Georgetown Track & Field Begins 2007 Outdoor Season at Stanford and George Mason
April 1, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University track & field program began the outdoor portion of its 2007 schedule this weekend, split between the Stanford Invitational and the Mason Spring Opener.
In Stanford, the Hoyas traveled a small squad, but posted eight NCAA regional qualifying times. Georgetown had three regional qualifiers in men's 5000m. Graduate student Fleet Hower, sophomore Andrew Bumbalough and red shirt freshman Levi Miller were among the top-20 in the section one race with times of 13:51.72, 13:55.92 and 13:56.96, respectively. Three other Hoyas also had IC4A times in the 5000m, as sophomore Justin Scheid ran 14:17.89, red shirt Michael Krisch ran 14:28.46 and senior Andre LaBoy finished in 14:30.91.
Sophomore Alex Mason began the season with a regional qualifying time in the 3000m steeplechase, placing 11th in the section two race in a time of 9:04.05. Freshman Dan Gerber had an IC4A qualifying mark in the steeplechase, finishing in sixth in the section four race in 9:15.14.
On the women's side in Stanford, red shirt junior Elizabeth Maloy led the way, finishing in third in the section two 5,000m race in a regional qualifying time of 16:25.10.
Red shirt sophomore Melissa Grelli had an automatic regional mark in the 10,000m, crossing in 33:26.56 to place seventh. Sophomore Natasha LaBeaud posted a provisional regional time in the same race with a time of 34:35.63. In the women's 3000m steeplechase, red shirt junior Joanna Rodgers was 13th in the section one race with a regional mark of 10:41.74.
Georgetown also had some early season success at George Mason with three NCAA regional qualifying marks and numerous other IC4A, ECAC or BIG EAST times.
In the women's 800m, graduate student Hilary Bontz, senior Nana Hanson-Hall and freshman Renee Tomlin were 1-2-3. Bontz (2:08.55) and Hanson-Hall (2:09.63) had regional marks, while Tomlin had an ECAC time of 2:10.88.
The other regional mark was attained by sophomore Buky Bamigboye in the 400m hurdles are she was second in the field, crossing in 1:00.36. She was also second in the long jump with a BIG EAST distance of 5.79m and seventh in the 110m hurdles in 14.59, also a conference qualifier.
In other success for the women, the 4x400m relay was first in 3:46.47 and the 4x100m relay was second in 48.07, both ECAC marks. Four Hoyas had qualifying marks in the women's 400m, led by junior Ashley Hubbard (55.73) in third and freshman Abigail Johnson (55.95) in fifth, both ECAC times. Senior Jayne Penn and junior Alex Baptiste were eighth and 11th in 56.60 and 57.20, respectively. Senior Nichole Torpey was fifth in the 200m in 25.04 and freshman Lauren Gregory was fourth in the 1500m in 4:37.39, both conference marks.
For the women in the field events, senior Ashley Mondie was fourth in the triple jump, covering an ECAC distance of 11.96m, while Baptiste was sixth in a BIG EAST mark of 11.73m. Freshman Tanore Barrow was sixth in the shot put , tossing 12.98m, a conference qualifier.
For the men, sophomore Kenny Mitchell won the 100m dash, crossing in 10.66 in the finals, after a 10.62 showing in the prelims, which is an initial IC4A qualifier. Freshman Ian Conyers had a BIG EAST qualifier in the same event, finishing in fourth in 10.88.
Sophomore Terrell Gissendanner was second in the 110m hurdles with an IC4A time of 14.43, while also placing third in both the triple jump (14.42m) and long jump (7.00m), both conference marks. Senior Stanley Lagrenade was also second in the 400m with a BIG EAST time of 48.44.