Track & Field Notebook: USATF Jr. & Sr. Championships, New Balance Nationals

June 29, 2017

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WASHINGTON - In the few weeks since the conclusion of the NCAA outdoor track & field season, the Georgetown University track & field program has still been busy well into the summer. Current and former Hoyas competed at the USA Track & Field Junior and Senior Championships last week, held in Sacramento, Calif., while incoming freshmen competed at the New Balance National Outdoor Meet.

USATF Championships
Georgetown alum Emily Infeld (B'12) competed in the women's 10,000-meter run at the USAT Championships, taking second place to earn a spot on Team USA to represent the United States at the IAAF World Championships in London later this summer. Infeld, running for Nike's Bowerman Track Club, clocked 31:22.67 for silver behind Saucony's Molly Huddle, the American record holder in the event.

All-American Joe White (Clifton, N.J./DePaul Catholic), who turned in a pair of third-place finishes in the 800-meter run in both the indoor and outdoor NCAA events last season, advanced to the 800-meter semifinals at the USATF Championships. After automatically qualifying in the first round, White put up a 1:46.20 in the semis. Despite the time being the sixth-fastest of the round, White missed out on the eight-person final as he did not finish among the top four of his heat.

All-Americans Darren Fahy (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) and Scott Carpenter (Lenox, Mass./Lenox Memorial) each competed in the men's steeplechase first round.

USATF Junior Championships
At the USATF Junior Championships, a pair from the Blue & Gray finished fourth and fifth in the men's junior steeplechase. Eion Nohilly (Golden's Bridge, N.Y./John Jay) and Matthew Bouthillette (North Providence, R.I./La Salle Academy) recorded respective times of 9:22.18 and 9:30.68.

In the men's junior 5,000-meter run, Jack Salisbury (Rumford, R.I./La Salle Academy) finished fourth with a time of 3:51.40.

New Balance National Outdoor Meet
A pair of incoming Hoya freshmen, Rey Rivera and Lexie Del Gizzo, had great performances at the 2017 New Balance National Outdoor Meet. Rivera won the boys 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.47. Following his season, MileSplit named Rivera a 2017 All-American as he made the second team in the 800-meter run.

Del Gizzo finished third in the girls 800-meter run with a breakthrough time of 2:07.83. It was more than a two-second improvement upon Del Gizzo's previous best of 2:10.17.



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