Nov. 20, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Consistently among the best in the nation, the Georgetown University men’s and women’s cross country teams are in Louisville, Ky., for the 2015 NCAA Championships, to be held on Saturday, November 21 at the E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park, the second time in the last four years Louisville has played host to nationals. Both teams earned an automatic qualifier at the regional meet last Friday in Princeton, N.J.
The No. 13 Georgetown men moved up two spots in the national polls following a win at the 2015 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, the 11th region title in program history. The Hoyas cruised to a 16-point victory as they tallied 44 points, ahead of then-No. 23 Penn (60). Following the meet, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named its all-region team, comprised of 450 student-athletes (225 men, 225 women) who finished among the top 25 in their respective regional championships. The five Hoya point scorers were named all-region as Georgetown is one of just 12 schools in the country to name five or more (maximum seven) student-athletes to the list.
The Georgetown women remained at No. 14 in the last USTFCCCA rankings of the year following a second-place showing at the regional meet. The Blue & Gray tallied five on the all-region list as Georgetown was one of 10 institutions to name five or six point scorers to the list with no schools collecting seven accolades.
The Hoyas will hit the course at the E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park on Saturday at noon. The women’s 6,000-meter race is first with the Blue & Gray lining up in box 40 of 41. The men’s 10,000-meter race is slated for 1 p.m. ET as the Hoya men line up in box 24 of 41. A live stream and live results will be available on NCAA.com.