Terps Post Big Performances at Terrapin, Vanderbilt Invite

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Terrapin Invitational Results - Vanderbilt Invitational Results

Maryland concluded its first home meet of the indoor season, while also securing success on the road at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend.

“It was an overall impressive weekend with the group that was at Vanderbilt and the group here at the Terrapin Invitational,” said head coach Andrew Valmon. “I was impressed with our kids and their fight, ‘Protect this House’ is what you want to model this meet after. So overall going into next week and the training cycle after that we’re happy with where we’re at and we want to continue to stay healthy.”

Maryland Invitational

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Transfer Sam Shoultz made a name for himself immediately as the best collegiate jumper in the meet, as he had the best mark for a Terp in the high jump since 2011. Clearing 7’2.25”, he set a new personal best and moved him up to 4th in Maryland’s all-time list. The mark will likely remain among the top-20 in the nation after the weekend. 

Adding to the men’s competition today, the Terps made their mark in the mile with Aaron Barlev reeling in the pack finishing 3rd in 4:21:17, Louis Corgliano finishing 4th in 4:21:22, and Patrick Hanley at 5th in 4:21:70. Greg Thompson also placed, finishing 2nd in the men’s shot put with a mark of 53’.

Carlos Vanzego took second for the Terps in the triple jump, clearing 46-08.25 in the event.

For the women, Deborah Olawuni was a stand out for the Terps, finishing the 60m dash finals in 1st place at 7.69. Chandler Baxter finished 3rd in the Women’s 300m dash at 41.69, putting her at 9th all-time in the Indoor Record Books. Junior Jewel Smith finish 7th, coming right behind her.

The Terps were successful in distance events with a victory in the women’s 600m, with Obichi Onwukwe finishing in 1:37:80 and Emily Bracher winning the 3K in 9:54:54.

Kayla Richardson won double for the Terps with back to back wins marking her personal best in the long jump at 5.97m and in triple jump at 12.19m.

Claudia Ababio impressed in the throws for the Terps, finishing 2nd in the weight throw (57-7.50) and 1st in the shot put. Emma O'Hara was right there with her, taking fourth in the weight throw (56-0.00).

Vanderbilt Invitational

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Alexandra Lucki posted a win in the women’s mile with a time of 4:46.21 in her first action of the season. Lucki came back to run 9:44.22 in the 3000m run.

Kameron Jones, who set a school record last week in the 400m came back this week to run 47.51. Senior Alex Leto ran a new indoor best of 48.34 in the 400m.

Freshman Jai'lyn Merriweather won her heat of the 400m dash in a time of 55.16.  This puts her in the #7 spot on the all-time list in this event. Xahria Santiago (56.04) and Cheyenne Jones (56.91) also continued their progress in the 400m dash as well.

TJ Bleichner ran his first 800m of the season running 1:53.62.  This moves Bleichner into #8 all-time on the indoor performance list.

Dallyssa Huggins competed in the open 800m with a performance of 2:14.11. Huggins tied for sixth in the high jump, clearing 5’5”.

Christine Laurie showed steady improvements in the mile, winning her heat with a time of 5:02.87.