Sophomore Raymond Humphrey won the long jump at 25 feet 5 3/4 inches today to lead Georgetown in an impressive showing on the second day of the 64th IC4A Indoor Track and Field Championships at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Humphrey's first-place finish gave Georgetown 10 points going into the final day of competition. With other strong qualifying performances by teammates Miles Irish in the 1,000 meters, Patrick Mann in the 500 and Lloyd Gellineau in the 800, Georgetown stands in good shape to win its first team title since 1925.
"We're very pleased with today's results," Georgetown Coach Frank Gagliano said. "Our goal was tofinish among the top three teams, and today we qualified everybody who came up."
Only three of the 19 events have been completed. On Friday, Mount St. Mary's Bill Motti set an IC4A pentathlon record of 4,102 points. In today's other final, Pat Egan of the University of Rhode Island won the 35-pound weight throw at 67 feet 7 inches.
Several teams could win the title. Georgetown's stiffest competition should come from defending IC4A champion Penn State, Boston University and Big East champion Villanova.
"I think it will be very close," George Mason Coach John Cook said. "The runaway days are gone since there is now greater parity among the teams."
Last year, George Mason lost to Penn State by one point in this meet. But despite strong performances by Ibrahim Okash in the 1,000 meters and Abdi Abdi in the mile run, and a possible victory in the pole vault Sunday, Cook does not think Mason will capture the team title. "We're not in the hunt for the team crown, but I'd like to finish in the top five," he said.
ECAC: Sandra Cummings set a meet record in the long jump at 19 feet 2 1/4 inches, placed third in the triple jump and was on the winning mile relay team to lead New York Tech to the ECAC Division II women's indoor track championship in Annapolis. Navy was fourth.