GU Women Claim Third Place at 2002 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championship
May 6, 2002
Storrs, Conn. - The Georgetown University women's track & field team finished third at the 2002 BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship, held Friday-Sunday, May 3-5, at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs. The Hoyas scored 92 points to secure the third spot. Miami took home the league title with 150 points, followed by Notre Dame in second place with 110 points. Seton Hall was fourth (88) and Villanova fifth (60).
The Hoyas placed three runners in the top four spots of the 800-meter run, earning 21 points in the process. Tyrona Heath (Sr., Endicott, N.Y./Endicott) won the 800 with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 2:05.86. Jill Laurendeau (Manchester, N.H./Manchester Central) and Treniere Clement (So., Stow, Ohio/Stow-Monroe Falls) ran three four in the event with times of 2:07.90 and 2:08.36, respectively.
In addition to Heath, senior Lorena Adams (Lakehurst, N.J./Manchester Township) also returned to the Hilltop with champion honors. Adams clocked an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 4:20.91 to win the 1500-meter run. Emily Enstice (Grad., Potomac, Md./Georgetown Visitation) recorded 4:26.30, also an NCAA provisional qualifier, to finish fourth, while Erin Sicher (Jr., College Park, Md./Good Counsel) finished seventh with an ECAC mark of 4:26.36.
Amanda Pape (So., Olathe, Kan./Olathe South) and Marni Kruppa (Jr., Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman) finished three-four in the 5000-meter run. Both women qualified provisionally for the NCAAs, Pape with a 16:39.39 and Kruppa with 16:42.60. West Virginia's Megan Metcalfe won the 5000 in 16:35.63. Jamillah Bowman (Jr., Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Pioneer) also recorded a third place finish at the meet. Bowman posted an ECAC qualifying time of 59.36 seconds in the 400-intermediate hurdles. Jamillah Wade of Miami won the race in 59.04.
The 4 x 800-meter relay squad of Sicher, Clement, Heather Blackard (Grad., Kirkland, Wash./Juanita) and Laurendeau defended the Hoyas' title in the event with a winning time of 8:42.06. It marked the third-consecutive year that a GU squad has won the 4 x 800 and qualified the squad for ECACs. Pittsburgh was second in 8:45.64. Georgetown's 4 x 400-meter relay of Monica Hargrove (So., New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse), Kori Hamilton (So., Glendora, Calif./St. Lucy's Priory), Heath and Bowman placed third with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:36.26. Miami was the winner in 3:33.57.