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Terps Win Six Individual Events at Liberty Indoor Meet
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 02/19/2006

Feb. 19, 2006

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Zhanna Barer went 11 feet, 6.25 inches to win the women's pole vault on Saturday, one of four University of Maryland women to earn individual titles at the Liberty Invitational indoor track and field meet held at the Tolsma Track Center.

On the men's side, Dominic Berger continued his roll in the 60-meter hurdles, winning the event in 7.97 seconds. Earl Gray earned his first win of the indoor season, taking the 200-meter dash in a season-best 22.31 seconds.

Terrapin student-athletes were making their final preparations for next weekend's Atlantic Coast Conference indoor championships, to be held at Virginia Tech.

Kierra Foster won the women's long jump in 20-3, while Bria Johnson captured the shot put in 46-11.50, improving her season best by nearly eight inches. Jillian Anwah, who finished second in the shot put behind Johnson, won the women's weight throw at 57-11.25. Aysha Gregory was third in the weight throw (48-0.50) and fourth in the shot (43-2.50).

Also for Maryland, Renee Clarke earned a second in the 400 meters (57.05), while Laurel Jefferson (2:19.08) and Kelly Wallace (2:19.34) finished 2-3 in the 800 meters. Meghan Braffet earned an ECAC berth by finishing third in the mile at 4:57.27, with Katie Purcell posting an ECAC-qualifying 5:01.10 with a fifth-place finish. Chanel Williams was second in the 60 hurdles at 8.75.

Maryland also won the women's 4x400 relay in a season-best 3:52.06.

Anthony Walker was second in the men's 400 in 49.86, with Kyle Rauser picking up a second-place finish in the 800 at 1:57.01. Dan Ryan was second at 1,000 meters in 2:42.91, while Berger was third in the 200 at 22.68 and Zach Martinez was third in the mile in a season-best 4:15.81. Tyler McCandless also placed third in the 3,000 in a time of 8:58.55. Toyosi Ogunkua added nearly a foot to his season-best in the men's triple jump, placing fourth in 42-3.75.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland finishers)

  • 400 Meters - 1. Tiffany Ross-Williams, Reebok, 53.97; 2. Renee Clarke, Maryland, 57.05... 4. Kristina Keegan, Maryland, 1:00.11; 5. Candace Holness, Maryland, 1:01.36; 9. Amanda Radziminski, Maryland, 1:02.73.
  • 800 Meters - 1. Jaime Watson, Liberty, 2:16.13; 2. Laurel Jefferson, Maryland, 2:19.08; 3. Kelly Wallace, Maryland, 2:19.34; 6. Libby Babcock, Maryland, 2:22.44; 7. Allison Carney, Maryland, 2:24.60; 9. Ashley Tremblay, Maryland, 2:26.53; 12. Melissa Mark, Maryland, 2:27.73; 15. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 2:29.71; 21. Kristina Smith, Maryland, 2:48.17.
  • Mile Run - 1. Alisa Harvey, Unatt., 4:50.95... 3. Meghan Braffet, Maryland, 4:57.27; 4. Laurel Jefferson, Maryland, 5:00.94; 5. Katie Purcell, Maryland, 5:01.10; 7. Kylynn McKinley, Maryland, 5:13.23; 8. Sarah Stein, Maryland, 5:13.48; 13. Allison Carney, Maryland, 5:17.57.
  • 3,000 Meters - 1. Catherine White, Unatt., 10:01.85... 4. Cori Koch, Maryland, 10:44.85.
  • 60 Hurdles - 1. Samaiya Islam, Real Deal TC, 8.49; 2. Chanel Williams, Maryland, 8.75... 4. Christina Smith, Maryland, 9.13 (9.11 in prelims); 5. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 9.29.
  • 4x400 Relay - 1. Maryland-A (Renee Clarke, Kelly Wallace, Chanel Williams, Natasha Emmanuel) 3:52.06; 2. Liberty-A, 3:52.35; 3. Maryland-B (Danielle Siebert, Christina Smith, Kristina Keegan, Candace Holness) 4:09.84.
  • High Jump - 1. Kena Butts, Liberty, 5-6.50... 3. Libby Babcock, Maryland, 5-4.50.
  • Pole Vault - 1. Zhanna Barer, Maryland, 11-6.25; 3. Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, Maryland, 11-0.
  • Long Jump - 1. Kierra Foster, Maryland, 20-3... 5. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 16-8.50; 6. Christina Smith, Maryland, 16-6.75.
  • Shot Put - 1. Bria Johnson, Maryland, 46-11.50; 2. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 45-8.50... 4. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 43-2.50.
  • Weight Throw - 1. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 57-11.25... 3. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 48-0.50.

    MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

  • 60 Meters - 1. LaShawn Merritt, Nike, 6.68... 10. Richard Taylor, Maryland, 7.09; 12. Robert Duru, Maryland, 7.14; 14. Josh Wilson, Maryland, 7.16.
  • 200 Meters - 1. Earl Gray, Maryland, 22.31; 2. Jeremy Webster, Eastern Mennonite, 22.45; 3. Dominic Berger, Maryland, 22.68... 7. Robert Duru, Maryland, 22.97; 10. Josh Wilson, Maryland, 23.20; 17. Richard Taylor, Maryland, 23.72.
  • 400 Meters - 1. Phil Leineweber, Liberty, 49.73; 2. Anthony Walker, Maryland, 49.86... 5. Devin Regan, Maryland, 51.42.
  • 800 Meters - 1. Lamarr Davis, Unatt., 1:56.55; 2. Kyle Rauser, Maryland, 1:57.01; 6. Florent Groberg, Maryland, 2:01.85; 11. Joe Simpson, Maryland, 2:04.33; 12. Zach Martinez, Maryland, 2:05.48.
  • Mile Run - 1. Josh McDougal, Liberty, 4:01.63... 3. Zach Martinez, Maryland, 4:15.81; 4. Florent Groberg, Maryland, 4:21.34; 5. Joe Simpson, Maryland, 4:21.71; 7. Matt Sanders, Maryland, 4:22.68; 9. Josh Davis, Maryland, 4:22.79; 11. Tyler McCandless, Maryland, 4:32.28; 12. Dan Ryan, Maryland, 4:32.82; 13. Richie Booth, Maryland, 4:32.86.
  • 1,000 Meters - 1. Chris Wright, Milligan, 2:38.75; 2. Dan Ryan, Maryland, 2:42.91.
  • 3,000 Meters - 1. Josh McDougal, Liberty, 8:20.33... 3. Tyler McCandless, Maryland, 8:58.55; 6. Patrick Reaves, Maryland, 9:17.00.
  • 60 Hurdles - 1. Dominic Berger, Maryland, 7.97; 2. Darryl Reynolds, Unatt., 8.33; 3. Chris Haley, Maryland, 8.38.
  • 4x400 Relay - 1. Unattached-A, 3:19.78; 2. Maryland (Kyle Rauser, Anthony Walker, Earl Gray, Devin Regan) 3:23.55.
  • Long Jump - 1. Jason Jackamonis, Unatt., 22-11.25... 6. Toyosi Ogunkua, Maryland, 19-11.75; 10. Devin Regan, Maryland, 18-11.25.
  • Triple Jump - 1. Darrot Johnson, UNC Pembroke, 47-5.25... 4. Toyosi Ogunkua, Maryland, 42-3.75.
  • Shot Put - 1. Clendon Henderson, Unatt., 50-6.25... 5. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 48-0.50; 6. James Rolle, Maryland, 47-03.25.


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