Monday, November 23, 2009

Hoya XC: Three More All Americans. . .

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Bumbalough and Infeld Finish in the Top Ten at the NCAA Cross Country Championships

Nov. 23, 2009

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University cross country team traveled to Terre Haute, Ind., today to compete in the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championship. The Hoyas garnered three U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-America recognitions as graduate student Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) and senior Mike Krisch (Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins) finished eighth and 33rd overall in the men's race, respectively; while sophomore Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont) placed eighth in the women's race.

It is Bumbalough's sixth All-America honor and third-straight for cross country (2007, 2008, 2009.) He timed in at 29:39.1 to place eighth in the 10,000-meter race, his best finish at the NCAA Championships.

This is the first All-America recognition for Krisch who finished 33rd overall with a time of 30:18.3.

Infeld earned her third All-America honor today, her first in cross country, with an eighth-place finish in the women's 6,000-meter race, timing in at 20:07.9.

In the men's race, the third Hoya to cross the finish line was graduate student Levi Miller (Belfast, Maine/Belfast Area) who finished 140th overall with a time of 31:17.6 followed by junior James Grimes (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) in 203rd place (31:57.7) and graduate student Michael Banks (Holden, Mass./Waschusett Regional) in 208th (32:07.6).

The men finished 22nd as a team with 485 points. The men's field was led by Oklahoma State (127), followed by Oregon (143), Alabama (173), Northern Arizona (190), William & Mary (226), Colorado (315), Wisconsin (321), New Mexico (350), Iona (350) and Stanford (354) for the top 10.

In the women's race, graduate student Natasha LaBeaud (Folsom, Calif./Folsom) finished 78th overall with a time of 21:09.6, followed by freshman Emily Jones (Harvard, Mass./Bromfield) in 99th place (21:16.8), freshman Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass./North Andover) in 187th place (21:56.8) and freshman Rachel Schneider (Dover, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas) in 229th (22:35.5) to round out the point scorers.

The women finished 21st as a team with 495 points. The women's field was led by BIG EAST and Mid-Atlantic Region powerhouse Villanova (86), followed by Florida State (133), Washington (188), Texas Tech (191), Princeton (251), West Virginia (259), Florida (260), Duke (272), Oregon (276), and Minnesota (310) for the top 10.