Jan. 21, 2006
LANDOVER, Md. - University of Maryland athletes finished 1-2-3 in the women's shot put and 1-2 in both the women's weight throw and the women's long jump to highlight all home-team performances Saturday in the Terrapin Invitational indoor track and field meet at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex.
Bria Johnson placed first for the Terps with a throw of 45-2.5. Aysha Gregory (45-1.00) and Zakiya Shivers (42-1.50) followed Johnson to finish second and third. Jillian Anwah placed ninth in the event posting a mark of 39-4.00.
Jillian Anwah and Zakiya Shivers both threw for season-best marks in the women's 20-pound weight throw, with Anwah posting a throw of 58-5.75 and Shivers throwing 58-4. Aysha Gregory placed 11th in the event for the Terps with a throw of 43-10.
In the long jump, Foster's first-place mark of 20-2.50 and Hernandez' second-place jump of 20-0.25, convincingly beat the rest of the competition, with the third-place finishers coming in at 18-6.50.
On the men's side, sophomore James Rolle led the Terps with his second-place finish in the shot put. Rolle's mark of 48-7.25 beat his previous season-best by 2 feet, 2 inches. Salvador Delhierro also finished in the top-10, with a mark of 45-2.50 that was good for ninth place. The freshman also placed third in the weight throw with a mark of 51-6.25.
Dominic Berger placed fourth in the 60 meters and was the second-best collegiate runner in the event, with a time of 6.96. Richard Taylor ran a 7.00 in the preliminaries of the 60 meters, which was his collegiate track debut. Taylor, who is also a cornerback for the football team, finished 10th.
In the women's mile, Laurel Jefferson led a 2-3-4 finish for the Terps with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 4:59.14. Meghan Braffet finished third in 5:04.41 and Katie Purcell finished fourth with a time of 5:09.93. Keira Carlstrom from American finished first in the event, running a 4:53.40.
Freshman Anthony Walker ran a 50.20 in his first collegiate 400-meter competition and placed fourth. His time was the Terps' third-best of the season.
Danielle Siebert placed second in the 800 meters, running a 2:16.94 and Laurel Jefferson placed sixth with a time of 2:20.28. Kelly Wallace ran a season-best time of 2:21.51, which was good for an eighth-place finish.
Tyler McCandless ran a season-best time of 8:42.36 in the 3,000 meters. His mark was good for fourth place, and was second-best among collegiate runners. Matt Sanders rounded out the top 10, finishing in 8:51.39.
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald posted a second-place pole vault of 11-3.75, which is her best of the season. In the women's 4 x 400 relay, University of Maryland teams placed third (3:53.45) and 10th. The Terrapin men's 4 x 400 team placed fifth with a season-best time of 3:20.71.
Joel Brown (Nike) won both the men's 60 meters and the 60-meter hurdles. He ran a 6.78 in the dash and a 7.72 in the hurdles.
Kellie Wells from Hampton was also a double-winner, placing first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.27 and the 200 meters with a time of 24.73.
WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland finishers)
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS