Hoyas Break A Pair of School Records During Saturday Competition at 2007 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships
May 5, 2007
Washington, D.C. - Sophomores Buky Bamigboye (Brentwood, Tenn./University School) and Kenny Mitchell (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake) each broke their own school records on Saturday during second day action at the 2007 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Storrs, Conn. As a team, the Hoyas are sixth with 29 points on the women's side, while the men are also in sixth place with 18 points.
Bamigboye concluded competition in the Heptathlon on Saturday morning, setting personal records in all three events, en route to a school record 5,644 points, placing her second overall and earning All-BIG EAST honors. Her total is an automatic qualifying mark for the NCAA Championship and is currently the sixth highest point total in the country. She began the morning by placing second in the long jump with a distance of 19' 8.25" (6.00m), an NCAA East Regional qualifying mark. After placing fourth in the javelin at 119' (36.27m), Bamigboye ended the Heptathlon by winning the 800m by almost 13 seconds in 2:11.78.
Bamigboye was also third in the 400m hurdles trials, advancing to tomorrow's final and tying her personal best of 1:00.36.
Meanwhile, Mitchell improved upon his own school record in the 100m on Saturday, running 10.44 in the trials. He qualifies for Sunday's final and also for the NCAA regional with his time. Mitchell also advanced to the finals in the 200m with his time of 21.49, a new IC4A qualifying mark.
Aside from Bamigboye's eight points in the Heptathlon, the Georgetown women also added to their Saturday point total in three other events. In the 10,000m finals, red shirt sophomore Melissa Grelli (Cupertino, Calif./Presentation) garnered runner-up honors, crossing in 34:34.13 to earn All-BIG EAST honors and eight points towards the Georgetown total. Sophomore Natasha LaBeaud (Folsom, Calif./Folsom) was fourth in 35:22.21 for five points.
Junior Joanna Rodgers (Fairfax, Va./NC State) placed fourth in the finals of the women's 3000m steeplechase, posting a time of 10:43.71 and collecting five points for the Hoyas. In the same race, freshman Lauren Gregory (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) was eighth in 11:02.90 to gain one point.
In the long jump, senior Ashley Mondie (Washington, D.C./Milton Hershey) set a new personal record of 18'11.75" (5.78m), while placing seventh for two points.
For the men, three Hoyas scored in the 10,000m finals to account for the majority of the Georgetown points on Saturday. Graduate student Fleet Hower (Marion, Va./Marion) was second in 29:40.44 to earn All-BIG EAST honors. Red shirt sophomore Dan Nunn (San Luis Obispo, Calif./San Luis Obispo) and red shirt freshmen Mike Krisch (Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins) were back-to-back in sixth and seventh in times of 30:15.37 and 30:17.38, respectively. All three times are new qualifiers for the IC4A Championships.
In the men's 3000m steeplechase, senior Brian Dalpiaz (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) and freshman Dan Gerber (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) were seventh and eighth, respectively, for a total of three points. Dalpiaz crossed in 9:08.86, while Gerber was at 9:09.40.
The Georgetown women also had solid results in the mid-distance trials on Saturday. Three Hoyas qualified for the finals in the 800m, led by senior Nana Hanson-Hall (New Rochelle, N.Y./New Rochelle), who had the top time in the trials at 2:10.31. Freshman Renee Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) was third overall in 2:11.81, while junior Ashley Hubbard (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) was sixth in 2:13.79.
The Hoyas also had three qualifiers for the finals of the women's 1500m. Graduate student Hilary Bontz (Fort Collins, Colo./Columbia University) was fourth overall in 4:26.09, followed by Rodgers in fifth at 4:26.45 and red shirt sophomore Maggie Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) in ninth with a time of 4:29.48.
Also for the women, senior Jayne Penn (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) shattered her personal record in the 400m, qualifying for the finals with a mark of 55.64.
Aside from Mitchell, the Georgetown men had two other qualifiers in today's trials, both in the 1500m. Sophomore Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) was eighth in 3:48.01, while junior Matt Debole (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) was ninth in 3:48.18.
The Hoyas conclude action at the University of Connecticut tomorrow beginning at 11 a.m.