@AU_TrackXC Stays Close to Home with George Mason Spring Invite

Katelyn Deibler, Shelbi Wuss and Elise Hooker during the women's 1500m run at the Navy Spring Invite (3/30/2019)

WASHINGTON - The American University track & field team will look to continue its string of record performances this weekend as the Eagles travel to nearby George Mason for the Spring Invitational on Saturday, April 13.

Meet Schedule
Live Results
Location: George Mason Stadium
Teams: Bowie State, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, James Madison, La Salle, LIU Brooklyn, Maryland, Mount St. Mary's, Navy, Richmond, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis, Towson, UMBC, VCU, Villanova, Virginia State, William and Mary


  • Five Eagles came away with personal record (PR) marks during last weekend's Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va. 
  • Katelyn Deibler and Gerard D'Ambrosio III will return to the women's and men's 5,000-meter run, respectively, after timing through with new career bests in Williamsburg. Deibler shaved off an impressive 32 seconds with her 18:49.03 performance while D'Ambrosio knocked off 12 seconds in 15:21.79.
  • Deibler will be joined on the line by teammates Shelbi WussClare Hernandez, and Lucia Rose
  • Emily Houghton will make her return to the 800m run after her PR of 2:18.61 last weekend and will be joined by Kaitlyn McTernan.
  • The foursome of Adriana HooksArianna LopezKassidy Ayres, and Elise Hooker will highlight the field in the women's 1500m. Ayres hit a new PR of 4:51.67 in the event last weekend.
  • For Hooks, the 1500m will be a change of pace after she landed just outside of her PR in the 10,000m run last weekend.
  • The men's 1500m field also features a big return as Matthew Rainey retakes the line in the event for the first time since he hit what was then the top time in the Patriot League two weeks ago with his 3:49.04 season best. He currently ranks second in the conference with that time. Ben Doiron and John Pagliaro will both join him in the field
  •  In the men's 800m, Liam Purdy will look to continue edging his way toward the program record. He hit the second-fastest time in AU history two weeks ago with his 1:50.28 PR and sits less than four seconds from Dustin Emrani's record from 2007 (1:46.92). 
  • Purdy continues to sit atop the league rankings in the event. He will be joined on the line by Caleb BrownChristian Kahn, and Miguel Dickenson.


10:30 a.m. Long Jump, Men Trevor Patton
Noon 4x100m Relay, Women  
12:20 p.m. 4x100m Relay, Men  
12:40 p.m. 400m Dash, Women Lucia Rose
1:10 p.m. 400m Dash, Men Faolan Coogan Pluck | Nick Farrell | Justin Dignan
6:30 p.m. 800m Run, Women Emily Houghton | Kaitlyn McTernan 
6:55 p.m. 800m Run, Men Liam Purdy | Caleb Brown | Christian Kahn | Miguel Dickenson
7:55 p.m. 3000m Steeplechase, Men Max Lustig
8:15 p.m. 1500m Run, Women Adriana Hooks | Arianna Lopez | Kassidy Ayres | Elise Hooker
8:40 p.m. 1500m Run, Men Matthew Rainey | Ben Doiron | John Pagliaro
9:05 p.m. 5000m Run, Women Shelbi Wuss | Clare Hernandez | Katelyn Deibler | Lucia Rose
9:25 p.m. 5000m Run, Men Gerard D'Ambrosio III

The Eagles will travel to Baltimore, Md., for one of the final meets of the regular season next weekend with the Morgan State Invitational on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20. The historic Penn Relays (April 25-27) will close out the season with the Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championships following at Navy on May 3-4.

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