I remember this time of year as a collegiate athlete vividly. Temperatures were changing and Thanksgiving and “home” were right around the corner. But, standing in front of me and that turkey was the NCAA Cross Country Championship meet, which typically was held in the coldest place in the entire country. This always added to the excitement–and nerves.

Well, things haven’t changed all that much since we graduated. The meet is still in one of the coldest places in America–Terre Haute, IN this Saturday, November 22–and both men’s and women’s Hoya squads are representing Georgetown at this prestigious event. The women go into the meet impressively ranked #2 and the men are ranked #13. This is the 26th NCAA appearance for the women who placed 5th last year and won the National Championship in 2011. This is the men’s 34th appearance and they are returning to the meet this year after missing qualifying last year. To say that this could be perhaps the greatest weekend in our storied program’s history is an understatement. Both our men and women are poised for great things!

I encourage you to support our team by attending the meet (if you are in the area) or by tuning in to watch the race live. It will be streamed live on NCAA.com. The women’s race goes off at 12 p.m., followed by the men at 1 p.m.

All season long these athletes have given 110% and I am sure they will give nothing less on Saturday. Now, more than ever, is the time to support these men and women who are giving so much of themselves and making us so proud. Now is the time to give back to these athletes and the program that has given us so much. We are the tradition of Georgetown Track and Field/Cross Country and they are the future. I encourage you to make a donation today to support the future of Georgetown running and ensure that our tradition of excellence lives on forever.


Kristen Henehan C’01
President, Spiked Shoe Club

Georgetown Athletics Annual Fund

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