Women's Track
Women's Middle Distance Dominates on Day One at Larry Ellis Invitational
Christine Whalen easily took first place in the women's 1,500-meter run at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

Christine Whalen easily took first place in the women's 1,500-meter run at the 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.

Running unattached, five-time All-American Emily Infeld and two-time All-American Renee Tomlin finished first (2:08.99) and third (2:09.90) in the women's 800-meter run, respectively.

Alex Mason took first place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8:58.09 while freshman Dylan Sorenson finished fifth (9:04.74). Both qualified for the BIG EAST and IC4A Championships.

The men's 800-meter run saw Theon O'Connor finish third (1:49.77) and Alex Bean finish ninth (1:51.67) with both qualifying for the BE and IC4A 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.

Dan Leyh qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the men's 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:53.96 while freshman Andrew Springer ran unattached and finished with a time of 3:50.37.

The Hoyas will continue next weekend at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.

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