Georgetown Track & Field Picks Up 10 All-America Honors at NCAA Championships
March 15, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the 2009 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, held at the McFerrin Athletic Center in the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas, finished up on Saturday, it was apparent that the Hoyas sent 10 Hoyas to compete and all 10 came back as All-Americans. Additionally, the women's distance medley relay team set a school record in the event as they clocked in at 11:02.67 to take fifth place. Overall, the women tied for 45th of 64 teams with four points while the men tied for 59th of 66 schools with one point. The men's DMR also garnered All-American accolades and two individual performers did as well.
The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in accordance with the NCAA honors the top eight finishers in each event will All-America honors - with the stipulation that no matter what, eight Americans will receive the honor in each event, even if it extends the honors to more than eight student-athletes.
The fifth-place and school-record setting women's DMR team was made up of junior Renee Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City), junior Abigail Johnson (Willingboro, N.J./Milton Hershey [Pa.]), senior Maggie Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) and freshman Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont). The quartet finished the event with a time of 11:02.67 to take fifth place overall, breaking a record the same foursome had previously set earlier this season at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.
In the men's DMR, it was junior Sandy Roberts (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton), junior Danny Harris (Deer Park, N.Y./St. John the Baptist), junior John Maloy (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) and senior Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) to take eighth place overall with a time of 9:37.50. During the anchor leg of the race, Bumbalough's 4:00.40 split catapulted the foursome from seventh to third in their heat, and eighth overall.
Senior Buky Bamigboye (Brentwood, Tenn./University School) earned All-America honors with her 12th-place finish in the women's pentathlon with 3,962 points. Bamigboye set a new personal record in the shot put with a mark of 11.83m for 650 points. In the other four events, her scores were 800m - 2:16.73 (868 points); high jump - 1.63m (771 points); 60m hurdles - 8.81 (950 points); long jump - 5.58m (723 points).
Senior Daniel Nunn (San Luis Obispo, Calif./San Luis Obispo) was named All-American when he finished 13th overall in the 5000m with a time of 14:11.28.
Women's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships - Final Standings
Men's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships - Final Standings