The Georgetown University track & field team recently added to its credit 11 event titles, including eight individual and two relay titles. The Hoya women finished second among eight teams with 128 points behind Villanova (218) while the men placed third of seven teams with 157 points behind Villanova (225.5) and DePaul (166).
All-American Amanda Kimbers (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) is having quite the farewell season. At the 2014 BIG EAST Indoor Championships, Kimbers won her first individual BIG EAST title and she added to that a win in the women’s 100- and 200-meter dashes. For her efforts, she was named the 2014 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships Most Outstanding Female Track Performer. This is the first time a Georgetown student-athlete has garnered the honor since it was made a separate award from the Most Outstanding Field Performer in 1993. Prior to that, there was one award – the Most Outstanding Performer – and the last Hoya to win that award was Suzanne Girard in 1984. The last major award winner for the Hoyas was Buky Bamigboye as a co-recipient of the 2006 Women’s Field Most Outstanding Performer.
“I don’t think I would have wanted to end it any other way,” Kimbers said after accepting her award. “It was a lot of hard work coming back but Coach (Greg) Lambert and my teammates really pushed me and helped me out tremendously.
She ran a season-best 11.45 to easily win the 100m. She followed that up one hour later with a win in the 200-meter dash, timing in at 23.81. Following a year of not running due to injury, Kimbers looks true to form and is running as well as she was in 2012 when she qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials. (Courtesy Georgetown Sports websites)