March 10, 2006
Fayetteville, Ark. - After one day of competition at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships three University of Maryland athletes have earned All-America status with their finishes.
Dominic Berger is the first male Terrapin since 1987 to receive the accolade. He ran a 7.82 in the 60-meter hurdles and placed fifth. In the preliminaries of the event, he ran a season-best and school-record 7.69, winning his heat and placing second to secure the honor.
On the women's side, Kierra Foster and Lynn Hernandez placed third and fourth in the long jump to garner All-America honors. Foster, who was an All-American for the second consecutive year, jumped a 21-6.50. Hernandez beat her previous personal-best by 1.75 inches, jumping a 21-3.50.
The last time the Terps had three athletes named All-American was in 1987, when Rosalind Taylor, William Skinner and Mark Coogan received the honor.
The entire University of Maryland team will return to action outdoors next week at the Aggie Quad Meet in Greensboro, N.C.