Three Hoyas Qualify for NCAA Regional on First Day at Raleigh Relays
March 27, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Georgetown University track & field team opens its 2009 outdoor season as it splits sites and travels to Raleigh, N.C. for the Raleigh Relays, hosted by NC State University and to Stanford University for the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. At the two-day affair, the Blue & Gray made its mark at the Raleigh Relays as they recorded three NCAA Regional qualifying times today. The Hoyas posted a total of nine postseason qualifying times with the men collecting five and the women picking up four.
Sophomore Chris Kinney (Stockbridge, Ga./Stockbridge) wasted no time and ran an NCAA Regional qualifying time in the first heat of his season as he ran a 14.10 in the men's 110m hurdles to qualify for tomorrow's two-section final. Freshman Kamryn Austin (Ewing, N.J./Ewing) also qualified for tomorrow's final with a time of 14.49, qualifying him for both the BIG EAST and IC4A Championships. Freshman Biyerem Ogenkwu (Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway Township) did not make it to the finals but ran a BIG EAST qualifying time as he clocked in at 14.90.
Sophomore Toby Ulm (Marlborough, United Kingdom) took third place overall in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.04 to secure his place in the postseason in the NCAA Regional, IC4A and BIG EAST Championships.
Senior Maggie Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) continues her impressive senior campaign as she turned in a 16:33.27 performance in the women's 5000m to qualify for the NCAA Regional, ECAC and BIG EAST Championships.
Freshman London Finley (Los Angeles, Calif./St. Mary's Academy) is the lone Hoya to qualify for Saturday's two-section final of the 100m hurdles as she timed in at 14.10 to qualify for both the BIG EAST and ECAC Championships.
Senior Tom McCoubrey (South Portland, Maine/South Portland) recorded a 15.20m mark in the men's shot put, finishing 15th.
Though not qualifying for the Saturday final, junior Sarah Wernik (Florence, Mass./Northampton) ran a 12.29 in the women's 100m to qualify for the BIG EAST Championship.
Turning in a 17th-place performance and qualifying for the BIG EAST Championship, junior Tanore Barrow (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) recorded a 13.14m mark in the women's shot put.
In the relays, the Georgetown men placed seventh in the 4x1500m relay with a time of 15:56.95. For the women, Georgetown placed second (18:19.83) and third (18:44.15) in the 4x1500m relay.
A small contingent of the Blue & Gray traveled to Palo Alto, Calif. for the Stanford Invitational. Results from that meet will be posted once the events have completed. The Hoyas continue to compete at the Raleigh Relays tomorrow.