May 25, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field team will send 29 student-athletes to the 2014 NCAA Championships East Preliminary, held Thursday, May 29 through Saturday, May 31 in Jacksonville, Fla., hosted by the University of North Florida. The declaration of 29 student-athletes showcases both the depth of the Hoya program in addition to the variety of its strength as the Hoyas span 13 different events (7 women's events, 6 men's events).
The Blue & Gray total eight (4 women, 4 men) events with multiple entrants, including the women's 800-meter run, where five Hoyas have qualified for the East prelims.
Georgetown spans 13 different events between the men and women and extends from the sprint events with the women competing in both the 100- and 200-meter dash, through the middle distance where the Hoyas boast five in the men's 800- and 1,500-meter run combined and an additional nine in the women's 800- and 1,500-meter run combined.
The Blue & Gray add more athletes in the distance events with both the men and women competing in both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter run and the Hoyas continue to add in specialized events such as the men's steeplechase and the women's 400-meter hurdles.
The GU men own three of the top-five times in the steeplechase entering the competition. The men will also send an athlete in the men's triple jump.
The 29 student-athletes traveling to Jacksonville, Fla., marks a record for competitors competing at one of the two preliminary sites of the NCAA Championships. It was the 2010 outdoor season that marked the NCAA transitioning from a four-site regional championship leading to the championships to a two-site preliminary round.