Terps Excel at UNC Invitational

Feb. 2, 2013

Complete Results

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Maryland was led by Thea LaFond and Maryam Fikri as it competed in the UNC Invitational Saturday.

LaFond won the triple jump (40-02.00) and the 60 meter hurdles (8.72). The sophomore also placed fifth in the long jump (18-02.25).

Maryland showed dominance in the high jump with jumpers placing first, third and fifth. Junior Amina Smith scored a season-best and ECAC qualifying 5-10.00 in the event. Sophomore Amber Melville scored 5-10.00. Senior Lucile Cancre scored 5-02.25 to round the Terps out with a fifth place finish.

Maryland had three participants place in the top eight in the shot put. Freshman Chioma Onyekwere led the Terps with a score of 48-01.25 to place second. She was followed by Moriah Young, who captured third (48-01.25) and Sonya Napariu, who registered eighth (42-07.50).

Young also took second in the weight throw. She scored 59-01.50.

Junior Ayanna Fields and freshman Ashley Brannock finished third and sixth, respectively, finishing 58.43 and 59.84 in the 400 meter dash.

The Terps had numerous top eight finishes in the track events. Fields placed seventh in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.95. Junior Caitlin Orr finished eighth in the mile race with a time of 5:18.29. Freshman Noella Anyangwe placed eighth in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.37.

Maryland showed impressive performances in the 800 meter race. Fikri led the way with a time of 2:16.93 to win the event. Senior Christy Goldmann and freshman Katie Nappi captured fifth and seventh places in the event with 2:21.04 and 2:23.91, respectively.

Maryland excelled in the 3000 meter race, placing three runners in the top six. Junior Becky Yep ran a season-best 10:07.82 to place second in the event. Bridget Nolan also ran a season-best 10:32.36 to place third. Anna Roth ran 10:43.16 to take sixth.

The Maryland 4x400 relay team placed second with a time of 4:08.73. The relay team was comprised of Fikri, Goldmann, Maeve McCoy and Nappi.

Next weekend the Terps will compete in the Virginia Tech Invitational. Following the Invitational, Maryland heads to the ACC Championships in late February.

2012-13 ECAC Qualifying Marks: Sinkovitz - 500 Meters - 1:14.07 Pratt - 500 Meters - 1:15.72 Hicks - 800 Meters - 2:12.08 Fikri - 1000 Meters - 2:53.82 Hicks - Mile - 4:58.14 LaFond - 60 Meter Hurdles - 8.69 Fikri-Hicks-Bumpas-Sinkovitz - 4x800 Relay - 3:54.03 Melville - High Jump - 5-10.50 LaFond - High Jump - 5-08.50 Smith - High Jump - 5-10.00 LaFond - Triple Jump - 41-10.00 Young - Shot Put - 50-02.75 Onyekwere - Shot Put - 48-08.00 Young - Weight Throw - 61-10.50