Georgetown Men Wraps Up Competition at 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
June 8, 2007
Washington, D.C. - Georgetown University red shirt sophomore Melissa Grelli (Cupertino, Calif./Presentation) placed second in the women's 10,000m finals on Thursday night at the 2007 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif.
Grelli, who earns All-America honors for the first time in her young collegiate career, ran 33:01.56 to break Georgetown's school record by seven seconds. Her second place finish ties for the best finish in Hoya history, as Kate Landau was second in 1993.
Sophomore Buky Bamigboye (Brentwood, Tenn./University School) is currently 17th with 3,231 points in the Heptathlon after the first four events on Thursday. Bamigboye began the day by placing eighth in the 100m hurdles with a new personal record time of 13.94, the second fastest time in school history. She followed with a 19th place showing in the high jump, clearing 5' 4.25" (1.63m), and 22nd place finish in the shot put with a distance of 35' 8.5" (10.88m). Her day concluded by crossing 13th in the 200m dash in 25.01. The Heptathlon concludes on Friday with the long jump, javelin and 800m, beginning at 2:30 p.m. (EST).
Also competing this week for the Hoyas was red shirt freshman Levi Miller (Belfast, Maine/Belfast Area) and graduate student Fleet Hower (Marion, Va./Marion) in the men's 5000m on Wednesday night. Miller was 18th in the trials in 14:02.59, missing the finals by less than three seconds, while Hower was 26th in 14:54.90. Sophomore Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) was 23rd in the men's 1500m trials with a time of 3:47.54. Meanwhile, for the women, junior Joanna Rodgers (Fairfax, Va./NC State) and graduate student Hilary Bontz (Fort Collins, Colo./Columbia University) placed 24th and 26th, respectively, in the women's 1500m semifinals.