Georgetown Track & Field Preps for 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
June 21, 2012
WASHINGTON - The collegiate season has come to a close, but the Georgetown track & field team is still competing and some are even heading to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., June 22-July 1. Three student-athletes on the current roster are heading out to Eugene while another eight former athletes grace the entrant lists to make an attempt at representing the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Two-time All-American Amanda Kimbers (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) will be the first current Hoya to step on to the track for the Hoyas. Kimbers was on the bubble for a trip to Eugene in the 200-meter dash but it was an outstanding performance in the 100-meter dash that secured a trip to Eugene for the rising senior. She ran 11.25 in the preliminaries of the event, shattering the previous record (11.61) that she set in 2010. The time was accepted into the pool for trials and Kimbers will compete in the qualifying round on the first day, Friday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET.
NCAA Champion and 11-time All-American Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) will compete in the women's 5,000-meter run alongside former Hoya All-American Elizabeth Maloy, now running for New Balance. Qualifying for the event will be held on Monday, June 25 at 9:05 p.m. ET.
Recent GU graduate and two-time All-American London Finley (Los Angeles, Calif./St. Mary's Academy) is awaiting her declaration status in the women's 400-meter hurdles. Her time of 56.67 has provisional status. Finley is coming off the best year of her career on the Hilltop, ending the season with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400 hurdles, her first career NCAA final. Finley was also an integral part of the women's 4x400-meter relay that reached the semifinals and competed at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa just two weeks ago. The qualifying for the 400 hurdles is on Thursday, June 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Four-time All-American during her days on the Hilltop, Maggie Infeld, now competing with New York Athletic Club (NYAC) has declared her intent to compete in both the women's 800-meter and 1,500-meter run. The first round of competition for the 800 is Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m. ET while the qualifying round for the 1,500 is on Thursday, June 28 at 6:50 p.m.
Currently running for Nike, former Hoya and seven-time All-American Andrew Bumbalough has declared in the men's 5,000-meter run. His time of 13:16.26 is an Olympic A standard and he will be on the lookout for a top-three finish to solidify a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Qualifying for the event will occur on the fourth day of competition, Monday, June 25 at 10 p.m. ET. Bumbalough has also qualified in the men's 1,500. In those same two events, current Hoya assistant and former GU student-athlete Michael Banks is on the bubble and his declaration is pending in both events.
Liam Boylan-Pett, a former Hoya All-American who completed his final year of eligibility on the Hilltop and a member of the Sub-Four Club for those who have run a sub-four-minute mile, has declared for the men's 800-meter and 1,500-meter run. Competing with New Jersey New York Track Club now, he is currently slated to run the first round of the 800 on the first day, Friday, June 22 at 8:20 p.m. ET. Also entered in the 1,500 currently, the qualifying for that event will occur on day seven of the 10-day affair, Thursday, June 28 at 7:20 p.m. ET.
The women's 1,500-meter run currently has former GU All-American Treniere (Clement) Moser, now running for Nike, competing alongside former Hoya All-American Renee Tomlin, also competing for Nike. Qualifying will be on Thursday, June 28 at 6:50 p.m. ET. Maggie Infeld is also awaiting her declaration for the event following an updated qualifying mark.
Former Hoya All-American and one-time assistant to the track & field program Monica Hargrove will compete in the women's 400-meter dash. Now competing with Under Armour, her mark of 51.76 was accepted for the pool of athletes and the first round of the event will occur on day one, Friday, June 22 at 6:35 p.m. ET.
Declarations are open for up to 48 hours prior to an event's start time and will therefore be considered on a rolling basis throughout the trials.
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