Georgetown wins first national title
Hoyas squeak past Washington en route to championship
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Georgetown won the program's first national title on Monday afternoon at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course. The Hoyas took the team title with 162 points in the 31-team field. The Hoyas were followed by Washington (170), Villanova (181), Florida State (189) and Oregon (281).
"I could not be more proud of this team," Georgetown coach Chris Miltenberg said. "Today was a true team effort. With all the ups and downs throughout September and October, this team never stopped believing that they could do something big. Today was a huge step forward for all of us."
The Hoyas were led by All-American Emily Infeld who finished fourth with a time of 19:44.3 over the 6,000-meter race as she split 9:53 at the 3,000-meter mark. Infeld earned her eighth All-America distinction as the top 40 finishers finishers from the race are named All-Americans. All five point scorers for the Hoyas finished in the top 70 overall and the top 50 of team-point scorers.
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Claire Richardson was the second Hoya to cross the finish line as she finished 50th overall with a time of 20:37.2, tallying 33 points for the team. All-American Emily Jones finished picked up 36 points for the Blue & Gray as she finished 54th overall with a time of 20:40.5.
The fourth to cross the finish line for the Hoyas was Kirsten Kasper, finishing 64th overall and tallying 44 points with a time of 20:45.3. The final point scorer for GU was freshman Katrina Coogan who came in at an impressive 20:46.3 for 67th place overall, picking up 46 points.
This is the third-consecutive year that a Big East school has won the national championship with Villanova taking home the title in 2009 and 2010. Georgetown's eight-point margin of victory is the lowest since 2003 when Stanford's 120 points edged out BYU with 128.