March 15, 2012
WASHINGTON - Following the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its Post-NCAA Indoor Watch List for the Bowerman. Ten-time GU All-American Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) appears on the list for the first time in her career as she was added to the also receiving mention portion of the list in its most recent update.
The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athletes in the nation. Infeld is the first Hoya to appear on the women's watch list.
The announcement comes just two days following the release of the latest Terry Crawford Program of the Year standings by the USTFCCCA. With 17.5 points, the Georgetown women are currently in third place in the standings following the team win at the NCAA Cross Country Championships as well as tying for 16th place at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Infeld capped an impressive indoor season with a win in the 3,000-meter run at the NCAA Championships with a time of 9:15.44. This was Infeld's first NCAA individual championship following a cross country season where her fourth-place performance led the Hoyas to their first women's cross country NCAA team championship.
Days before traveling to Idaho for the national championships, Infeld was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year in the midst of an indoor season that saw the All-American win three individual titles at the BIG EAST Championships in New York. She anchored the women's distance medley relay (DMR) on the first day of the championships and followed up with wins in both the mile and 3,000-meter run on the final day of the championships, leading Georgetown to its seventh BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships. Infeld's efforts helped garner 30 of the Hoyas' 102 points for the league championship. Infeld picked up her fourth, fifth and sixth BIG EAST individual titles over the two-day event.
Earlier in the season, Infeld ran the second-fastest time in the nation this season in the 3,000-meter run, clocking 9:00.13, a new GU record in the event on February 10. She also anchored the third-fastest national time this season in the DMR when the Hoyas ran a 10:55.95 at the Penn State National Invitational on January 27. This broke the school record by nearly four seconds, a record that was set during the 2011 indoor season.
The Hoyas open the outdoor season as the program will split sites between the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., and the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C., on March 30-31.