March 25, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field team opened the 2012 outdoor season at the UVA Team Swashbuckle meet on Saturday. The Hoyas put up 10 BIG EAST Championship qualifying times as well as a duo of second-place relay times. The Hoyas traveled to Charlottesville, Va., for the one-day event.
On the women's side, All-American Amanda Kimbers (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) went out and took first place in the women's 400-meter dash with a time of 55.03. Following close behind was Tenille Stoudenmire (San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo) in second place (56.80).
The duo then combined with Chela Green (Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth) and London Finley (Los Angeles, Calif./St. Mary's Academy) in the women's 4x400-meter relay to take second place with a time of 3:40.06.
For the men, the 1,500-meter run was stacked with a foursome of Hoyas who ran qualifying times. Collin Leibold (Falls Church, Va./Gonzaga) was the first of the quartet to cross the finish line with a time of 3:52.46 with Dylan Sorensen (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville), Ben Furcht (Ardmore, Pa./Lower Merion) and Mark Dennin (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyerstown) right behind in ninth (3:52.52), 10th (3:52.95) and 11th place (3:53.60), respectively.
Sorensen followed up his performance in the 1,500 with a first-place finish in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase, timing in at 9:18.41.
Toby Ulm (Marlborough, United Kingdom/St. John's School & Community College) finished second in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.50.
Taking third place in the men's 200-meter dash, Kevin Wilson (Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown/George Mason) ran 21.69 in his first time out for the Hoyas.
Biyerem Okengwu (Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway Township) took fourth place in the men's 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.61 to qualify for the BIG EAST Championships.
The foursome of Austin Perron (Philadelphia, P a./High School of Engineering and Science), Ulm, Wilson and Hansel Akers (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) took second in the men's 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:10.98.
The Hoyas continue the season on March 30-31 as they split sites between the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., and the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C.