Hoyas Continue Impressive Indoor Season with Four NCAA Qualifying Marks at Giegengack Invitational
Feb. 4, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University indoor track & field team posted four more NCAA provisional marks and won seven events this weekend at the Giegengack Invitational, hosted by Yale University at Coxe Cage.
Junior Matt Debole (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) and redshirt freshman Levi Miller (Belfast, Maine/Belfast Area) were one-two in the men's mile, both running NCAA provisional qualifying times. DeBole broke both the meet and facility record with his time of 4:01.52, which also is currently fifth in the NCAA and 10th all-time in Georgetown history. Meanwhile, Miller was second in 4:03.06.
Maloy won the 3000m in 9:31.55, setting a new personal record. A pair of teammates - sophomores Natasha LaBeaud (Folsom, Calif./Folsom) and Avril Ogrodnick (Beaconsfield, Que./Beaconsfield) - followed Maloy and qualified for the ECAC Championship. LaBeaud was third in 9:46.53, while Ogrodnick was sixth in 9:54.02. Freshman Kelsey Malmquist (Williston Park, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) was 12th with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 10:12.44.
In the women's 800m, Hubbard led a group of Hoyas that held the first four spots in results. She ran a personal record of 2:08.61, followed by senior Nana Hanson-Hall (New Rochelle, N.Y./New Rochelle) in 2:10.81, freshman Renee Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) in 2:11.45 and sophomore Christine Whalen (Los Gatos, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) in 2:13.19.
The Hoyas had an amazing finish in the men's 3000m, filling the top-seven spots, all IC4A times. Redshirt sophomore Michael Banks (Holden, Mass./Wachusett Regional) led the pack, setting a meet record in 8:08.54, also a top-20 all-time mark in Hoya history. Senior Andre LaBoy (Danbury, Conn./St. Joseph's) was close behind in 8:09.20 and redshirt sophomore Justin Scheid (Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXII) was in third at 8:09.78. Senior Brian Dalpiaz (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) and redshirt sophomore Daniel Nunn (San Luis Obispo, Calif./San Luis Obispo) both set new personal records of 8:10.36 and 8:11.51 to place fourth and fifth, respectively. Rounding out the top-seven was freshman Sandy Roberts (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) in 8:12.95 and redshirt freshman Mike Krisch (Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins) at 8:20.28.
The women had a similar finish in the mile, placing seven student-athletes among the top-13 finishers. Junior Joanna Rodgers (Fairfax, Va./NC State) won the event in 4:48.19, barely missing an NCAA provisional mark by 0.19 of a second. Sophomore Lise Ogrodnick (Beaconsfield, Que./Beaconsfield) was third in 4:50.39, improving on her previous ECAC mark, while freshman Lauren Gregory (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) was fifth, qualifying for the ECACs, in 4:52.92. Also qualifying for the ECAC Championship was Jennie Funk (Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City) in seventh (5:00.62) and freshman Marcie Sobrinski (Treichlers, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) in 10th (5:01.13). Redshirt freshman Kailin Collins (Mansfield, Mass./Mansfield) qualified for the BIG EAST in her second event, crossing in 5:02.46 for 12th, followed in the placements by graduate student Hilary Bontz (Fort Collins, Colo./Columbia) in 5:05.59.
The Hoya women also won both relays that they entered. In the 4x400m, Georgetown set a new meet record, combining to run 3:42.91 on Saturday night, while in the distance medley relay on Friday night, the Hoyas ran 11:32.69.
In the men's 800m, graduate student Stanley Lagrenade (Nyack, N.Y./Nyack) set a new personal best and improving on a previous IC4A mark, placing second in 1:51.00. A pair of freshman - Alex Bean (Somers, N.Y./Somers) and Danny Harris (Deer Park, N.Y./St John the Baptist) - were fourth and fifth, posting times of 1:53.82 and 1:54.14, respectively.
Freshman Abigail Johnson (Willingboro, N.J./Milton Hershey) was impressive in the women's 400m, placing second in 56.02, qualifying for the first time in the ECACs. Senior Nichole Torpey (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa) was fourth in 56.59, while junior Alex Baptiste (Blue Bell, Pa./Wissahickon) was sixth in 57.75.
Freshman John Maloy (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) qualified for an IC4A event for the second-straight week, placing fifth in the 1000m in 2:28.26.
In other events, sophomore Kenny Mitchell (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake) was fourth in the 60m (6.96) and sixth in the 200m (22.20), while classmate Terrell Gissendanner (Rochester, N.Y./Edison Tech) was second in the 60m hurdles at 8.18, tying his season-best, and fifth in the long jump at 6.75m (22'1.75").
Earlier in the day on Friday, the Hoyas had a contingency in the 4x800m event at the 100th Millrose Games, held at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. Georgetown was third overall in 7:42.75, behind the running of Harris, redshirt sophomore Brandon Bonsey (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth), Maloy and Lagrenade.
Georgetown returns to State College, Pa for the third time this indoor season next weekend for the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.