Sept. 28, 2005
An outstanding group of newcomers for the track and field squad have been welcomed by head coach Andrew Valmon and the remainder of the Terrapin coaching staff. Maryland is working out in preparation for the 2005-06 indoor season.
The following student-athletes comprise the class of newcomers:
Tyler McCandless - Northampton High School (PA) 2005 District 11 3200 meter champion with a time of 9:13.01.
Zach Martinez - Gaithersburg High School (MD) 2004 state outdoor 1600 and 3200 meter champion. 2005 State outdoor runner up in 1600 with a time of 4:21.30
Joe Simpson - Southern Regional High School (NJ) 2005 NJ Meet of Champions indoor mile runner-up with a time of 4:20.21
Anthony Walker - Eleanor Roosevelt High School (MD). 400m best- 48.85, 800m best- 1:58.2
Josh Davis - Phillipsburg High School (NJ) 4th at NJ MOC 1600 with a time of 4:17.58. Split 4:13.9 at Penn Relays for the 2nd place Distance Medley High School Championships
Chris Haley - Union High School (NJ) Indoor NJ MOC champion in the 55 hurdles (7.49) and in the High Jump (6'10"). Outdoor MOC runner up in the 110HH (14.15). Eastern States Indoor Champion 55HH (7.43)
David Edwards-Brennan - Manchester High School, Mandeville, Jamaica. 6'8" High Jump, Junior Pan-Am qualifier
Salvador Delhierro - Tom's River East High School (NJ) 2005 NJ MOC outdoor Shot Put Champion with a PR of 61' 5.75"
Katelyn Rogus - Good Counsel High School (MD) 18'1" long jumper, 14.59 100 hurdles, 35'8" Triple Jump, 2004 All-Met first team
Brittany Lee-Richardson - Woodbridge (VA) Senior High School... PR of 25.6 in the 200m
Elizabeth Babcock - Shehendahowa High School (NY) Lead leg on the 3rd place 4x800 at the NSIC National indoor championships. 7th at New York State Outdoor Championships in the 800m (2:16), High Jump (5'7")
Melissa Mark - Warwick Valley High School (NY) Ran 800 leg on the Winning Penn Relays High School Championship Distance Medley Relay team.
Amanda Robotti - Warwick Valley High School (NY) Ran 1200 leg on the Winning Penn Relays High School Championship Distance Medley Relay team.
Chanel Williams - Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PA) 2005 PA state AAA 100h champion. 4th at Nike Outdoor Nationals with a time of 14.13, 300m hurdles- 43.5
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald - Mt Sinai High School (NY) 4th at 2005 New York State Outdoor Championships in the Pole Vault with a jump of 11'9". Runner up at the 2005 New York Indoor State Championships with a vault of 11'6"
Kylynn McKinley - Marblehead High School (MA) 7th at Mass State XC division 2 championships
Kyle Rauser - Old Mill High School (Millersville, MD) 2004 Maryland State outdoor 800 Champion. 4th at 2005 state outdoor meet, 800m- 1:56.22, 400m- 49.50
Jake Travers - Sidwell Friends High School (DC) 4:07 1500 meter
Danny Oquendo - Hackensack High School (NJ) 3rd at NJ indoor MOC 55HH Eastern States runner-up 55HH (7.46) 3rd Indoor Eastern States TJ 13.62m (44'8.25"). Also a member of 2005 Maryland football team.
Darrius Heyward-Bey - McDonough High School (MD) 2005 MIIA/IAAM 55 meter champion (6.35) outdoor MIIA/IAAM 100 and 200 champion (10.54, 21.34) Also a member of 2005 Maryland football team.
Anthony Wiseman - DeMatha HS (MD) WCAC 100 meter champion Personal record of 10.54 in the 100m, 21.53 in the 200m. Also a member of 2005 Maryland football team.