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Walker, Berger lead Terps at Penn State National Open
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 01/27/2008

Jan. 27, 2008

University Park, Pa. - Anthony Walker placed second in the 500 meters and qualified for the IC4A Championships to lead Maryland performances at the Penn State National Open this weekend.

Walker's time of 1:04.44 came in his first career performance in the event.

Teammate Dominic Berger posted a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with an IC4A-qualifying time of 7.93. Adam Durham placed seventh in the same event, coming in at 8.08.

In the 1,000 meters, Zach Martinez and Tommy Friscia both posted career-best and IC4A-qualifying times. Martinez had a third-place finish with a time of 2:29.26 and Friscia placed fourth running a 2:29.29.

On the women's side, Christina Nelson had a fifth-place finish in the mile with a time of 5:05.22, followed by teammate Erin Matyus, who placed sixth with a time of 5:06.37. Teammate Lindsay Ritchings followed the duo, placing eighth with a time of 5:13.38.

In the weight throw, Jillian Anwah led four Maryland finishers, placing fifth with a mark of 60-00.25. Aysha Gregory placed 13th in the event posting a throw of 50-08.75, Kristen Batts posted a mark of 48-08.25 to place 19th and Katelyn Poss had a throw of 48-07.25 to finish 21st.

The Terrapins return to action on Saturday at the Thomson Invitational at the University of Delaware. The meet starts at 10 a.m. Women's Individual Results (First-Place and Maryland Finishers)

200 Meters - 1. Angelique Smith, UNA, 24.21... 21. Christina Smith, Maryland, 25.24; 27. Michelle Fedrick, Maryland, 25.71.
400 Meters - 1. Fawn Dorr, Penn State, 55.32... 21. Michelle Fedrick, Maryland, 57.46.
500 Meters - 1. Avionne Sloan, Morgan State, 1:15.12... 21. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 1:19.99.
Mile - 1. Kathryn Fitzgerald, Penn State, 5:01.49... 5. Christina Nelson, Maryland, 5:05.22; 6. Erin Matyus, Maryland, 5:06.37; 8. Lindsay Ritchings, Maryland, 5:13.38.
800 Meters - 1. Starema Flood, Hampton, 2:13.83... 7. Melissa Mark, Maryland, 2:16.81; 9. Libby Babcock, Maryland, 2:18.10.
3,000 Meters - 1. Maureen McCandless, UNA, 9:13.68... 15. Meghan Braffet, Maryland, 10:04.36.
60-Meter Hurdles - 1. Kristi Castlin, Virginia Tech, 8.12... 19. Christina Smith, Maryland, 8.78; 24. Crystal Bardge, Maryland, 8.91.
Distance Medley Relay - 1. Tennessee, 11:13.64... 5. Maryland (Matyus, Mark, Babcock, Ritchings), 12:06.62.
Long Jump - 1. Pat Springs, Charlotte, 19-08.75... 17. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 17-08.25.
Triple Jump - 1. Kwonya Ferguson, UNA, 41-07.75... 16. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 37-01.25.
Shot Put - 1. Annie Alexander, Tennessee, 53-03.75... 14. Ashley Williams, Maryland, 45-09.00; 16. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 45-03.00.
Weight Throw - 1. Brittany Pryor, Virginia Tech, 54-08.50... 5. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 60-00.25; 13. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 50-08.75; 19. Kristen Batts, Maryland, 48-08.25; 21. Katelyn Poss, Maryland, 48-07.25.
Men's Individual Results (First-Place and Maryland Finishers)

200 Meters - 1. Michael Tinsley, UNA, 21.37... 17. Dominic Berger, Maryland, 22.37.
400 Meters - 1. Bershawn Jackson, GW Ex, 46.76... 7. Sean Lowe, Maryland, 48.06.
500 Meters - 1. Carlton Phipps, Norfolk State, 1:03.88; 2. Anthony Walker, Maryland, 1:04.44.
800 Meters - 1. Johnny Shuping, Unattached, 1:50.84... 12. Kyle Rauser, Maryland, 1:55.08.
1,000 Meters -1. Stephen Young, St. Joseph's, 2:28.49... 3. Zach Martinez, Maryland, 2:29.26; 4. Tommy Friscia, Maryland, 2:29.29.
5,000 Meters - 1. Craig Leon, UNA, 14:30.67... 17. Richie Booth, Maryland, 15:24.92.
60-Meter Hurdles - 1. Ramon Sosa, Syracuse, 7.82; 2. Dominic Berger, Maryland, 7.93... 7. Adam Durham, Maryland, 8.08.
4 x 400 Meter Relay - 1. G.W. Express, 3:10.24... 7. Maryland (Rauser, Walker, Samuels, Lowe), 3:14.11.
Pole Vault - 1. Yavgeniy Olhovsky, Virginia Tech, 17-04.50... 9. Nick David, Maryland, 14-11.00.
Long Jump - 1. Mark Davis, N.C. Central, 24-08.25... 12. Jason Allen, Maryland, 22-02.50.
Triple Jump - 1. Marc Kellman, UNA, 54-00.00... 30. Victor Gilreath, Maryland, 43-10.50.
Shot Put - 1. Richard Wooten, Tennessee, 56-00.50... 8. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 53-01.00; 18. Geoff Goidell, Maryland, 48-11.75.
Weight Throw - 1. Walter Henning, North Carolina, 70-03.00... 20. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 50-04.00.



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