Women's Middle Distance Dominates on Day One at Larry Ellis Invitational
April 17, 2010
WASHINGTON - On the first day of competition at the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton at Weaver Stadium in Princeton, N.J., the Georgetown women's middle distance program was dominant. With four Hoyas finishing in the top seven, GU made its presence known early and it continued for the remainder of day one.
Christine Whalen easily finished first in the women's 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:21.21, more than four second ahead of the second-place runner from the U.S. Naval Acadmey. Freshman standout Emily Jones finished fifth with a time of 4:28.36 followed by sixth-place Lauren Gregory (4:29.21) and seventh-place Lise Ogrodnick (4:31.12). Also competing in the event, Kirsten Kasper finished 16th (4:35.03). All qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and Whalen, Jones, Gregory and Ogrodnick qualified for the ECAC Championships.
Kelsey Malmquist finished sixth in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:33.11 to qualify for both the BIG EAST and ECAC Championships while Laura Gallo finished 10th in the women's 5,000-meter run (17:18.27) to qualify for the BE Championships.
The Hoyas will continue next weekend at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.