March 14, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field team tallied 15 All-America honors following the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. The Hoya women turned in the fifth-best program finish as they placed ninth in the field with 21 points and won the third NCAA distance medley relay (DMR) title in school history. The men tallied eight All-America honors on the second team while the women totaled seven honors, six to the first team and one on the second team.
To be named an All-American, a student-athlete must finish among the top 16 in their event with the top eight earning first team honors while those who place 9-16 are named to the second team.
All-American Katrina Coogan (Exeter, N.H./Phillips Exeter Academy) picked up another two honors, earning first team status in the 3,000-meter run and the DMR for the fourth-straight year. She anchored the Hoyas to the DMR title, winning with a time of 10:57.21 in a notable race that saw the top five teams break 11 minutes for the first time in NCAA history. The following day, Coogan returned to the track and turned in a third-place performance in the 3,000-meter run, the best finish of her career. Coogan now tallies 10 All-America honors to her credit.
Andrea Keklak (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury/Princeton) now has five All-America honors in her repertoire as she ran leadoff on the NCAA-winning DMR squad, and she also finished fourth in the women’s mile. Keklak’s fourth-place showing was the best performance from a Hoya in the mile since Treniere (Clement) Moser finished third in 2004.
A pair of Hoyas earn their first All-America accolades in Heather Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) and Emma Keenan (Gwynedd-Valley, Pa./Gwynedd-Mercy Academy), who ran the 400- and 800-meter legs of the DMR, respectively. Martin, a competitor at the NCAA cross country meet, competed against dedicated sprinters in her two laps to keep the Hoyas within striking distance and Keenan turned in the second-fastest 800-meter split of the race to help the Blue & Gray to the win.
Sabrina Southerland (New York, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cardozo) picked up her fifth All-America accolade as she competed in the 800-meter prelims. Also picking up a fifth honor, All-American Joe White (Clifton, N.J./DePaul Catholic) earned a pair of honors as he ran the 400-meter leg of the men’s DMR and competed in the heats of the 800-meter semifinals.
All-Americans Ahmed Bile (Annandale, Va./Annandale) and Amos Bartelsmeyer (St. Louis, Mo./Saint Louis Country Day) both picked up a pair of honors as both were a part of the DMR and Bile ran in the 3,000-meter finals and Bartelsmeyer competed in the mile prelims. Also competing in the mile heats, Cole Williams (San Francisco, Calif./Occidental College) earned the third All-America honor of his career.
Running leadoff in the men’s DMR, Michael Lederhouse (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West) tallied his first All-America accolade.
Georgetown Second Team All-Americans – Women
Sabrina Southerland - 800m