June 30, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown track & field All-Americans Joe White (Clifton, N.J./DePaul Catholic) and Darren Fahy (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) are in Eugene, Ore., for the 2016 U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials, held at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. The trials, slated for July 1-10, will be broadcast on NBC and its family of networks with additional interview and cool down coverage provided by USATF.TV.
White will be the first Hoya to step on the track in Eugene, as he competes in the first round of the 800-meter run, scheduled for Friday, July 1 at 7:15 p.m. ET. White turned in an All-America performance at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships to close the collegiate portion of the season.
The rising junior All-American will compete in a field of 32 athletes, with four heats of eight vying for a spot in the semifinals. The top three from each heat as well as the next four fastest times will advance to the 16-person semifinal, set for Saturday, July 2 at 3 p.m. ET.
Fahy, who earned First Team All-America honors following a fifth-place showing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, will compete in the first round of steeplechase competition, slated for Monday, July 4 at 7:03 p.m. ET.
Georgetown Alums at Trials
In addition to White and Fahy, a Georgetown presence will be felt in Eugene during the Trials as alums will also be competing for a spot on Team USA. Already familiar with Team USA, Emily Infeld, now running for Nike’s Bowerman Track Club, has declared and been accepted in both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter run. The women’s 10,000-meter final is slated for Saturday, July 2 at 2:04 p.m. ET.
A pair of Hoyas have declared and been accepted in the women’s 1,500-meter run in Rachel Schneider, now competing for Under Armour, and Treniere (Clement) Moser, now with Nike Oregon Project. The first round is set for Thursday, June 7 at 9:27 p.m. ET.
Finally, Monica Hargrove is in the 28-person field for the women’s 400-meter dash. Hargrove, competing unattached, will line up in the third of a four-heat first round, with the top three from each heat plus the next four fastest times advancing to the semifinals. The semifinals are set for Saturday, July 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET.