Six Hoyas Advance to Saturday's Finals at 2007 NCAA East Regional Outdoor Championships
May 25, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University outdoor track & field team completed Friday action at the 2007 NCAA East Regional Championships in Gainesville, Fla.
Graduate student Fleet Hower (Marion, Va./Marion) highlighted the afternoon by qualifying in the 5000m for the upcoming NCAA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif. on June 6-9. Hower placed fifth in the 5000m in 13:54.51
Georgetown had great success in the 1500m trials on Friday, qualifying three women and two men for tomorrow's finals. For the women, graduate student Hilary Bontz (Fort Collins, Colo./Columbia University) ran the second fastest time of the day in 4:19.64, her best mark as a Hoya. Red shirt sophomore Maggie Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) also ran a season best, finishing fourth overall in 4:20.83, while junior Joanna Rodgers (Fairfax, Va./NC State) was 11th in 4:28.33. Saturday's final is set to begin at 6 p.m.
Sophomore Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) and junior Matt Debole (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) advanced in the men's 1500m. Bumbalough was fourth in 3:45.35, while DeBole was tied for sixth in 3:45.70. The pair is scheduled for tomorrow's final at 5:50 p.m.
Also moving onto tomorrow is senior Nana Hanson-Hall (New Rochelle, N.Y./New Rochelle) in the women's 800m, which will start at 7 p.m. Hanson-Hall grabbed the last spot, running 2:07.79 for eighth.
Live results for Saturday can be found on the University of Florida athletic web site by clicking here.