So does anyone miss Syracuse?
$3 meals at Kosmo's aside, I think it's pretty clear that the Big East championships have found a new home in the 168th St. Armory. The building was filled with energy and excitement and the performances on the track were very impressive. It definitely helped to have an enthusiastic announcer, and small things like the playing of the winner's school fight songs went a long way towards making the proceedings feel a little bit bigger. Speaking of, I wasn't aware that we'd changed the Georgetown fight song to Rock and Roll, Pt. 2. Maybe I didn't get that memo.
Congrats to both the men's and women's team for their third and second place finishes respectively. For a full recap, check out http://www.guhoyas.com/ or wait for one of those excellent e-mails coach Henner has been sending to the Spiked Shoe listserv. I wish I could break down all of the great runs by Hoyas this weekend, but to be honest there were too many of them. Across the board, the gang in blue and gray looked confident and aggressive and put themselves in the mix to run big time races, and in a lot of cases did. I would, however, like to single out a couple guys on the men's side for their killer weekends; Andrew Bumbalough and Matt DeBole had fantastic meets. Andrew was 2nd in the DMR, mile and 3k; his Sunday double of 4:01 and 8:04 was super impressive. Matt ran stud legs on both relays and also took a close second in the 1,000 running 2:23.8. Really great stuff.
Off the track the weekend was also a success for the alumni reception. There was a great turnout for the event at the Armory, and it seemed that everyone had a good time. Next year we'll get them to turn down the heat and make sure that there is wine AND beer. I'm sure the team appreciated your support, and I know the Spiked Shoe Club did.
For those that continued on after the reception, a good time was had as well. I should mention, we're missing one of the We Are Georgetown bumper stickers. It was last seen stuck to John Tillman's back. So if anyone finds that, please mail it back to Spiked Shoe headquarters. Great.