), No. 3 BYU (144), No. 2 Syracuse (167), No. 8 Iona (240), No. 27 UCLA (246), No. 7 Portland (257), No. 14 Iowa State (260), Washington State (283), No. 21 Colorado State (298), No. 16 Wisconsin (313), Southern Utah (347), No. 26 Tulsa (367), No. 17 Georgetown (399) and No. 18 Boise State (413) to round out the top 15.
Men’s Individual Results: Pl. Name, Time (Points) [Nuttycombe Wisconsin 8K Invitational]
13. Scott Carpenter, 24:07.0 (13)
51. Christian Alvarado, 24:37.2 (51)
84. Amos Bartelsmeyer, 24:53.4 (84)
106. Michael Clevenger, 25:05.1 (106)
145. Matthew Bouthilette, 25:25.2 (145)
157. Michael Crozier, 25:34.8 (only top five score points)
Georgetown Women’s Cross Country: 22nd of 31; 525 points (89 / 101 / 105 / 112 / 118) [Nuttycombe Wisconsin 6K Invitational]
The women continued a pack running strategy that has been implemented all season thus far. The Hoyas had a spread of less than 20 seconds among the five point scorers to finish 22nd in the loaded field.
No. 4 Washington won the meet with 124 points, followed by NC State (166), No. 1 Providence (170), No. 11 New Mexico (207), No. 21 Baylor (228), No. 19 San Francisco (258), No. 23 Utah (287), No. 26 Iowa State (309), No. 28 Notre Dame (313), No. 15 BYU (318), No. 17 Yale (335), Villanova (345), UCLA (348), No. 26 Penn (354), No. 29 Harvard (357) to round out the top 15, while the No. 18 Hoyas finished 22nd with 525 points.
Women’s Individual Results: Pl. Name, Time (Points) [Nuttycombe Wisconsin 6K Invitational]
89. Josette Norris, 21:19.1 (89)
101. Kennedy Weisner, 21:26.5 (101)
105. Piper Donaghu, 21:29.6 (105)
112. Autumn Eastman, 21:33.6 (112)
118. Madeline Perez, 21:37.8 (118)
152. Sarah Cotton, 21:58.6 (only top five score points)
The Hoyas return to action on Friday, October 28 at the BIG EAST Championships, held at historic Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The conference championship returns to New York City for the first time since 2012, in a place the Hoyas can call friendly confines since of the men’s seven BIG EAST team titles, three have been won at the historic venue, as well as four of the women’s five team crowns.