WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field program had a strong close to a pair of two-day meets. As the Hoyas split sites with both squads traveling to the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, as well as the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston, the Blue & Gray managed a multitude of strong times, highlighted by Amos Bartelsmeyer (St. Louis, Mo./St. Louis Country Day) running the second-fastest mile in Georgetown history in Beantown today.
“Georgetown had another great day on the track,” Director of Track & Field / Cross Country Julie Culley said. “Amos ran an incredible race in Boston and all of his hard work going back to the summer and through cross country is really showing this season on the track. We had a lot of top performances, including Piper in the mile, nearly three seconds better than her previous personal best. Meredith Rizzo was within a second of her PB and Jack in the mile as well. Rey ran consistent with where he was just a week ago when he ran his PR. It’s great to see these athletes having so much success as we get closer to the postseason portion of the season.”
BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational; Boston, Massachusetts (Individual Results)
In Boston, the events were highlighted by an impressive PR from Bartelsmeyer in the mile, where he ran 3:57.53, nearly eight-tenths of a second faster than his previous best. Prior to today’s race, only seven collegiate men had eclipsed the 3:58 mark this season.
4. Amos Bartelsmeyer, 3:57.53
17. Jack Salisbury, 4:04.37
20. Spencer Brown, 4:05.25
62. Joshua Bell, 4:11.84
67. Eion Nohilly, 4:12.48
99. Matthew Bouthillette, 4:15.78
111. Johnathan Chavez, 4:16.68
114. Seth Eliason, 4:17.28
Men’s 3,000-Meter Run
30. Nick Wareham, 8:21.52
Iowa State Classic; Ames, Iowa (Individual Results)
At the Iowa State Classic, senior Piper Donaghu (Portland, Ore./Grant) ran a PR 4:42.57 in the mile to take sixth place. Donaghu improved on her previous best by nearly three seconds, a time she ran during the 2016 indoor season. On the men’s side, a trio of Hoyas in freshman Rey Rivera (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge), sophomore Kenny Rowe (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield0 and freshman Ruach Padhal (London, Ont./John Paull II Catholic) each won their heats and all finishing among the top 20.
Iowa State Classic: Georgetown Results
Women’s 800-Meter Run
20. Olivia Arizin, 2:11.61
Both squads will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 17, for the final competition before the 2018 BIG EAST Championships. The Hoyas will compete at both the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, Indiana, as well as the JDL Fast Track Last Chance Meet in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.