April 27, 2016
PHILADELPHIA - The Georgetown University track & field team arrived in Philadelphia, Pa., on Wednesday for the 2016 Penn Relays Carnival, a three-day meet held at historic Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The three-day event will be broadcast on FloTrack.com as one of its live events.
The meet in its entirety will be broadcast live on FloTrack.com, with access granted via a subscription.
Live results can be found on the official site of the 2016 Penn Relays.
What to Watch
The Hoyas will focus on the Championship of America (COA) relays as recent history has showcased. The Blue & Gray will compete in the men’s and women’s distance medley relay (DMR), 4x800-meter relay and 4xmile (men’s) and 4x1,500-meter relay (women’s).
The Hoya women are the reigning NCAA champions in the DMR, capturing the program’s third title in March. The Hoyas will rely on bookend All-Americans Andrea Keklak (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury/Princeton) on the leadoff leg and seasoned anchor Katrina Coogan (Exeter, N.H./Phillips Exeter Academy). The GU women will also look to a deep roster in the women's 4x800-meter relay with a number of Hoyas who have run personal records (PRs) between 2:01 and 2:04.
In the men's DMR, Georgetown is looking to veteran All-Americans Cole Williams (San Francisco, Calif./Occidental College) and Ahmed Bile (Annandale, Va./Annandale) as well as All-American Joe White (Clifton, N.J./DePaul Catholic), who just ran a PR in the 800-meter run to win the Stanford Twilight Meet last weekend.
A Look Back
The Georgetown women have previously won the Penn Relays COA DMR twice, most recently in 2011. GU totals five women’s COA wheels with the other three coming from the women’s 4x800-meter run.
The Georgetown men total 25 COA wins in its illustrious history, ranging from the sprint relays through the distance relays. The Hoyas have totaled an impressive six DMR wheels in addition to eight 4x800-meter relay wins. A consistent threat to win in the distance relays, the Hoyas most recently brought a wheel back to the Hilltop in 2004, a win in the men’s 4x800-meter relay.
Thursday Schedule (all times Eastern)
5:40 p.m. – Women’s Distance Medley Relay (Championship of America)
6:35 p.m. – Women’s 4x400-Meter Relay (heats)
9:30 p.m. – Men’s 5,000-Meter Run
11:10 p.m. – Men’s 10,000-Meter Run