WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field program sent a pair of distance medley relay (DMR) squads to the UCS Invitational hosted at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Friday. The Hoyas posted strong races in the last meet before the 2018 BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships next weekend, including the men’s squad clocking the second-fastest DMR time in Georgetown history.
“The race for the men was huge,” Director of Track & Field / Cross Country Julie Culley said. “It was a loaded section and that performance puts this team in great position for the NCAA Championships. Amos did a really nice job on the anchor leg and is running really well right now.”
The Hoya foursome managed the second-fastest time in school history as All-American Spencer Brown (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), Kenny Rowe (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield), Rey Rivera (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) and All-American Amos Bartelsmeyer (St. Louis, Mo./St. Louis Country Day) eclipsed the field with a time of 9:28.21.
The first three legs kept the Hoyas in contention as Georgetown was part of the lead pack, but it was Bartelsmeyer’s impressive anchor leg that would help the Hoyas pull away from the field. In the reported splits, prior to the conversion from a flat track, Bartelsmeyer was the lone anchor to split sub-four minutes on the 1,600-meter frame. His split was more than two seconds faster than his opponents.
The women’s team competed in the faster of the two-heat final. Clocking 11:25.49, unconverted, the Blue & Gray finished fourth overall.
Both squads will prepare for the 2018 BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships, held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Facility in Staten Island, New York. The two-day meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24