Georgetown Outdoor Track & Field Battles Rain at Lou Onesty Invitational; Gets Cancelled at Sea Ray Relays
April 15, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University outdoor track & field program had its scheduled Saturday action altered due to weather issues on the east coast. Thunderstorms prematurely concluded the competition at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., while the remaining Hoya battled rainy conditions at the Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitational in Charlottesville, Va.
With 12 events completed, including only one with a Georgetown entry, inclement weather forced meet officials to clear the stadium at 2:22 p.m. (EST) and about 25 minutes later, the meet was officially ended. A total of 13 events, including six for the Hoyas, were not finished.
In the lone completed event for Georgetown, the women's distance medley relay, featuring red shirt junior Elizabeth Maloy (Loudonville, N.Y./The Academy of Holy Names), senior Jayne Penn (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse), red shirt sophomore Maggie Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) and graduate student Hilary Bontz (Fort Collins, Colo./Columbia University) placed fifth in a time of 11:33.85.
At the University of Virginia, the Hoyas had a small contingent, who battled the weather to post a couple qualifying times. Junior Shane Young (Reston, Va./Herndon) posted a BIG EAST qualifying mark in the 3000m steeplechase, placing fourth in a time of 9:30.70. Senior Ashley Mondie (Washington, D.C./Milton Hershey) also had a conference mark, jumping 38' 7.75" (11.78m) in the triple jump.
The women's 4x400m relay team of Mondie, junior Alex Baptiste (Blue Bell, Pa./Wissahickon), freshman Sarah Wernik (Florence, Mass./Northhampton) and sophomore Charlena Tillett (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) was second in 3:49.72, an ECAC qualifying mark.
Georgetown returns to the track next weekend for the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton University.