Hoyas Continue Impressive Indoor Season with Four NCAA Qualifying Marks at Giegengack Invitational
Junior Elizabeth Maloy won the 3000m and set an NCAA qualifying mark.

Junior Elizabeth Maloy won the 3000m and set an NCAA qualifying mark.

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.

The women also had two national qualifiers in redshirt junior Elizabeth Maloy (Loudonville, N.Y./The Academy of Holy Names) and junior Ashley Hubbard (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield).

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.

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