CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Maryland track and field team wrapped up the UVA Quad Meet Saturday, with 11 first-place finishes against teams from Columbia, Penn and host-Virginia.
Claudia Ababio finished first in the women’s discus and broke the school record with a 55.08m throw. This mark bests her PR set last week at the 2017 Florida Relays, and surpasses Chioma Onyekwere’s previous school record of 54.43 meters set at last season’s Big Ten Championships. Ababio also placed first in the women’s shotput with a 14.61m throw and took fourth in the hammer competition, launching it 53.08m.
Kayla Richardson set a personal record in the long jump with a first-place 6.13m. Also competing in the event was Jewel Smith who finished with a fourth-place 5.74m, Peyton Wade in seventh with a 5.48m and Lilly Reese in eighth place with a 5.36m.
Greg Thompson won the men's discus with a throw of 57.84m.
Nick Pulli placed fourth in the men’s hammer competition with a 47.39m throw and also took sixth in the men’s shot put with a 13.62m throw.
Calvin Pitney placed third in the men's pole vault with a leap of 4.88m.
Alex Leto finished first in the 200m dash, running a 21.94. Dahri Jahn-Richarson finished with a 22.20, good for fourth in the field.
Lisa Meneau won first place in the Women's 400m Hurdles with a lightning quick 58.11.
Louis Corgliano took second in the men's 2000m steeplechase with a 6:05.25 while Charde’ Barnes finshed with a sixth-place 7:29.08 in the women’s event.
The Maryland men’s 4x400 relay squad finished in second with a 3:12.73, while the women’s 4x100 squad of Baxter, Smith, Tucker and Richardson ran a fourth-place 47.30.
In the men’s 800m, TJ Bleichner placed fifth with a 1:52.99. Hazem Miawad finished right behind in sixth with a 1:54.04, while Kameron Jones finished with an 11th place 1:56.07 and Jared Loadholt in 14th with a 1:57.62.
In the women’s 100m hurdles, Maryland had five runners finish in the top 15. Peyton Wade finished in fifth with a 14.08, Taylor Tucker in 10th with a 15.06, Jewel Smith with an 11th place 15.13, Dallyssa Huggins with a 15.58, good for 13th place and Lily Reese with a 16.25, which secured 14th.
Paul Joseph finished third in the men’s 400m hurdles with a 55.71.
In the women’s 800m, five Terps finished in the top 20. Leading the Terrapins was Alexandra Lucki, who ran a sixth-place 2:10.19. Chandler Baxter finished the women’s 200m race in fourth with a 24.78.
The Terrapins return to action next Friday, April 14 to compete in the Hopkins/Loyola Invite not far from home in Baltimore, Maryland.