WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field team split sites again over the weekend, traveling to both the George Mason Spring Invitational in Fairfax, Va., and the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational in Miami, Fla. The Hoyas won a pair of events and put up a number of season bests as well as a pair of personal records (PRs).
Next on the slate for the Hoyas is the premier distance meet, the Mt. SAC Relays, held in Walnut, Calif., on April 13-15.
George Mason Spring Invitational (Fairfax, Va.)
A big group of Hoyas stayed local to compete at the George Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday, a meet that invites more than 1,200 athletes from 36 schools to the one-day affair. All-American Joe White (Clifton, N.J./DePaul Catholic), continued his impressive track season as he followed up last week’s PR in the 800-meter run with a season best to win the 400-meter dash, clocking 47.49.
The Blue & Gray put up impressive performances in the middle distance as the women tallied three among the top 10 in the 800-meter run and four among the top 10 in the 1,500-meter run. The men tallied a quartet among the top 10 in the 1,500-meter run along with one in the top 10 in the 800-meter run. Kennedy Weisner (St. Marys, Pa./Elk County Catholic), a newly-minted All-American in the indoor mile, won the women’s 1,500-meter run as she ran 4:26.21.
Georgetown Among the Top 20 at George Mason
Men’s 400-Meter Dash
1. Joe White, 47.49
Men’s 800-Meter Run
8. Joshua Bell, 1:54.16
Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles
20. Shannon Duffy, 15.50 (PR)
Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational (Miami, Fla.)
A smaller contingent of athletes headed south for the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational in Miami, Fla. Jody-Ann Knight (Bentonville, Ark./Bentonville) managed a PR in the 100-meter dash and an outdoor PR in the 200-meter dash as she continued to improve upon her times from a season ago.
A pair of Hoyas finished among the top five in the men’s 800-meter run with Nathaniel Gordon (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg) and Daniel Anderson (Ozark, Mo./Ozark) finishing third and fifth, respectively. Kenneth Armstrong (San Dimas, Calif./Damien) recorded a season-best mark in the long jump to finish 12th overall.
Georgetown Among the Top 20 at Miami
Women’s 100-Meter Dash
19. Jody-Ann Knight, 12.14 (PR)
Women’s 200-Meter Dash
20. Jody-Ann Knight, 24.69 (outdoor PR)
Men’s 400-Meter Dash
14. Quincey Wilson, 48.82
Men’s Long Jump
12. Kenneth Armstrong, 6.31m