June 2, 2011
Despite the collegiate track & field season still a week shy of being over, Georgetown's Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Pat Henner has announced his men's incoming class. The Hoyas welcome one of Georgetown's best overall recruiting classes and boasts a national champion and a national runner up in addition to seven other state champions. Of the 12 student-athletes that hail from six states, three are Footlocker Cross Country National Championship qualifiers.
"Coach Michael Banks and Coach Stanley Lagrenade put together an outstanding recruiting class," Henner said. "Most of this class is ranked among the best in the country in their respective events. They will have an immediate impact on the BIG EAST and NCAA level. We are very excited to get them all on campus in the fall and begin working together toward our team goals."
The Hoyas will send six student-athletes in four events to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships June 8-11 held at Drake University.
Men's Track & Field Incoming Class
Cornelius Savage - National Champion in the 400m Hurdles
Sprints / Hurdles
Powder Springs, Ga. / McEachern
PRs - 110h: 14.32; 300h: 37.56; 400h: 51.85
A national champion in the 400-meter hurdles as a junior ... Finished third in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior at the Georgia State Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Richard D'Ambrosio - National Runner-Up in the Indoor Pentathlon
Jumps / Hurdles / Multi
Collegeville, Pa. / Malvern Prep
PRs - LJ: 23'9.75"; Pentathlon: 3,869
National runner-up in the pentathlon at the 2011 New Balance Indoor National Championships ... Finished third at the 2011 Pennsylvania Indoor State Track & Field Championships in the long jump.
Omar Kaddurah - Third in the mile at the 2010 Outdoor National Championships
Grand Blanc, Mich. / Grand Blanc
PRs - 400r: 48.9; 1,500m: 3:47.61; 1,600m: 4:07.67; Mile: 4:08.50
A three-time All-American and two-time state champion who holds the state meet record in the 1,600-meter run (4:07, set as a junior) ... Finished third in the mile as a junior at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor National Championships ... Placed third at the 2010 Michigan State Cross Country Championships.
John Murray - Massachusetts State Champion, 2009 and 2010 Footlocker Finalist
Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury
PRs - 1,000m: 2:31.77; Mile: 4:17.93; 3,000m: 8:27.00; Two Mile: 9:05.34
A two-time Footlocker Cross Country National Championship qualifier finishing 21st in 2010 and 36th in 2009 ... A state champion at the 2010 Massachusetts State Cross Country Championships ... A state champion in the two mile at the 2011 Massachusetts Indoor State Track & Field Championships ... Runner-up as a junior in the two mile at the 2010 Massachusetts Outdoor State Track & Field Championships ... Finished fourth at the Footlocker Northeast Region Championships ... Placed third in the boy's 3,000-meter run at the 2011 Penn Relays.
Silas Frantz - Virginia State Champion, 2010 Footlocker Finalist
Henrico, Va. / Douglas Freeman
PRs - 1,600m: 4:15.48; 3,000m: 8:30.39; 3,200m: 9:17.69
A state champion in the 3,200-meter run at the 2011 Virginia AAA Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Placed third at the 2011 Virginia AAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the 1,600-meter run ... Finished 33rd at the Footlocker Cross Country National Championships ... Recorded a sixth-place finish at the Footlocker South Region Championships ... A runner-up at the 2010 Virginia AAA State Cross Country Championships ... Finished fifth in the boy's 3,000-meter run at the 2011 Penn Relays.
Ryan Gil - Pennsylvania State Champion, 2009 Footlocker Finalist
Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny
PRs - Mile: 4:13.70; 3,000m: 8:30.91; 3,200: 9:03.87
A state champion in the 3,000-meter run at the 2011 Pennsylvania Indoor State Track & Field Championships and the 2010 Pennsylvania State Cross Country Championships .... Was a runner-up as a junior in the 3,200-meter run at the 2010 Pennsylvania Outdoor State Track & Field Championships ... Finished 31st at the Footlocker Cross Country National Championships as a junior ... Placed sixth in the boy's 3,000-meter run at the 2011 Penn Relays.
Miles Schoedler - New Jersey State Champion
Ocean View, N.J. / Ocean City
PRs - Mile: 4:11.42; 3,200m: 9:12.18
A state champion in the 1,600-meter run and the 800-meter run at the 2011 New Jersey Group III Championships .... A 2011 New Balance Boston Indoor Grand Prix Mile Champion ... A 2011 Hispanic Games Mile Champion ... Finished third in the Millrose Games boy's mile ... Ran one of the fastest times in history at historic Holmdel Park (15:43) ... Finished 15th at the Footlocker Northeast Region Championships.
Tyler Smith - Pennsylvania State Champion
Jeffersonville, Pa. / Norristown
PRs - 55m: 6.63; 60m: 6.90; 100m: 10.59
A state champion as a junior and senior in the 100-meter dash at the Pennsylvania State Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... A runner-up in the 60-meter dash at the 2011 Pennsylvania State Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Derek Armstrong - Virginia State Champion
Middle Distance / Distance
Charlottesville, Va. / Western Albemarle
PRs - 1,600m: 4:20.31; Two Mile: 9:15.24
Finished sixth at the Nike Cross Southeast Region Championships ... A state champion in the 3,200-meter run at the 2011 Virginia AA Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Placed fifth at the 2010 Virginia AA State Cross Country Championships.
Collin Leibold - Washington Post First Team All-Met
Falls Church, Va./ Gonzaga
PRs - 1,600m: 4:17.51; 3,000m: 8:38.91; Two Mile: 9:12.16
Named All-Met First Team by the Washington Post ... A WCAC Cross Country Champion ... Placed 20th at the Nike Cross Country Southeast Region Championships.
Austin Gregor - Runner-Up in the Penn Relays Championship of America Boy's Distance Medley Relay
Middle Distance / Distance
Chalfont, Pa. / Central Bucks South
PRs - 800m: 1:57.60; 1,600m: 4:17.60
Finished sixth in the mile at the 2011 Pennsylvania Indoor State Track & Field Championships ... Finished 15th at the 2010 Pennsylvania State Cross Country Championships ... Anchored his distance medley relay to a runner-up finish at the 2011 Penn Relays.
Craig Cassey - Fifth at the Pennsylvania State Indoor Championships
Media, Pa. / Penncrest
PRs - 400r: 49.6; 800m: 1:55.96
Placed fifth at the 2011 Pennsylvania Indoor State Track & Field Championships in the 800-meter run.