June 12, 2017 – Georgetown's track & field team picked up a trio of First Team All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, following the completion of the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
Joe White of Clifton, New Jersey, was tabbed a First Team All-American for the third time in his career, matching his indoor performance with a third-place finish in the 800-meter run at the outdoor championships. White’s time of 1:45.73 is a new school record and an IAAF World Championship A standard. White broke both the indoor and outdoor 800-meter records during the 2017 track season.
Scott Carpenter of Lenox, Massachusetts, capped an excellent year with the Blue & Gray with his fourth All-America nod over the last three seasons. Carpenter recorded his best individual national collegiate finish as he placed fifth in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, clocking a PR 8:32.94.
Darren Fahy of Carlsbad, California, earned the fourth All-America distinction of his career and the second of the academic year. Fahy was named a First Team All-American in the steeplechase for a second consecutive year, and for his runner-up performance (8:31.08) was a PR and IAAF World Championships A standard.
The trio of performances led the Georgetown men to a 12th-place showing with 18 points, tied with the University of Houston. It is the best men’s team finish since 1991 when the Blue & Gray finished eighth. Since 1991, the Hoyas have posted a trio of top-25 finishes: 1992 (T13th), 1997 (T25th), 2017 (T12th).
Jonathan Green of Berlin, Massachusetts, and Emma Keenan of Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, earned honorable mention accolades in the men’s 10,000-meter run and the women’s 800-meter run, respectively.