The Terps finished strong on two territories again this weekend at the Penn State National Open and Navy’s Weley Brown Invitaional.
Highlights from Penn State:
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.- Jai’lyn Merriweather set a new school record in the 500m dash. The freshmen ran 1:12.36 to earn her spot in the record books at 2nd. Thaila Cooper and Obichi Onwukwe also set new personal bests in this event. Cooper ran 1:15.93 and Onwukwe ran 1:16.88.
With a mark tying for 5th all time, Deborah Olawuni placed 4th in the finals of the 60m dash and ran a new lifetime best of 7.57 after making her way through the prelim and semi rounds.
Sophomore Dallyssa Huggins competed in her first multi of the season finishing 2nd in the Pentathlon competition. Huggins posted an overall score of 3853 with highlights including a jump of 5’8” in the high jump and 2:14.46 in the 800m.
Kayla Richardson placed 3rd in the long jump competition posting a mark of 19’6 ¼” and finished 4th in the Triple Jump with a leap of 40’0 ¾”. Freshman, Nadia Hackett made it to the semi-final rounds of the 60m hurdles with a mark of 8.86.
Terps stood out this weekend in distance events with Alexandra Lucki running her fastest mile of the season with a 4th place finish in the invitational section at 4:44.01. Emily Bracher also had a strong run in the women’s mile, setting her new personal best with a finishing time of 4:55.87.
In the 1000m run, Christine Laurie set her new best mark with a finishing time of 2:55.16. Laurie also ran the 800m finishing in 2:16.69.
Freshman, Dai’Lyn Merriweather, ran her first collegiate 200m race, posting a time of 24.50, which ranks seventh in Maryland’s record books. Chandler Baxter also had a strong run in this event with a finishing time of 25.20.
For the men, Kameron Jones was just shy of breaking the school record in the 500m, running 1:02.71. This winning time puts Jones as number two all-time.
Senior Patrick Hanley won the men’s 5k on Friday evening posting a new personal best of 14:47.49. This mark moves Hanley into number eight in the Indoor record books.
In the men’s 800m, TJ Bleichner set a new indoor best for himself of 1:53.18. Brady Snelson and Ryan Scott followed running 1:55.83 and 1:55.97. Lou Corgliano finished 6th in the men’s 3000m run finishing in 8:32.49.
Highlights from the Naval Academy:
ANNAPOLIS, Md.- The men had a lot of success this weekend in Annapolis, making a mark for themselves especially in field events. Senior Nick Pulli hit a new personal best of 15.85m in the weight throw for a 4th place finish. Sam Shoultz continued his success in the high jump clearing 7’1 ¾” for the win.
For the first time this season, Junior Calvin Pitney opened up in Pole Vault and finished in 3rd place with a jump of 15’3”. Carlos Vanzego placed 2nd in the men’s triple jump with a mark of 47’00.25”. Freshman, William Jones placed 3rd in the 3000m run with a time of 9:06.86.
For the women, senior Claudia Ababio won the women’s shot put and weight throw. Her first place mark in the shot put was 14.89m and her winning mark in the weight throw was 17.87m . Emma O’Hara also placed, at 2nd, in the weight throw with a mark of 16.71m.
Mirroring the success in distance events, Brittany Lang ran a personal best time of 5:01.60 in the mile, followed by a performance of 3:03.25 in the 1000m run. Caroline Augelli led the Terps in the women’s 3k race, running 10:25.92 to win. Molly Barrick followed, placing 5th, in 10:30.82 and Paige Novak finished 7th in 11:03.67.
Senior Adrienne Minor posted a mark of 8.10 in the 60m dash for a strong finish. Leah Blackall also placed 2nd in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 38’10.25” and Breanna Coleman finished at 4th posting a mark of 37’01”.