Women's 4x800 Sets Meet Record at Colonial Relays
April 3, 2011
WASHINGTON - On the second day of both the Colonial Relays and the 2011 Pepsi Florida Relay, the Georgetown track & field program continued an excellent spring season. With relays dictating the day, Georgetown showed its strength in the middle distance yet again with success in the women's and men's 4x800-meter relay as well as the men's distance medley relay. The women's 4x800-meter relay squad not only won the race but set a Colonial Relays record.
The quartet that included Shanique Dasilva (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Ford), six-time All-American Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont), two-time All-American Rachel Schneider (Dover, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas) and All-American Chelsea Cox (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) set a new meet record in the women's 4x800-meter relay with a time of 8:45.80. The foursome was the first of two Hoya squads to cross the line with Lauren Borduin (Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge), Becca DeLoache (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park), Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and three-time All-American Renee Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) taking second place, timing in at 8:52.38.
The men's relays in Williamsburg were also impressive with Billy Ledder (Washington, D.C./Gonzaga College High School) leading off the third-place men's 4x800-meter relay. Brian Hencke (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg) took over the second leg followed by Max Darrah (South Yarmouth, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth Regional) and Dan Leyh (Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge) anchoring the 7:38.93 performance.
In the men's distance medley relay, the Blue & Gray took fifth place with a time of 10:01.33. Leading off with the 1,200-meter leg was Andrew Springer (Waverly, R.I./Waverly) followed by All-American John Maloy (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) in the 400-meter leg. Brian Manning (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) ran the 800-meter with William Ahearn (Danbury, Conn./Danbury) anchoring the 1,600-meter portion.
Eghosa Aghayere (Henrietta, N.Y./Rush Henrietta Sperry) took seventh overall in the men's triple jump with a mark of 14.60.
At Percy Beard Track, the men's 4x100-meter relay ran a 41.82 while the men's 4x200-meter relay timed in at 1:27.68. In the men's 4x400-meter relay, the Hoyas recorded a time of 3:22.02.
The Hoyas will stay local for their next meet as they compete in the Mason Spring Invitational in Fairfax, Va., hosted by George Mason University on April 9.