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Johnson Wins Shot Put at Duke Invitational
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 04/09/2006

April 9, 2006

Durham, N.C. - Bria Johnson and Jillian Anwah both placed in the top five in the shot put to highlight University of Maryland performances on the second day of competition at the Duke Invitational.

Johnson, who placed first in the event with a mark of 46-02.75, has already qualified for both the NCAA Regionals and the ECAC Championships. Anwah finished just behind Johnson, posting a mark of 43-11.75 and placing fifth. Teammate Aysha Gregory also competed in the event, finishing 20th with a mark of 37-08.75.

On the men's side, Sean Lowe had a season-best time of 47.75 in the 400 meters and placed third. He has already qualified for the IC4A Championships and is now .49 away from the NCAA Regional mark.

In the men's shot put, Salvador Delhierro placed eighth with a season-best mark of 48-07.25. In the steeplechase, Josh Davis placed 15th finishing in 9:26.76 and Dan Ryan placed 32nd with a time of 10:02.26.

In the women's 400 meters, Renee Clarke placed third overall and second among collegiate runners. Clarke, who has already qualified for the ECAC Championships, ran a season-best time of 55.24.

In the 800 meters, Danielle Siebert placed 14th with a season-best time of 2:12.17.

The Terps will return to competition next week at the Miami Gatorade Classic.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland Finishers)
200 Meters - 1. Rachelle Smith, Unattached, 23.01... 18. Christina Smith, Maryland, 25.22; 29. Natasha Emmanuel, Maryland, 25.65; 39. Candace Holness, Maryland, 26.06.

400 Meters - 1. Inez Turner, Unattached, 54.44...3. Renee Clarke, Maryland, 55.24.

800 Meters - 1. Monica Hargrove, Unattached, 2:07.07... 14. Danielle Siebert, Maryland, 2:12.17.

Steeplechase - 1. Felicitas Mensing, Coastal Carolina, 10:37.02... 15. Sarah Stein, Maryland, 11:15.27; 18. Shari Gorga, Maryland, 11:27.34; 23. Allison Carney, Maryland, 11:37.73.

Long Jump - 1. Tahari James, Boston Univ, 20-01.75... 24. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 17-04.25.

Shot Put - 1. Bria Johnson, 46-02.75... 5. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 43-11.75; 20. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 37-08.75.

Discus - 1. Leanne Taylor, SDSU, 152-09... 9. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 135-02; 10. Bria Johnson, Maryland, 135-01.

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland Finishers)
400 Meters - 1. Michael Bingham, Wake Forest, 46.72... 3. Sean Lowe, Maryland, 47.75.

800 Meters (Develop) - 1. Phil Leineweber, Liberty, 1:54.18... 21. Kyle Rauser, Maryland, 1:56.75.

Steeplechase - 1. David Kemboi, Norfolk, 9:01.15... 15. Josh Davis, Maryland, 9:26.76... 32. Dan Ryan, Maryland, 10:02.26.

Shot Put - 1. Paul Sarantos, Michigan, 54-00.50... 8. Salvador Delhierro, Maryland, 48-07.25.

Discus - 1. Dan Royal, Unattached, 169-03... 17. Beau Fay, Maryland, 142-11.



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