Chris Kinney (pictured) earns his first All-America distinction in the men's 60-meter hurldes.
March 15, 2010
WASHINGTON - After a successful weekend in Fayetteville, Ark., the Georgetown track & field program is celebrating six All-America distinctions from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), announced today by the governing body's office.
"I'm extremely proud of Chris (Kinney) and our women's DMR," Director of Track & Field / Cross Country Patrick Henner said. "They came out and ran incredible PRs and it was great to see that they performed when it was the most important."
As just a sophomore, Emily Infeld led the weekend with two distinctions to her name as she anchored the third-place women's distance medley relay with her school record carry in the 1600, 4:33.5. Infeld then came back the next day to finish eighth in the women's 3,000-meter run for her second honor.
A new school record was set in the women's DMR, with three-fourths of last year's squad competing in this year's race again. The third-place squad featured Renee Tomlin, Abigail Johnson, Rachel Schneider and Infeld and timed in at 11:01.40
Not to be outshadowed, Chris Kinney also set a school record and earned an All-America distinction for his efforts. His time of 7.81 in the men's 60-meter hurdles bested the previous record he set less than a month ago at the BIG EAST Championships (7.83).
Infeld is now a five-time All-American while Tomlin and Johnson now have two distinctions to their name. This past weekend marked the first honors for Schneider and Kinney.
The six distinctions account for both the men's and women's team and ranks third in the BIG EAST Conference. West Virginia totaled 10 (all from the women's team) and Villanova acquired seven (all from the women's team).