Feb. 26, 2006
Blacksburg, Va. - After three days of competition at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships in the Rector Field House at Virginia Tech University, the University of Maryland won two individual ACC Championships.
Dominc Berger won the 60-meter hurdles for the first time in Maryland history. His first-place performance was an NCAA provisional time of 7.80. Berger also had a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters, running a 21.63 and earning four points for the Terps.
On Friday, Kierra Foster won the Terrapin's first-ever women's long jump championship. Her career-best jump of 21-08.00, was also an ACC Championship record and made her an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Lynn Hernandez also jumped her way onto the podium in the event, placing third with a mark of 20-10.00.
On the men's side, the 4 x 400 relay team, consisting of two freshmen and two sophomores (Anthony Walker, Kyle Rauser, Earl Gray and Sean Lowe), captured second place. They ran a 3:13.03 and garnered eight points for their team.
In the 5,000 meters, Meghan Braffet finished in second-place with a personal-best time of 16:36.59. She earned eight points for the Terps in the event, while teammate Katie Purcell brought in two points with her seveth-place time of 17:10.27. In the 3,000 meters, the teammates placed ninth (Braffet, 9:46.93) and 15th (Purcell, 9:59.34).
Other top performances for the Terps included Danielle Siebert's eighth-place finish in the women's mile, with a time of 4:56.82.
Overall, the Maryland women finished in seventh place, while the men placed tenth.The team championships were captured by the Florida State men (160.50 points) and the Miami women (117). The Maryland men earned 29 total points and the women finished with 46.50 points.
For complete results from the ACC Championships log on to www.theacc.com.