Running Shorts – Feb. 19

Georgetown’s Martha MacDonald at the 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships.
  • Georgetown freshman Martha MacDonald finished third in the women’s under-20 6k at the Pan American Cross Country Cup in San Salvador, El Salvador Feb. 17. MacDonald was third in a sweep of Canadian women, running 21:02, behind the 20:36 winning time.
  • The Oxon Run Trail reopened Saturday in Southeast D.C.
  • The Washington Post published a story about refugee Ethiopian runner and Silver Spring resident Demssew Tsega Abebe‘s Valentine’s Day reunion with his family.
  • The George Mason and George Washington indoor track teams collected eight first place finishes at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships in Kingston, R.I. and American’s Brianna Belo added another at the Patriot League Championships in Lewisburg, Pa.

Patriot League Championships (Division I)
800 Meters
Brianna Belo, American 2:12.12

Atlantic 10  Championships  (Division I)
400 Meters
Rico Gomez, George Mason 48.58

500 Meters
Tyler Benson, George Mason 1:03.88

800 Meters
Blaine Lacey, George Mason 1:50.95 (Facility record)

800 Meters
Ashley Lewis, George Mason 2:09.27

1 mile
Colin Wills, George Washington 4:09.29

3000 Meters
Carter Day, George Washington 8:18.93

Women’s 4×400
George Mason 3:46.78 (Sharon Dorsey, Ashley Lewis, Ashley Lucas,  Sarah Moore)

Men’s Distance Medley Relay
George Washington 9:56.46 (Meet record) (Colin Wills, Ed Delavergne,  Carter Day, Chris Shaffer)

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Carderock Running Festival Half Marathon

7:30 AM – Half Marathon Start

Run the scenic C&O Towpath!

  • Race Course and Finish Line will be open for 3 1/2 hours.
  • Medals to all half marathon finishers

Packet Pickup
Sunday, May 19th, 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM, on

Revenge of the Penguins

Start/Finish
– C&O Canal Towpath, Carderock Recreation Area,
Clara Barton Parkway, Potomac, MD

Course
– On the historic C&O Canal Towpath
between Mile post 2.0 & Mile post 12.0.
– Flat, shady, tree-lined, with scenic riverside vistas
the course you

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