GU T&F Finishes Up at Larry Ellis Invitational

All-American Deseree King competed in three events today, running the second leg of the winning 4x400m relay.

April 19, 2014

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown track & field team finished up a two-day track meet hosted by Princeton University today. Competing on the final day of the Larry Ellis Invitational, the Hoyas managed seven top-10 performances including two first-place finishes.

All-American Amanda Kimbers (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) led the way for the Hoyas, as she has throughout her final year of eligibility on the Hilltop. Again running a season best, the graduate student ran 23.66 to win the women's 200-meter dash before running lead off on the winning women's 4x400-meter relay.

Kimbers led off the foursome featuring All-American Deseree King (Oxon Hill, Md./Oxon Hill) running second, Mirabel Nkenke (Orange, N.J./Immaculate Conception) in the third spot and All-American Chelsea Cox (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) anchoring the squad. The quartet ran 3:46.94, easily taking first place.

The 4x400m relay would be King's third race of the day having previously turned in a sixth-place performance in the women's 400-meter dash with a time of 54.99 and following that up with a second-place performance in the women's 400-meter hurdles, her specialty, with a time of 1:01.30. Cox also competed in the 400-meter dash, running 56.10, good enough for 12th place.

Competing in her first track meet for the Hoyas, two-sport athlete Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) took ninth place in the women's high jump with a mark of 1.65m.

On the men's side, the 4x400-meter relay squad made up of Hansel Akers (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield), All-American Devante Washington (Lafayette, La./Lafayette), Nathaniel Gordon (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg) and Mike Andre (Ocean, N.J./Ocean Township) finished fifth overall with a time of 3:17.35.

 

 

Akers started the day with a ninth-place showing in the men's 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.87, a time that won his heat.

Tyler Smith (Jeffersonville, Pa./Norristown) finished third in third heat and 14th overall with a time of 11.08 in the men's 100-meter dash.

The Hoyas will have little time off before traveling to Philadelphia, Pa., for the 120th Running of the Penn Relay Carnival this Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26.

More Headlines
Brown Named BIG EAST Men’s Track Athlete of the Week Georgetown University track & field All-American Spencer Brown (Wilton, Conn.... MacDonald Named to Canada's Pan American Junior Cross... Georgetown University freshman cross country standout Martha MacDonald (Toron... Georgetown Women Open Indoor Track & Field Season at Navy... Georgetown University’s women’s track & field team opened the... Green Named Cross Country All-American Georgetown University cross country standout Jonathan Green (Berlin, Mass./Sa...
Shop Now
Auctions

#HoyaSaxa

widget powered by zoomph

Schedules

January 13
All Day
Nittany Lion Challenge
State College, Pa.
January 26
All Day
Columbia Challenge
New York, N.Y.
January 27
All Day
Columbia Challenge
New York, N.Y.
February 2
All Day
BU Scarlet & White Invite
Boston, Mass.
February 3
All Day
BU Scarlet & White Invite
Boston, Mass.
February 3
All Day
Villanova Invitational
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 9
All Day
BU David Hemery Valentine Invite
Boston, Mass.
February 9
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 10
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 10
All Day
BU David Hemery Valentine Invite
Boston, Mass.
February 17
All Day
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 17
All Day
JDL Fast Track Last Chance Meet
Winston-Salem, N.C.
February 23
All Day
BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 24
All Day
BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
March 3
All Day
ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 4
All Day
ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 9
All Day
NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
College Station, Texas
March 10
All Day
NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
College Station, Texas