Hoya Women Finish Third at BIG EAST Championships; GU Men Take Fifth
May 2, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Hoya women took third place at the BIG EAST Championships today at Gettler Stadium, on the final day of the three-day affair in Cincinnati, Ohio. Georgetown's men took fifth place in the conference championship. The Georgetown women walked away with one individual championship in the women's 4x800-meter relay. This is the second year in a row the Hoyas have taken that title.
The Georgetown women capitalized on their opportunities early as three Hoyas were entered into the women's 100-meter dash finals. All new to the program this year, Amanda Kimbers, Nene Kamate and Tenille Stoudenmire finished second (11.67), fifth (11.81) and sixth (11.84) in the event. Kimbers and Stoudenmire also made an appearance in the 200-meter dash final finishing fourth (23.75) and sixth (24.11).
London Finley was one of two competitors to break one minute in the 400-meter hurdles as she finished second with a time of 59.22 behind Notre Dame's Joanna Schultz (56.82).
In her final BIG EAST Championships appearance, Whalen finished third in the 800-meter run as she timed in at 2:07.82, the lone Hoya to compete in the event.
In the middle distance, Schneider, competing in her first BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, was the first Hoya to cross the finish line with a time of 4:30.88, good enough for sixth place in the women's 1,500-meter run. Borduin and Ogrodnick coasted through the finish line with matching times of 4:31.63.
To follow up last night's fourth-place performance in the 10,000-meter run, Emily Jones came back today and again finished fourth (16:50.40), this time in the women's 5,000-meter run. Natasha LaBeaud finished seventh in the event with a time of 16:59.59.
To start the day, the women's 4x100-meter relay, after setting a school record last weekend, were edged out for first place by UConn. Sarah Wernik led off the foursome with Stoudenmire and Johnson taking over the relay legs and Kimbers running the anchor.
Kenny Mitchell, competing in his last BIG EAST Championship, fell just shy in both the men's 100- and 200-meter dash finals. He finished second in the men's 100 with a time of 10.51 and third in the men's 200 with a time of 21.45. Suber finished fourth in the men's 200 with a time of 21.60.
Running a 50.69 in the men's 400-meter hurdles, Toby Ulm made it to the podium as he finished second.
All-American Andrew Bumbalough finished third in the men's 1,500-meter run as he timed in at 3:57.63 as less than one second separated the top six competitors in the field. Alex Bean finished the event with a time of 3:58.09 (7th). Bumbalough then competed in the men's 5,000-meter run, the last individual event of the championships, where he finished third with a time of 14:02.86.
All-American Chris Kinney found his way to the podium again this year but was edged out and finished third in the men's 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.03. Austin Perron's 48.42 was enough for seventh place in the men's 400-meter dash. All-American Danny Harris was the lone Hoya to compete in the men's 800-meter run where he finished eighth (1:52.47).
In the relays, GU finished fourth in the men's 4x800-meter and sixth in the men's 4x400-meter with times of 7:30.38 and 3:13.12, respectively.
Next up on the Hoyas' schedule is the UNC Last Chance Meet as the team will continue to rest up and train for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C.