American University track and cross country coach Matt Centrowitz will end his career as the Eagles coach Sept. 1. He plans to promote his book Like Father, Like Son and help coach said son, Matthew.
After serving nearly a year in an interim role, Julie Culley has been named director of track and field and cross country at Georgetown University.
In anticipation of losing access to the Georgetown Branch Trail because of Purple Line construction, the Parks Half Marathon course will change this year. The race will start on Redland Road, near the railroad overpass, enter Needwood Park at Mile 2.1 and run the remainder of the race in the park, finishing on Beach Drive near Grosvenor Lane.
Six local runners qualified for the NCAA Division I track and field championships this weekend at the University of Oregon:
- Emma Keenan – Georgetown – 800 meters
- Joe White – Georgetown – 800 meters
- Jon Green – Georgetown – 10,000 meters
- Katy Kunc – Kentucky (Lake Braddock) – 3,000 meter steeplechase
- Scott Carpenter – Georgetown – 3,000 meter steeplechase
- Darren Fahy – Georgetown – 3,000 meter steeplechase
Several local runners won distance events at the Maryland track and field championships May 26-27:
- Girls 3200m: Nandini Satsangi – Poolesville 11:07.01
- Girls 4x800m: Damascus – Samantha Kameka, Juliana Ancalmo, Alexis Whitehorn-Coriz, Heather Delaplaine 9:31.05
- Boys 1600m: Ryan Lockett – Poolesville, 4:23.70
- Boys 3200m: Lockett, 9:24.62, Andrew Lent – Poolesville 9:26:25
- Girls 800m: Morgan Casey – Montgomery Blair 2:16.22
- Girls 3200m: Abigail Green – Walter Johnson 10:45.66
- Boys 3200m: Rohann Asfaw – Richard Montgomery 9:24.26
- Boys 4x800m: Northwest – Ngoy Jeriel Yamitshi, Elton Quansah, Jose Infante-Rosale, Chase Osborne 8:01.64
St. Albans and GVS’s Vivian Kelly won their first DC cross country titles while St. Johns’ girls and St. Albans’ Pierre Attiogbe repeated.
Beach Drive remains closed to through traffic year-round, locals win conference, USATF titles.
Capt. Kyle King won the Marine Corps Marathon, a year after he planned to make his debut at the race, and Chelsea Baker of the British Royal Navy made tremendous strides winning the women’s race.
Bib swapping may seem like it wouldn’t matter, but it has far-reaching consequences for runners and races.
Born in 1984 as the George Washington Parkway Classic, it is among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our spacious course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC