Georgetown Track & Field in Ohio for BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

Spencer Brown will compete in his first BIG EAST Outdoor Championships this weekend.

May 12, 2016

GENEVA, Ohio - The Georgetown University track & field team has arrived in Ohio for the 2016 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships, presented by Jeep. The two-day meet will be held at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, for the first time in conference history.

Broadcast Information & Live Results
The championships in its entirety will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) with John Fanta on play-by-play and Cayleigh Griffin serving as the sideline reporter.

To watch, download the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire tablets and phones and select Windows devices to view BIG EAST Digital Network games on-the-go. The FOX Sports GO platform can also be accessed at FOXSportsGO.com on desktops.

Live results will be available here.

Men’s Preview
The Hoyas will look to defend four titles from the 2015 championships, where the Blue & Gray placed fourth, in the 800-meter run, 3,000-meter steeplechase, 4x400-meter relay and the 4x800-meter relay.

All-American Joe White (Clifton, N.J./DePaul Catholic) looks to defend his 800-meter title from the 2015 championships and complete the indoor and outdoor double in the event, having won the indoor title in February. White also anchored the 2015 4x400-meter championship squad. He enters the event with the best 800-meter time in the league, clocking 1:46.67 at the Stanford Twilight Meet. The Hoyas have won the 800-meter run at the last two outdoor championships with All-American Ahmed Bile (Annandale, Va./Annandale) capturing the crown in 2014.

The men’s steeplechase will feature a slew of Hoyas looking to keep the title with the Blue & Gray as GU has won the event the previous two years. All-American Darren Fahy (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) and Scott Carpenter (Lenox, Mass./Lenox Memorial) own the top and third-best times in the league, respectively entering Friday’s finals.

 

 

Looking for another three-peat, Georgetown is the two-time defending champion in the 4x800-meter relay, with wins in 2015 and 2014. In a clash of BIG EAST powerhouses, the Hoyas and the Villanova University Wildcats each have 10 4x800-meter conference titles, a tie for the most in the league with both squads looking for an unprecedented 11th crown on Saturday.

Women’s Preview
The GU women won two titles at the 2015 championships, where the Hoyas placed fifth.

All-American Katrina Coogan (Exeter, N.H./Phillips Exeter Academy) is the reigning 1,500-meter champion and will be in the field again in 2016. She set a meet record in the event when she clocked 4:13.70 at Villanova Stadium in 2015. Coogan is in the midst of a stellar final track & field season where she has anchored both the NCAA distance medley relay (DMR) championship squad, as well as the Penn Relays DMR championship team. Georgetown became just the fourth school in history to pull of the DMR double by winning the NCAA indoor crown and the Penn Relays wheel in the same season, joining Tennessee, North Carolina and Villanova.

The women’s team will look for double digits as they defend their 2015 4x800-meter title. With nine wins in program history, the Hoyas will look for their 10th title and to become just the second team in conference history to reach double digits (Villanova, 17). Also looking to add to their collection are Marquette and Providence, with the Golden Eagles last winning the event in 2008 and the Friars winning a pair of titles, in 1992 and 1990.

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