Track & Field Notebook
Feb. 19, 2013
WASHINGTON - As the Georgetown track & field program traveled to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, for the BIG EAST Track & Field Championships where All-American Chelsea Cox and Deseree King walked away as individual conference championships, other news was happening in the Georgetown track & field world. The biggest highlight came from familiar stomping grounds for the Hoyas as former Hoya All-American Andrew Bumbalough competed at the 106th Millrose Games, held at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory, a facility that has many times hosted the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Bumbalough PRs at Millrose Games
After the bunny exited the race, providing a good pace for the field, Lagat found himself in the lead with a chase pack featuring Bumbalough behind. Bumbalough was comfortably in fourth but started to make his move over the last 600 meters. Now in his third year as a professional, Bumbalough found his stride, moving comfortably on the shoulder of teammate Evan Jager with 400 to go. On the back straightaway Bumbalough went on the outside to take over second place easily from Jager and would chase Lagat for a PR of 8:13.02 to finish second. Lagat, also with Nike, ran 8:09.49, besting Rupp's American record set the year prior and achieving his goal. Of the nine runners to finish, the top six all compete for Nike with Cam Levins finishing third, followed by Evan Jager, Will Leer and Leonard Korir.
Ben Furcht Awarded BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award
Furcht, a mathematics major from Ardmore, Pa., on the track & field and cross country teams on the Hilltop, represented Georgetown on the BIG EAST Conference's list of 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete Awards. Thirty student-athletes (one male one female from each of the BIG EAST's 15 member institutions) are named as winners of the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarships.
Track & Field Remembers Charlie Cappazzoli