COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Nearing the midway point of the outdoor season, the Maryland track and field program will head to Charlottesville, Va. for the UVA Quad Meet on Friday. The meet, originally scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Friday, April 6 due to snow in the forecast on Saturday.
"I am looking forward to seeing everyone in action this weekend at the UVA quad meet," said head coach Andrew Valmon. "This is an opportunity to assess where we are at in the midpoint of the season. From here, we will continue to work towards our goals of post-season qualification and to improve on individual and team performances throughout each competition."
The quad meet will feature Maryland, the host school Virginia, Georgetown and Bucknell. This will serve as a tune up meet for the Terps before entering a heavier flow of competition at the UVA Challenge, Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational, and the Penn Relays in a few weeks before prepping for the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Ind. in just five weeks from May 11-13.
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Recently, the Terps have gotten great performances from numerous athletes including Sam Shoultz jumping a personal best of 2.23m (7’3 ¾”) last week at the Florida Relays, moving him into one of the top positions in the NCAA. Additionally, Greg Thompson threw a season best of 57.99m in the men’s discus to place 3rd. Emma O’Hara threw 59.48m in the hammer competition, to finish 4th in the field
Over spring break at USF, O'Hara broke her school record for the second week in a row throwing 60.27m (197’09”). Jewel Smith leaped to a jump of 6.15m (20’2.25”) in the invitational section of the long jump. She was the first collegiate finisher and second place overall. This mark improved on Smith’s mark from last season that earned her a spot at the NCAA East Prelims.