Infeld Sisters, Boylan-Pett and Kinney Advance at NCAA Track & Field Championships
June 11, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On a sunny day in Fayetteville, Ark., a contingent of Georgetown University track & field athletes competed at the NCAA Track & Field Championships. Day two of the four-day affair at McDonnell Field on the campus of the University of Arkansas was far less-drenched than the first day of competition that was held up due to a weather delay at one point. Four Hoyas advanced to the next round in their respective events.
Sophomore Chris Kinney (Stockbridge, Ga./Stockbridge) advanced to the semifinals of the men's 110m hurdles as he finished second in his heat with a time of 13.90. The top three from each heat of the four-heat event advanced automatically with the remaining spots going to the top six times.
Senior All-American Maggie Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) and freshman All-American Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) both qualified for the finals of the women's 1500m run. Emily finished second in her heat with a time of 4:15.48 while Maggie won her heat, timing in at 4:16.73. The sisters both qualified automatically as the top three from each heat advanced automatically with the remaining three spots going to the three best-times. Junior All-American Renee Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) finished sixth in her heat as she missed the cutoff for the finals with a time of 4:20.20.
Graduate student Liam Boylan-Pett (Bath, Mich./Columbia) automatically qualified for the finals of the 1500m with a time of 3:44.86, finishing third in his heat.
Finishing fifth in his heat, sophomore Toby Ulm (Marlborough, United Kingdom/St. John's School & Community College) fell just shy of qualifying for the finals of the men's 400m hurdles with a time of 50.49. The men's field featured two heats with the top three from each heat advancing automatically and the final spot going to the best time.
Freshman London Finley (Los Angeles, Calif./St. Mary's Academy) ran the 15th-best time of the semifinal round in the 400m hurdles with a time of 59.31, but was unable to qualify for the finals. Finley finished eighth in her heat with the top four from each heat advancing to the finals automatically with the final spot going to the fastest time outside of the automatic qualifiers.
The Hoyas will continue Friday and Saturday, June 12-13. Kinney competes at 8:05 EST tomorrow, June 12 in the semifinals of the men's 110m hurdles. The Infeld sisters will compete in the finals of the women's 1500m on Saturday, June 13 at 2:09 EST. Boylan-Pett will compete in the men's 1500m finals at 2:21 p.m. EST. Friday's events will be televised on CBS College Sports with coverage starting at 7 p.m. EST. Saturday's events will be televised on CBS Sports with coverage beginning at 1 p.m. EST.