Miles Irish and Kevin King of Georgetown University will lead a group of eight area collegians in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships beginning today at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.
Irish repeated as the 1,000-meter champion last week in the IC4A meet at Princeton, N.J., when he ran a 2:22.59. The Georgetown sophomore will compete in a field that includes Ibrahim Okash of George Mason and John Hinton of Virginia.
King, a senior who also won his second consecutive IC4A title in the 3,000, posted a 8:00.31 in the Princeton meet.
Georgetown's Raymond Humphrey, who was named outstanding individual performer at the IC4A when he won the long jump and the triple jump, will compete only in the long jump. He will be up against a field that includes Olympic silver medalist Mike Conley of Arkansas.
Although Humphrey won the triple jump a week ago, he was half an inch short of the 52-8 standard needed to qualify. He finished sixth in the national meet a year ago.
Michael Greene, who won the 500-meter race at the IC4As with a 1:02.85, will represent Navy.
Scott Vrable and Linda Spence, both of the University of Maryland, will compete in the shot put and long jump, respectively.