June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON - Following a successful outdoor season that saw six Hoyas garner All-America recognition, Director of Georgetown Track & Field / Cross Country Patrick Henner is already focused on next season as he announced the incoming class for the 2014-15 season. The class boasts talent from around the country and several national accolades including two high school national champions and six high school All-Americans.
Men's Incoming Class
"With two national high school champions and the fastest 800-meter recruit in Georgetown history, our staff is very excited about the recruiting class arriving on campus this fall," Henner said. "Coach Brandon Bonsey did an outstanding job of gaining commitments from New Balance Outdoor National Mile Champ Christian Alvarado, New Balance Indoor Two Mile Champion Charles Cooper and Joe White who ran 1:48.75 as the silver medalist at the National High School meet. Adding these student-athletes to our young talented team should get the Hoya track & field family excited about the future."
Christian Alvarado | High School National Champion
Fairfield, Conn. / Fairfield College Prep
PRs: 800m - 1:52.60, Mile - 4:06.88, Two-Mile - 9:00.29
2014 New Balance National Mile Champion
Two-time Foot Locker National finalist
Two-time New England Indoor Two-Mile Champion
New England record holder in the indoor two mile
2014 Connecticut State 1,600 and 3,200 Champion
2013 Connecticut State Cross Country Champion
2013 Connecticut State 3,200 Champion
2013 New England Outdoor 3200 Champion
Clinton, N.J. / DePaul Catholic
PRs: 400m - 48.37, 800m - 1:48.75
Finished second in the 800-meter run at the 2014 New Balance National Meet
2014 New Jersey State Indoor 800 Champion
Finished fifth in the 800-meter run at the 2013 New Balance National Meet
2013 and 2014 New Jersey Non-Public Group A State 800m Champion
Charles Cooper | High School National Champion
Montreal, Canada / Lower Canada College
PRs: 600m - 1:21.83, Mile- 4:12.01, Two-Mile - 8:59.61
2014 New Balance Indoor National Two-Mile Champion
Seven-time Provincial Champion in the indoor and outdoor 1,500m and 3,000m
Runner-up in the mile at the 2014 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
2012 Quebec Junior Cross Country Champion
Forest Grove, Ore. / Forest Grove
PRs: 800m - 1:55.22, 1,500m - 3:51.66
2012 Oregon 6A State 1,500m Champion
Finished third at the 2013 Oregon 6A State Cross Country Championships
Finished third in the 1,500m at the 2014 Oregon 6A State Meet
Palo Alto, Calif. / Palo Alto
PRs: 200m - 21.72, 400m - 48.28
Finished third in the 200m at the 2013 CIF-CCS Championships
Finished fourth in the 400m at the 2013 CIF-CCS Championships
St. Cloud, Minn. / St. Cloud Cathedral
PRs: 800m - 1:55.11, 1,600m - 4:15.80, 3,200m - 9:15.56
Finished second in the 3,200m at the 2014 Minnesota Class A State Meet
Finished second in the 1,600m at the 2013 Minnesota Class A State Meet
Finished third in the 1,600m at the 2012 Minnesota Class A State Meet
Finished fourth at the 2012 Minnesota Class A State Cross Country Championships
Nazareth, Pa. / Nazareth Area
PRs: 110H - 14.80, 300H - 38.48
Finished second in the 300-meter hurdles at the 2013 PIAA District 11 AAA Meet
Finished third in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2013 PIAA District 11 AAA Meet
Women's Incoming Class
"I couldn't be more excited for our women's recruiting class," Henner said. "We bring in five student-athletes all who have been state champions with experience at the high school national level. Autumn Eastman, Madeline Perez and Kennedy Weisner can contribute right away in cross country and will have a great track presence from the 1,500m and up. Piper Donaghu and Aleta Looker will add depth to our already strong middle distance squad. We're excited to develop these athletes over the next four years on the Hilltop."
Kennedy Weisner | Two-Time High School All-American
St. Mary's, Pa. / Elk County Catholic
PRs: 800m - 2:09.23, Mile - 4:45.20, 3,200m - 10:40.19
2012 Foot Locker National finalist
2012 Pennsylvania AA State Cross Country Champion
2013 and 2014 Pennsylvania AA State 800m and 1,600m Champion
Finished third in the mile at the 2014 New Balance Indoor National Meet
Finished fifth in the mile at the 2013 New Balance Indoor National Meet
Madeline Perez | High School All-American
Glen Ellyn, Ill. / Glenbard West
PRs: 1,600m - 4:52.21, 3,200m - 10:21.19
Finished 16th at the 2012 Nike Cross Country Nationals
2012 Illinois State 3A Cross Country Champion
2013 Illinois State 3A 1,600m and 3,200m Champion
2014 Illinois State 3A 3,200m Champion
Autumn Eastman | High School All-American
Hinesburg, Vt. / Champlain Valley Union
PRs: 800m - 2:13.06, 1,500m - 4:39.95, 3,200m - 10:36.16
Finished 16th at the 2013 Nike Cross Country Nationals
2013 Vermont Division 1 State Cross Country Champion
2013 Vermont Division 1 State 800 and 1500 Champion
2014 Vermont Division 1 State 1500 and 3000 Champion
Portland, Ore. / Grant
PRs: 400m - 57.13, 800m - 2:09.12, 1,500m - 4:34.29
2013 and 2014 Oregon 6A State 800m Champion
Finished second in the 1,500m at the 2014 Oregon 6A State Meet
Finished third in the 800m at the 2012 Oregon 6A State Meet
Ellsworth, Maine / Ellsworth
PRs: 800m - 2:11.31, 1,000m - 2:53.77
Three-time Maine Class B State Indoor 800m Champion
2012 and 2014 Maine Class B State 800m Champion
2014 Maine Class B State Indoor Mile Champion
Bentonville, Ark. / Bentonville
PRs: 60m - 7.84, 100m - 12.23, 200m - 25.13
State runner-up in the 60m, 200m and 400m
Tampa, Fla. / Wharton
PRs: 400m - 56.99
Two-time Regional Champion in the 400m and 800m
Alexandria, Va. / Episcopal
PRs: 400m - 56.34, 500m - 1:16.93
Three-time VISAA Champion in the 100m, 300m and 55m
Runner-up in the 400m at the Maryland State Meet
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