Track & Field Travels to Akron for BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Feb. 18, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field program hit the road for Akron, Ohio on Thursday afternoon for the 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships. The two-day event held at the Stile Athletics Field House on the campus of the University of Akron begins on Saturday, February 19 and concludes on Sunday, February 20 with the awards ceremony held at 3 p.m.
Senior All-American Chris Kinney (Stockbridge, Ga./Stockbridge) will look to become a back-to-back BIG EAST champion in the men's 60-meter hurdles. Earlier this year at the 2011 New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Kinney set a new school record with a time of 7.75, taking third overall in the event against some of the best competition in the country.
All-American Rachel Schneider (Dover, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas) goes into the championships with the best time in the women's 1,000-meter run (2:45.51), a time she set at the Penn State National Invitational. All-American Emily Jones (Harvard, Mass./Bromfield) goes into the championship with the second-best time in the women's 5,000-meter run (16:17.38).
Junior London Finley (Los Angeles, Calif./St. Mary's Academy) goes into the championship with the best time in the BIG EAST in the women's 400-meter dash with a time of 55.46 with senior Deidra Sanders (Memphis, Tenn./Eastern) timing in at 56.01, the third-best time in the league. Also leading the BIG EAST Conference is Chelsea Cox (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) who enters the championships with a time of 1:13.36 in the women's 500-meter dash. Freshman Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), also of the women's soccer team, has the fourth-best time in the women's 500-meter dash (1:14.27).
Sophomore Amanda Kimbers (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) currently owns the third-fastest time in the women's 200-meter dash with at ime of 24.00 that she rean at the Penn State National Invitational and is tied for the sixth-best time in the league in the women's 60-meter dash with a time of 7.56, also recorded at Penn State.
Senior Toby Ulm (Marlborough, United Kingdom/St. John's School and Community College) and junior Austin Perron (Philadelphia, Pa./High School of Engineering and Science) both have the seventh (48.41) and eighth-best (48.67) times in the conference, respectively, in the men's 400-meter dash. Ulm also owns the fifth-fastest time in the league in men's 500-meter dash (1:03.40) and the third-best time in the men's 800-meter dash (1:49.81).
As always the Hoyas will be strong competitors in the relays.
The first event on Saturday will be the men's heptathlon 60-meter dash with the first track event starting at noon. All track events on Friday will be trials except for the men's and women's 5,000-meter run and the men's and women's distance medley relays. The remaining finals will begin on Sunday at 11 a.m.