Though Hoyas have been done with finals for over a month now, athletes on the sailing and track and field teams did not get a break. This past weekend, both teams finally concluded their respective seasons with historic wins.
Georgetown’s sailing team traveled to Austin, Texas for the ICSA/GILL Coed Dinghy National Championship. With their strong season to date, it was no surprise when the team came away with the national title. The Hoyas finished the event 32 points ahead of their closest competitor in Roger Williams University, while also beating out traditional powerhouses Yale and Harvard.
Mike Callahan, Georgetown’s head coach, lauded his team’s approach throughout the weekend. “Georgetown approached each day of the event like three different regattas. The sailors started each day fresh and did not worry about other teams, they just focused on their own sailing”.
Adding to the team’s list of accomplishments, junior Chris Barnard was awarded the Everett B. Morris Trophy for College Sailor of the Year.
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Track and Field
Emily Infeld (pictured to the right) concluded her All-American senior campaign, finishing second in the women’s 1,500-meter final. This accomplishment comes one semester after Infeld led the Hoyas to a national championship in cross country.
Fellow senior London Finley (pictured at top) qualified for her first NCAA final over the weekend, finishing eighth in the finals of the women’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.74 seconds.
The preseason awards are already trickling in for the Hoyas, as senior cornerback Jeremy Moore was named to the College Football Performance Awards 2012 FCS Defensive Backs Watch List. Fellow senior and defensive captain Rob McCabe was named to the linebackers’ version of the watch list.
Sports on the Hilltop will take a momentary lull until McDonough Gymnasium plays host to the Nike Pro-City League (Kenner League, we know) in early July. We will have coverage of the tournament, especially in its later stages. By then, Vox hopes Oklahoma City takes it to Miami in the NBA Finals, perhaps adding to the saga of LeBron’s receding hairline in the process. Thunder up.
Photos: Georgetown Sports Information