Four Athletes Qualify for Finals at ECAC/IC4A Championships

March 5, 2006

Boston - Jillian Anwah and Bria Johnson placed fifth and sixth in the women's shot put to lead University of Maryland performances on the first day of competition at the ECAC and IC4A Track and Field Championships.

At the women's competition, being held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston, Anwah posted a mark of 47-11.25, while Johnson hit a mark of 47-09.75. In the same competition, Zakiya Shivers placed 15th (43-03.25) and Aysha Gregory finished 20th (42-00.50).

At the IC4A meet, also in Boston (Track and Field Pavilion) Jayson Alexander placed 10th in the long jump, with a mark of 21-09.50. In preliminary events, the men's 4 x 400 relay qualified for the finals, placing fifth with a time of 3:13.52. Sean Lowe also qualified for the finals, posting a ninth place finish in the 400 meters with a time of 48.04.

On the women's side, Danielle Siebert, Renee Clarke, and Chanel Williams all qualified for the finals in their events. Siebert placed second in the mile, running a 4:54.65. Clarke finished fourth in the 400 meters, with a time of 55.58; and Williams placed seventh in the semi-finals of the 60-meter hurdles.

In the finals of the women's high jump, Toni Aluko placed seventh posting a jump of 5-7.00, while Christina Smith finished 14th in the pentathlon.

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WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland finishers)

400 Meters (prelims) - 1. Romona Modeste, Morgan State, 54.73... 4. Renee Clarke, Maryland, 55.58.

Mile (prelims) - 1. Nyam Kagwima, Cornell, 4:54.57; 2. Danielle Siebert, Maryland, 4:54.65... 13. Laurel Jefferson, Maryland, 4:58.93.

60-Meter Hurdles (prelims) - Monique Morgan, Villanova, 8.34... 9. Chanel Williams, Maryland, 8.80.

60-Meter Hurdles (semi-finals) - 1. Monique Morgan, Villanova, 8.29... 7. Chanel Williams, Maryland, 8.75.

High Jump - 1. Debra Vento, Duke, 5-11.25... 7. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 5-7.00.

Shot Put - 1. Zara Northover, Northeastern, 52-04.00... 5. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 47-11.25; 6. Bria Johnson, Maryland, 47-09.75; 14. Zakiya Shivers, Maryland, 43-03.25; 20. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 42-00.50.

Pentathlon - Kerstin Greene, Fordham, 3798... 14. Christina Smith, Maryland, 3167.

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

400 Meters (prelims) - 1. Andrew Thomas, St. Joseph's, 47.22... 9. Sean Lowe, Maryland, 48.04; 18. Anthony Walker, Maryland, 48.63.

4 x 400 Relay (prelims) - 1. Delaware State, 3:12.36... 5. Maryland, 3:13.52.

Distance Medley Relay (prelims) - 1. Iona, 9:55.89... 10. Maryland, 10;08.56.

Long Jump - Roy Richards, Buffalo, 24-05.50... 10. Jayson Alexander, Maryland, 21-09.50.