Track Takes Fifth at ACCs

Feb. 23, 2013

Complete Results

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Maryland jumped an impressive three spots from its finish in 2012 to finish fifth in the overall team standings Saturday at the ACC Indoor Championships.

In the shot put, the duo of senior Moriah Young and freshman Chioma Onyekwere placed in the top five. Young finished fourth with a mark of 51-03.50 and Onyekwere took fifth with a score of 49-08.25. Both marks were personal bests and are good enough for second and fourth all-time at Maryland, respectively.

Sophomore Thea LaFond, who won the pentathlon on Thursday, set a personal best mark in the triple jump (42-04.40). She finished fourth in the event and her mark is the second best mark in Terrapin annals.

In the 800m, Julie Sinkovitz finished in fourth place with a time of 2:08.07. This mark is also a personal best for Sinkovitz and places her second on Maryland's all-time list.

The 4X400 team of Arielle Statham, Shade Pratt, Myah Hicks, and Julie Sinkovitz, which has been strong all season, took seventh on Saturday (3:45.31). This time is the ninth fastest in Terps history.

As a team, Maryland placed fifth overall with 59 points. The point total is the most the Terps have earned at the ACC Championships since 2002, when they finished with 62 points. Last season, the team took eighth at the ACCs.

Below are the final team standings:

1. Clemson 141.5

2. Florida State 100

3. Duke 82

4. Virginia Tech 61.5

5. Maryland 59

6. North Carolina 57

7. Virginia 46

8. Miami 42

9. Virginia Tech 36

10. Boston College 16

11. Wake Forest 13

12. Georgia Tech 8