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GW to Field Full-Size Track Squads
Created: 1/23/2015 8:02:17 AMReplies: 18
1/23/2015 8:02:17 AM - 67.255.234.146 - 3 posts (#246)

GW plans to eventually grow the new track teams into full-size squads capable of competing in all track and field events, according to a story in the GW Hatchet. HATCHET STORY That's great news if you love XC and track as much as you love GW hoops. 

The women's and men's teams will compete today at the Collegeville Indoor Classic at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania against a field of smaller schools (but bigger teams.) Carter and Hannah will have an opportunity to win their respective events if the results are similar to last year's. EVENT INFO    LY RESULTS

1/23/2015 8:38:51 AM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

The GW women's team events: WOMEN

The GW men's team events: MEN

1/23/2015 8:48:48 AM - herve - 8,935 posts (#1)

Great news! I was hoping it wasn't just going to be a boutique club.  

Interesting they have chosen to work-out at the worst public track in the city. There are many other options, including high schools which, for a small fee, will let them use their tracks. Heck, even the free, 4-lane public track at Banneker Rec Center is 400 meters and has lights and a bathroom.

Maybe once Dunbar's new state-of-the-art track gets put-down in the spring they can go there.

1/23/2015 2:47:09 PM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

A dream come true! Thank you, Patrick Nero! What next: Football?

1/23/2015 4:04:44 PM - NJ Colonial - 1,842 posts (#18)

Buiid a facility on the roof of Smith Center - an almost full city block-sized flat roof!!

1/23/2015 8:36:39 PM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

A dream come true! Thank you, Patrick Nero! What next: Football?

1/23/2015 11:14:58 PM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

Official results are slow to come in but it sounds like the team won a number of events including both DMRs and set a bunch of new records. Hannah Rowe and Lauren t'Kint were 1-2 in the mile. Miranda DiBiasio  won the 3,000. Stay tuned.

1/24/2015 9:30:42 AM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

The women finish 6th out of 24th teams, which is pretty amazing given the number of events they left uncovered for obvious reasons. The men finished 13th out of 24 schools. RESULTS Looks like Hannah Rowe anchored the winning DMR team and then won the mile in 5:10.93 with Lauren t'Kint second in 5:11.15. Looks like Carter Day helped the DMR team to a win but I don't see him in the individual results. 

 

1/24/2015 11:39:24 AM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

If Goss can play baseball next year, I wonder if Jordan Roland will be able to high jump during the outdoor track season? The track team can use him from the looks of his recent alleyoop. 

1/24/2015 5:44:05 PM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

Here's the recap of the GW women's teams first real team meet: RECAP  The team will compete next Saturday at George Mason's "Patriot Games" meet. Here is a link to last year's results: LY RESULTS   

1/24/2015 5:51:39 PM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

Here's the recap of the GW men's team's performance yesterday: RECAP   The men will compete next Saturday at the Wesley Brown Invitational: INFO  And here are results from last year's meet: LY RESULTS

1/25/2015 1:38:06 PM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

The Duke Ellington Field in Georgetown is the same one Georgetown uses and is two miles from GW's Foggy Bottom campus, the same distance as Dunbar and about a half mile closer than Banneker. Given that GW's team is primarily composed of middle distance and distance runners, the track is probably good enough for their track workouts since there aren't any jumpers or throwers yet and it seems to work for Georgetown. The kids probably also like getting to know the Georgetown kids, who are probably pretty social if they are anything like Georgetown freshman Aleta Looker, a nice kid from Ellsworth, Maine, population 7,700. Georgetown also has U.S. Olympian Julie Culley as an assistant coach and I noticed recently the GW track team is now following her on Twitter. Georgetown renovated the 320-meter synethetic track in 2005. The field located at 38th street and Reservoir Road  is also home to the D.C. Slayers rugby team. GW Assistant Chelsea Renee France recently tweeted a picture of the track and called it "...where champions have been made and will continue..." PICTURE

1/26/2015 8:31:49 AM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

Looks like another advantage to running to Duke Ellington is getting to run K Street underneath the Whitehurst Freeway where it's dry. I'm guessing they follow Canal Road and then cut right up through the Georgetown campus to the track. GW Coach Terry Weir must have been one of the track coaches to recently highlight that section of K Street for winter running: WASHINGTONIAN  For long runs they can always just follow the canal.

1/30/2015 7:55:04 AM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

The GW Women will compete at George Mason's "Patriot Games" indoor track meet tomorrow. I'm guessing Dartmouth transfer Hannah Rowe will continue her quest to become the first GW woman to run a sub-5 minute mile and potentially win an individual Atlantic 10 Track Championship. Hannah anchored the winning DMR team last week running the mile and then turned around and almost PR'd in the individual mile. Right behind her was her teammate sophomore Lauren t'Kint. Hannah will face stiffer competition this week and next week at Boston University's Scarlet and White Invitational. In Boston February 7th, Hannah will compete against her former school and teammates on the track for the first time and will likely see a lot of friendly faces from Vermont and maybe even Hanover in the crowd. The GW Men will compete at Navy's Wesley Brown Invitational tomorrow. GW freshman Carter Day will continue his quest to be the first GW man to win an individual Atlantic 10 Track Championship. It's still not clear whether he will focus on the mile or the 800 during the rest of the indoor season and then which event will be his focus outdoors. The Men will also compete at the BU invitational and there will probably be some Canadian fans in the crowd to root him on.

 

1/30/2015 11:31:19 AM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

The GW Men will compete against Georgetown and Navy tomorrow so Carter will be tested in the 800. PREVIEW

1/30/2015 12:28:34 PM - Nobody cares

Maybe someone would care if we were Georgetown, but sadly, we're not.

 

Go Colonials!

1/30/2015 1:37:57 PM - BC - 1,422 posts (#23)

Not sure when the women's track team competes at Mason, but you can make it a two for one trip by watching the women's basketball team play at two PM (ET) at GM.    That is if mondays storm doesn't hit early.
 

1/30/2015 2:34:55 PM - Maine Colonial - 417 posts (#55)

The Patriot Meet will begin Saturday morning. EVENTS     SCHEDULE     

Hannah will be running the 3,000. 

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