Georgetown Track & Field Records Two NCAA Regional Qualifying Times on Final Day at Raleigh Relays
March 28, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Junior Lauren Gregory (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) ran an NCAA Regional qualifying time today in the women's 3000m steeplechase on the final day at the Raleigh Relays, hosted by NC State University in Raleigh, N.C. This was the opening weekend of the 2009 outdoor season for the Georgetown track & field program as it split sites and traveled to Raleigh as well as Palo Alto, Calif. for the Stanford Invitational.
Gregory timed in at 10:24.98 in the women's 3000m steeplechase to take second place overall and qualify for the NCAA Regional, ECAC and BIG EAST Championships.
Sophomore Chris Kinney (Stockbridge, Ga./Stockbridge) also recorded an NCAA Regional qualifying time as he placed third (14.18) in the finals of the 110m high hurdles. Also competing in the event, freshman Kamryn Austin (Ewing, N.J./Ewing) finished 13th as he timed in at 14.84 to qualify for the BIG EAST and IC4A Championships.
In the finals of the 100m high hurdles, freshman London Finley (Los Angeles, Calif./St. Mary's Academy) ran a 14.10 to take seventh place overall. The time falls under BIG EAST and ECAC qualifying marks.
The women's 4x200m relay team placed 10th overall with a time of 1:40.36. The time places the quartet at No. 4 on the Georgetown all-time list. In the women's 4x800m relay, the Blue & Gray finished second, clocking in at 9:00.58 and qualifying for the ECAC Championships. The 4x100m relay squad qualified for the ECAC Championships as the quartet timed in at 48.26
In the men's 4x200m relay, the Hoyas finished 10th with a time of 1:27.89 and secured a spot among the all-time top 10 in Georgetown's history. Additionally, the men's 4x800m relay team also finished 10th and qualified for the IC4A Championships with a time of 7:38.90. Also ensuring a spot at the IC4A Championships is the men's 4x400m relay team that placed 11th overall (3:14.00).
The Hoyas travel to Williamsburg, Va. on April 3-4 for the Colonial Relays, hosted by the College of William & Mary.