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Terps Have Multiple First-Place Winners at Disney and Navy Invitationals
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 03/26/2006

March 26, 2006

College Park, Md. - University of Maryland track and field athletes competed at the Walt Disney World and Navy Invitationals yesterday during the second weekend of the outdoor season. At Dinsey's Wide World of Sports, Kierra Foster and Katie Purcell each won their individual events, while Aysha Gregory and Robert Duru both won two events at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis.

In the women's long jump, Kierra Foster jumped for an NCAA Regional qualifying and personal best outdoor mark of 20-09.25 and placed first. In the same event, teammates Toni Aluko (17-04.00) and Katie Rogus (16-10.75) placed 11th and 17th respectively.

Also at the Disney Invitational, Katie Purcell and Laurel Jefferson posted a 1-2 finish in the 5,000 meters. Purcell ran a 17:04.84 to place first, while Jefferson came in second with a time of 17:38.18.

At the Navy Invitational, Robert Duru finished first in both the 100 and 200 meters. In the 100, he ran a 10.99, while Terp teammates Jayson Alexander (11.24,6th) and Devin Regan (12.86,11th) also placed in the event. In the 200 meters, Duru ran a 22.27.

Alexander also posted a first-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 22-0. In the same event, Toyosi Ogunkua finished fifth with a jump of 21-0.

Also at Navy, Sarah Stein and Shari Gorga placed first and second respectively in the steeplechase. Stein came in at 11:29.15, while Gorga's time was 11:32.12.

The other two-event winner at Navy was Aysha Gregory, who came in first in the shot put and discus. In the shot put, Gregory posted a mark of 42-5.50 and in the discus, she threw for a personal best 132-08.

On the men's side of the Disney Invitational, Josh Davis had a third-place finish in the 1,500 meters. In his first outdoor competition of his career, he posted the Terps best time of the season in the event. Zach Martinez also placed in the 1,500 meters, coming in seventh place with a time of 4:00.18.

Walt Disney World Invitational

WOMEN'S TEAM STANDINGS (16 teams) 1. South Carolina, 154; 2. Georgia Tech, 135.5; 3. Ohio State, 92.83... 5. Maryland, 67

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland Finishers) 100 Meters - 1. Amberly Nesbitt, South Carolina, 11.30... 7. Lynn Hernandez, Maryland, 11.89

200 Meters - 1. Shalonda Solomon, South Carolina, 22.77... 16. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 25.78.

400 Meters - 1. Michelle Burger, G.W. Express, 52.00... 7. Renee Clarke, Maryland, 55.90.

800 Meters - 1. Shay Shelton, South Carolina, 2:10.41... 4. Danielle Siebert, Maryland, 2:15.84.

5000 Meters - 1. Katie Purcell, Maryland, 17:04.84; 2. Laurel Jefferson, Maryland, 17:38.18.

400 Meter Hurdles - 1. Dana Robinson, St. Augustine's, 58.61... 7. Chanel Williams, Maryland, 1:03.57; 8. Kristina Keegan, Maryland, 1:04.10; 13. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 1:08.27.

4 x 400 Relay - 1. South Carolina, 3:38.96... 5. Maryland, 3:58.37.

1600 Sprint Medley - 1. South Carolina, 4:02.00; 2. Maryland, 4:05.80.

Long Jump - 1. Kierra Foster, Maryland, 20-09.25... 11. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 17-04.00; 17. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 16-10.75.

Shot Put - 1. Janine Zylinski, Ohio State, 48-03.50; 2. Bria Johnson, Maryland, 48-00.00... 6. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 45-03.75.

Discus - 1. Precious Akins, South Carolina, 178-02... 7. Bria Johnson, Maryland, 136-03.

Hammer - 1. Jennifer Wynn, Florida, 201-04... 9. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 145-10.

MEN'S TEAM STANDINGS (18 teams)

1. Tennessee, 147.50; 2. St. Augustine's, 115.50; 3. South Carolina, 99... 9. Maryland, 28.

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland Finishers)

200 Meters - 1. Joel Brown, Nike, 20.81... 4. Dominic Berger, Maryland, 21.46; 6. Earl Gray, Maryland, 21.52.

400 Meters - 1. Jamaal Torrance, St. Augustine's, 46.40... 5. Sean Lowe, Maryland, 47.858. Anthony Walker, Maryland, 48.87.

800 Meters - 1. Joel Williams, Jackson State, 1:50.67... 19. Kyle Rauser, Maryland, 2:02.24.

1500 Meters - 1. E.C. Gibbs, Georgia Tech, 3:55.04... 3. Josh Davis, Maryland, 3:55.87; 7. Zach Martinez, Maryland, 4:00.18

1600 Sprint Medley - 1. Jackson State, 2:23.08... 4. Maryland, 3:34.37.

Discus - 1. Jason Dixon, Alabama, 175-10... 19. Beau Fay, Maryland, 135-00.

Hammer - 1. Jim Sexton, Tennessee, 200-11... 7. Beau Fay, Maryland, 176-08.

Navy Invitational Results

WOMEN'S TEAM STANDINGS

1. Navy, 258; 2. Maine, 132; 3. Maryland, 93; 4. Colgate, 46; 5. American, 29.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland Finishers) Hammer - 1. Clarissa Michalak, Maine, 160-04; 2. Aysha Gregory, 154-04.

Shot Put - 1. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 42-5.50.

High Jump - 1. Jacqui Charnigo, Navy, 5-01.00... 7. Christina Smith, Maryland, 4-09.00.

Pole Vault - 1. Jacqui Charnigo, Navy, 11-11.75... 3. Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, Maryland, 11-05.75.

Long Jump - 1. Michelle Schiller, Navy, 17-07.00; 2. Christina Smith, Maryland, 17-02.00.

Discus - 1. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 132-08.

Steeplechase - 1. Sarah Stein, Maryland, 11:29.15; 2. Shari Gorga, Maryland, 11:32.12.

1500 Meters - 1. Erin Demchko, Navy, 4:45.28... 11. Melissa Mark, Maryland, 4:57.02; 17. Allison Carney, Maryland, 5:08.01; 20. Mary Larson, Maryland, 5:19.00; 22. Leah Cowdrey, Maryland, 5:32.97.

400 Meters - 1. Julia Stevenson, Unattached, 56.08; 2. Natasha Emmanuel, Maryland, 57.84.

100 Meters - 1. Priscilla Lewis, Navy, 12.71... 5. Natasha Emmanuel, Maryland, 13.16.

800 Meters - 1. Keira Carlstrom, American, 2:12.73... Ashley Tremblay, Maryland, 2:35.61.

400 Meter Hurdles - 1. Michelle Bostic, Navy, 1:03.12... 4. Amanda Radziminski, Maryland, 1:07.61.

200 Meters - 1. Julia Stevenson, Unattached, 25.43... 2. Candace Holness, Maryland, 26.27.

5000 Meters - 1. Cori Koch, Maryland, 17:48.71... 10. Amanda Robotti, Maryland, 19:15.50; 14. Melissa Trusty, Maryland, 20:42.51.

MEN'S TEAM STANDINGS

1. Navy, 259; 2. Maine, 154; 3. Maryland, 91; 4. American, 65.

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland Finishers)

Hammer - 1. Serge Burmudez, Navy, 160-02; 2. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 142-02.

Long Jump - 1. Jayson Alexander, Maryland,k 22-0... 5. Toyosi Ogunkua, Maryland, 21-0.

High Jump - 1. Cole Herron, Navy, 6-4.75... 3. Chris Haley, Maryland, 6-0.75.

110 Meter Hurdles - 1. Marcus Scarborough, Navy, 15.02; 2. Chris Haley, Maryland, 15.09.

100 Meters - 1. Robert Duru, Maryland, 10.99... 6. Jayson Alexander, Maryland, 11.24... 11. Devin Regan, Maryland, 12.86.

5,000 Meters - 1. Awit Yohannes, American, 14:53.54... 7. Tyler McCandless, Maryland, 15:19.30... Pat Reaves, Maryland, 16:08.79.

200 Meters - 1. Robert Duru, Maryland, 22.27.

400 Meters - 1. Jamar Green, Navy, 48.94... 3. Devin Regan, Maryland, 50.50.

1500 Meters - 1. Brendan Fennell, American, 3:49.39... 6. Michael Fleg, Maryland, 3:52.5; 1-. Joseph Simpson, Maryland, 4:00.79; 11. Richie Booth, Maryland, 4:07.25; 12. Dan Ryan, Maryland, 4:10.06.

Discus - 1. Darrel Hunter, Navy, 146-10... 4. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 124-11.

Javelin - 1. Troy Irvine, Maine, 179-00... 8. Devin Regan, Maryland, 153-03.

Triple Jump - 1. Dante Marshall, Navy, 48-0... 4. Toyosi Ogunkua, Maryland, 41-0.

Shot Put - 1. Darrel Hunter, Navy, 50-10.75... 3. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 46-04.00.



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