Feb. 24, 2006
Blacksburg, Va. - The ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships began yesterday at the Rector Field House in Blacksburg, Va. After one day of competition, and one event, the Terrapin women are tied for sixth place with 1.5 points. The host team, Virginia Tech is leading the way with 16 points, while Miami and Florida State finished the afternoon with 8 and 5 points respectively.
Katie Rogus, Toni Aluko and Christina Smith competed in the women's pentathlon. Rogus' highest finish of the day came in the 800 meters (5th place, 2:31), while Smith placed sixth in both the 60-meter hurdles (8.94) and shot put (36-06.75). Aluko tied for third in the high jump with a mark of 5-05.00. In the final pentathlon results, Smith finished in 7th place, earning 1.5 points for the Terps. Rogus and Aluko placed 15th and 17th respectively. Virginia Tech's Gunild Kreb won the event, garnering 10 points for the Hokies.
On the men's side, Maryland opened up competition with Devin Regan competing in the heptathlon. After four events, Regan has placed fifth in the 60 meters with a time of 7.34, 10th in the high jump with a mark of 5-10.00, 14th in the long jump (19-11.00), and 12th in the shot put (34-07.00). The heptathlon will conclude Friday with the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1000 meter run competitions. Complete, live statistics will remain available at UMTerps.com.