March 8, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field team will send five student-athletes from the women's indoor track & field team to compete at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships hosted by Boise State at the Jacksons Indoor Track Facility in Nampa, Idaho on March 9-10.
Eight-time all-American Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) will compete in the 3,000-meter run, and will likely anchor the distance medley relay. Infeld currently ranks second nationally in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:00.13. The senior also broke the school record in that race at the BU Valentine Invitational on February 10.
Infeld was named Mid-Atlantic Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA ) on March 5. Her impressive conference performances also earned her the honor of Georgetown University's 2011-12 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete. She won three individual championships to lead Georgetown to a first-place team finish at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships. Infeld was also named BIG EAST Women's Track Athlete of the Week twice during the 2012 indoor season.
As the anchor in the women's distance medley relay, Infeld helped lead the Hoyas to an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 10:55.95 at the Penn State National Meet on January 27 with a mile split of 4:33.2. The relay squad holds the third-fastest time in the nation and set a new school record.
The distance medley relay pool features Rachel Schneider (Dover, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas), Amanda Kimbers (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh), Chelsea Cox (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional), and Madeline Chambers (Rocky River, Ohio/Magnificat).
From the pool of five, Kimbers will likely take on the 400-meter leg, having run in the distance medley relay at the 2011 Penn Relays and helping the team to a Championship of America title. Kimbers set a school record in the 60-meter dash at the 2012 BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 7.43.
Schneider, a three-time All-American, led the school record-breaking team at the Penn State National indoor meet on January 27.
Cox, a two-time All American also enters the 2012 NCAA Division I Championships with plenty of distance medley relay experience. Cox ran the 800-meter leg in the school-record breaking team this season, as well as running the third leg of the 2011 Penn Relays championship team. She is also the only returner from the 2011 squad that finished seventh at the 2011 championships.
Chambers is traditionally a mile specialist, having earned All-America honors in the 1,500-meter run during the 2011 outdoor season as a freshman.
Georgetown is currently ranked No. 21 nationally according to USTFCCCA.
The distance medley relay will be held at 11:25 p.m. ET on Friday, March 9, and the 3,000-meter run is scheduled to begin at 10:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 10. ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 9 from 7:30-11:45 p.m. ET and March 10 from 8-11:15 p.m. ET. A tape delay of the championship will air Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. NCAA.com and broncosports.com will stream what ESPN3 is not covering on Friday (Noon-7:30 p.m. ET) and Saturday (12:30-8 pm ET).