June 23, 2011
WASHINGTON - On the first day of the USA Track & Field Championships and Junior Championships, seven-time All-American Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) got the four-day event off to a great start for the Hoyas as she set a new school record in the women's 1,500-meter trials today. The event is being held at famous Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., with nine GU student-athletes traveling to the west coast for the occasion.
Infeld, competing in the second of two heats, was one of just two collegiate athletes to advance from the first two heats to the finals as she joins Oregon's Jordan Hasay, who competed on her home track.
With a fifth-place time of 4:10.02 in her heat as well as the overall results, Infeld qualified for the finals on time as the second heat was clearly the faster of the two. In such strong competition, Infeld recorded the third-fastest bell lap split as she ran 1:06.74 over the last 400, third to Nike's Christin Wurth and (1:05.99) and adidas' Morgan Uceny (1:06.14).
Infeld's time is a new school record at Georgetown with the previous record set in 2004 by four-time Hoya All-American Treniere (Clement) Moser. Moser, now competing for Nike, qualified on time for the final of the women's 1,500-meter run tonight as well as she timed in at 4:14.41, the 10th-fastest time of the day. Infeld and Clement will compete in the women's 1,500-meter finals on Saturday, June 25 at 5:34 p.m., ET.
Fellow Hoya and four-time All-American Renee Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) also competed in the trials today as she ran in the second heat with Infeld. Tomlin took 11th place in her heat with a time of 4:21.86. Tomlin was entered in both the women's 800 and 1,500 but scratched in the 800 to focus solely on the 1,500.
The Blue & Gray continue to compete at the USA Track & Field Championships and Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore., with the event culminating on Sunday, June 26 at Hayward Field.