Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown men's track & field team opened the 2013 indoor season today at the Navy Invitational held at the Wesley Brown Field House in Annapolis, Md. Georgetown posted eight individual top-three finishes as well as placing two relays among the top three.
One in the quartet of Hoyas to take first-place finishes was Bobby Peavey (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam) who ran 14:23.30, an IC4A-qualifying time. Derek Armstrong (Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle) also recorded an IC4A qualifying time (14:41.40) with a sixth-place finish.
Tyler Smith (Jeffersonville, Pa./Norristown) won the men's 60-meter dash with a time of 7.05 after posting a time of 7.13 in the preliminaries.
Also winning his event was Michael Reher (San Francisco, Calif./St. Ignatius College Prep) in the men's 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:57.45. He led fellow Hoya Andrew Ogle (Powell, Tenn./Powell) who finished second with a time of 3:58.72.
Eghosa Aghayere (Henrietta, N.Y./Rush Henrietta Sperry) was the lone Hoya to compete in the field events, winning the men's triple jump with a mark 14.78m, enough to qualify for the IC4A Championships.
In the men's 200-meter dash Mike Andre (Ocean, N.J./Ocean Township) took second place with a time of 22.28 while Devante Washington (Lafayette, La./Lafayette) followed right behind in third timing in at 22.43. Smith also ran the 200-meter dash, finishing seventh with a time of 22.52.
Hansel Akers (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) took third place in the men's 400-meter dash as he ran 49.41.
The men's 4x800-meter relay was slated to feature Kevin Chen, Ogle, Reher and Dylan Sorensen (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) and the Georgetown team finished second among six schools with a time of8:02.46.
The men's 4x400-meter relay team of Akers, Andre, Washington and Richard D'Ambrosio (Collegeville, Pa./Malvern Prep) finished third among 16 teams with a time of 3:20.67.
The Hoyas will take the rest of the rest of 2012 off and return to the track in the new year on January 5 for the Father Diamond Invitational held locally in Fairfax, Va., and hosted by George Mason University.