Jan. 13, 2015
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University track & field All-Americans Ryan Manahan (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) and Hannah Neczypor (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) earned a pair of weekly BIG EAST Conference honors today, as announced by the league office in New York. Both teams competed at the Father Diamond Invitational on Saturday, hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
Manahan, a sophomore, earned the male track athlete of the week distinction following a first-place finish in the men's 800-meter run over the weekend. His time of 1:49.17 (flat track conversion) ranks No. 1 nationally according to the Track & Field Results and Reporting System (TFRRS) and is the best time on the conference list that boasts five Hoyas at the top. This is Manahan's second honor of his career as he previously earned the award during the 2014 season.
Neczypor, a senior, was named the league's female track athlete of the week after she finished first in the mile at the Father Diamond Invitational and took second place in the 800-meter run, which was the best collegiate finish as the winner was a professional from Brooks. Both her times sit atop the league lists with her mile time ranked third in the nation and her 800-meter time tabbed seventh nationally according to TFRRS. This is Neczypor's first conference award of her career.
The Hoya women are currently ranked No. 10 in the country by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), one of two BIG EAST institutions ranked among the top 10 with Providence College coming in at No. 8.
The Blue & Gray returns to competition on Saturday, January 17 with the Penn State Relays, hosted by Penn State University in State College, Pa.