BETHESDA, Md. — No. 24 Georgetown hosted the second annual Hoya Spiked Shoe Club Invitational on Friday. The Hoyas put up a number of impressive performances today and appear to be in impressive midseason form.
Eight-time All-American Emily Infeld ran an impeccable race in the 1,000-meter run as she fell just shy of the school record. After the pace runner came off the track, Infield was left alone as the lead runner and only continued to extend her lead on the pack.
Her first-place time of 2:43.90 was just shy of the Georgetown school record (2:43.82).
All-American Rachel Schneider finished second (2:46.98) followed by Hannah Neczypor in third (2:47.67) and Lauren Borduin in fourth (2:50.19). All times qualified for the Big East Championships.
The mile saw five Hoyas punch their ticket to the postseason with a strong kick over the final 100 meters. Annamarie Maag took second just ahead of Kirsten Kasper in third recording times of 4:51.18 and 4:51.27, respectively.
All-American Katie McCafferty finished fourth (4:52.94) ahead of Claire Richardson, who ran unattached, with a fifth-place time of 4:53.32.
All-American Emily Jones took sixth place (4:53.32) while Kelsey Smith finished in eighth (4:58.59).
London Finley easily won the 300-meter dash with a time of 39.55.
In second place was Natalie Englese with a time of 42.80 followed by Diana Sainvil) in third (43.09) and Bria Murray in fourth (43.23).
Jones took second place in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:50.47, qualifying for the Big East Championships.
The 500 meter dash saw Deseree King win the event (1:13.68) while Cox finished second (1:16.05). The duo recorded BIG EAST qualifying times.
The women’s 4×800 meter relay featured two Hoya squads pitted against each other. The foursome of Kasper, Borduin, Neczypor and Kristen Walsh – Georgetown A – went against All-American Madeline Chambers, Maag, Schneider and Smith – Georgetown B.
A strong start from Kasper gave the A team a small edge with Borduin maintaining the lead through the second handoff. Schneider pulled ahead on her 800 meters and handed off to Smith in the lead to give B the edge. Smith did not relinquish the lead and came in at 9:09.06 while Georgetown A recorded a time of 9:09.44.
The foursome of Finley, Cox, Stoudenmire and Dasilva easily took first place in the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:52.91.