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Ababio Breaks Discus Record at UVA Quad Meet

Maryland Athletics
4-8-2017
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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.

Field Events

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.

Drew Alfano won the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.17m while Gaston Assoua finished second with a 6.97m jump.

Maryland also finished 1-2 in the men’s high jump. Josh Landsman won with a 1.96m with David Tarcza jumping 1.91m, good for second.

Peyton Wade placed first in the women's high jump with a leap of 1.74m while Dallyssa Huggins took fifth with a 1.61m jump.

Greg Thompson won the men's discus with a throw of 57.84m.

Maryland’s women finished 3-4-5 in the javelin throw. Jillian Maloney took third with 41.18m, Dallyssa Huggins took fourth with 39.27m and Peyton Wade finished fifth with a 32.53m.

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.

Running events

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.

Micha Powell placed first in her first 400m race of the outdoor season, crossing the line in 53.36. Catherine Voelpel finished not far behind in fourth with a 55.92.

In the men’s 400m, Alex Leto took first-place in 48.13 while Dahri Jahn-Richardson was behind in 3rd with a 48.79.

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.

Peyton Wade placed fifth in the women's 100m Hurdles with a 14.08. In the women’s 100m dash, Adrienne Minor took eighth with a 13.12.

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. 

Alexa Squirini finished the women’s 1500m with a sixth-place 4:35.16. Sydney Almeida finished in 13th with a 4:44.68 while Vickie Ajimoko finished right behind her in 14th with 4:47.96.

The Terrapins return to action next Friday, April 14 to compete in the Hopkins/Loyola Invite not far from home in Baltimore, Maryland.

-Terps-

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