Georgetown Men Win Fifth-Straight NCAA Mid-Atlantic Cross Country Regional
Nov. 14, 2009
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University cross country team traveled to Princess Anne, Md., for the 2009 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional today, hosted by the University of Maryland - Eastern Shore. The men won their fifth-straight team title (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) with 38 points, while graduate student and five-time All-American Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood,Tenn./Brentwood Academy) became the first Hoya in history to win back-to-back individual titles. The women finished fifth in the team race with 100 points while sophomore and two-time All-American Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) turned in a stellar individual performance to finish third overall.
Bumbalough ran the 10,000-meter race with a time of 31:41.6, pacing a 5:07 mile. Bumbalough led a solid team effort with four Hoyas finishing in the top 10. Finishing shortly behind Bumablough was graduate student Mike Krisch (Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins) with a time of 31:42.3. Redshirt sophomore Mark Dennin (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyerstown), running in his first NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, finished fifth overall with a time of 31:47.2 Graduate student Levi Miller (Belfast, Maine/Belfast Area) placed ninth (32:03.4) with sophomore James Grimes (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) finishing 20th (32:39.3) to round out the point scorers for the Blue & Gray.
The Georgetown men led the 32-team field with 38 points, followed by Villanova (48), Saint Joseph's (Pa.) (181), Navy (201), La Salle (203), Princeton (211), American (246), Duquesne (256), Temple (283) and Maryland (299) for the top 10.
In the women's 6,000-meter race, Infeld ran a 5:31 pace to finish with a time of 20:32, good enough for third place. Graduate student Natasha LaBeaud (Folsom, Calif./Folsom) was the second Hoya to cross the finish line as she placed 16th with a time of 21:21. Freshman Emily Jones (Harvard, Mass./Bromfield) finished 22nd (21:44) while classmate Kirsten Kasper finished 25th (21:52). Senior Marcie Sobrinski (Treichlers, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) was the final Hoya to score points for the Blue & Gray with a 34th-place time of 22:31.
The women's 30-team field was dominated by BIG EAST foe Villanova as they placed all five point scorers in the top 10. Villanova took the team championship with 23 points followed by Princeton (77), West Virginia (82), Penn State (98), Georgetown (100), Maryland (246), Duquesne (299), Delaware (320), Lafayette (321) and Penn (325) for the top 10.
The Hoyas will now prepare for the NCAA Championships on Monday, November 23 in Terre Haute, Ind. At last year's championship, the women turned in a ninth-place performance while the men finished 10th.