May 24, 2018
WASHINGTON - Georgetown track & field standout Michael Crozier (Arlington, Va./Gonzaga) and All-American Jonathan Green (Berlin, Mass./Saint John's High School) both punched their tickets to the 2018 NCAA Track & Field Championships in the 10,000-meter run following a late race on Thursday night. Thursday marked the first day of the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships East Preliminary Round, held in Tampa, Florida and hosted by the University of South Florida.
"Jon Green ran as expected to easily move through to Eugene in the 10K," Director of Track & Field Julie Culley said. "The performance of the day was certainly Mike Crozier's 10K performance, grabbing the 12th and final spot to earn himself a position on the line in Eugene in two weeks. For the sixth-year senior, this is certainly the most storybook way to cap his career."
With the final men's event on the track, the Hoyas qualified two of its three athletes in the field to the 2018 NCAA Track & Field Championships, a four-day event held in Eugene, Oregon at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. Green finished 10th in the field and close behind was Crozier, who will compete at the finals site of the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career. The top 12 from the east will compete against the top 12 from the west to make up the 24-athlete field.
The first event of the day saw a quintet of Hoyas competing in the men's 1,500-meter first round. A pair of Hoyas advanced to the three-heat quarterfinal with All-American Amos Bartelsmeyer (St. Louis, Mo./Saint Louis Country Day) nabbing an automatic qualifying spot with a third-place showing in the third heat. Nick Wareham (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) qualified on time, clocking a sixth-place finish in the first heat.
"Nick Wareham ran a smart race in a fast first heat to advance on time in the men's 1,500m," Culley explained. "After the first heat, the next three heats were pretty tactical and it made advancing difficult, but Amos Bartelsmeyer ran what he needed to advance to Saturday's quarterfinal."
In the men's 800-meter first round, a pair of freshman made their NCAA East Prelim debut as they both made it to Friday's quarterfinals with Ruach Padhal (London, Ont./John Paul II Catholic) winning the third heat followed close in third by All-American Rey Rivera (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge). The pair will both compete in the first of a three-heat quarterfinal on Friday, scheduled for 2 p.m.
"Ruach led the men's 800m wire-to-wire," Culley continued. "Against a great field, he pulled both he and Rivera through to the quarterfinal Friday, nabbing two auto spots from their heat."
The Hoyas will continue competition at the NCAA East Prelims through Saturday. With inclement weather expected in Tampa, Friday's scheduled was moved up another half hour and is subject to change because of weather. The meet will be streamed live on FloTrack and available through a FloPro subscription. Live results will be available on www.GUHoyas.com.
Georgetown NCAA Track & Field Championships East Preliminary â€" Thursday Results
Men's 800-Meter First Round
8. Ruach Padhal, 1:48.74 (H3: 1st) [automatic qualifier]
16. Rey Rivera, 1:49.26 (H3: 3rd) [automatic qualifier]
Men's 1,500-Meter First Round
6. Nick Wareham, 3:45.81 (H1: 6th) [time qualifier]
11. Amos Bartelsmeyer, 3:47.49 (H4: 3rd) [automatic qualifier]
32. Jack Salisbury, 3:51.99 (H3: 9th)
42. Spencer Brown, 3:53.63 (H2: 8th)
44. Joshua Bell, 3:55.14 (H2: 10th)
Women's 1,500-Meter First Round
43. Piper Donaghu, 4:31.41 (H1: 10th)
Men's 10,000-Meter Semifinal
10. Jonathan Green, 29:29.59 [advanced to finals]
12. Michael Crozier, 29:37.81 [advanced to finals]
36. Nick Golebiowski, 30:56.79
Georgetown NCAA Track & Field Championships East Preliminary Schedule (all times Eastern and subject to change)
Friday, May 25
8:45 a.m. â€" Men's Discus Throw (Bryan Bjerk)
2 p.m. â€" Men's 800-Meter Quarterfinal (H1 of 3: Ruach Padhal, Rey Rivera)
8:40 p.m. â€" Women's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase First Round (H1 of 2: Margie Cullen; H2 of 2: Meredith Rizzo)
Saturday, May 26
1 p.m. â€" Men's 1,500-Meter Quarterfinal (H2 of 2: Amos Bartelsmeyer)