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Track Teams Open Postseason With ECACs/IC4As
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 05/15/2000

May 15, 2000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland's track teams will travel to Princeton, N.J., this weekend to take part in the Eastern Colleges Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships and the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur American Athletes (IC4A) Championships on May 18-21. Thirteen women have qualified in various events for the ECAC Championships, including the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Eight men have qualified for the IC4A Championships, including the 4x100 relay team. Both teams will compete on the campus of Princeton University.

The meet will also provide athletes with one more opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Championships, which will be held in Durham, N.C., from May 31-June 3.

Jones Wins Again, Qualifies For Olympic Trials

Junior Vanessa Jones (Fort Olney, Md.) continued her recent domination in the high jump, winning again with a leap of 6-0 1/2 to lead the women's team at the Seminole Twilight meet last Saturday. Jones won for the fourth time during the outdoor season, including a victory at the ACC Championships. Her mark of 6-0 1/2 tied for the fifth-best collegiate mark this season and improved her NCAA provisional qualifying mark. The jump also qualified her for the Olympic trials. Also faring well for the women was sophomore Thema Napier (Columbia, Md.), who placed second in the 400 hurdles with a time of 59.49. In addition, freshman Tia Burley (Baltimore, Md.) finished third in both the 200 meters (24.13) and the 400 meters (53.98). On the men's side, senior Jason Joubert (Rockville, Md.) shattered his personal record in the 400 hurdles by finishing second with a time of 51.54. Senior John Carr (Washington, D.C.) finished third in the 100 with a time of 10.71, and junior Cedrick Rogers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) placed third in the long jump with a leap of 22-11 3/4.

Terps Fare Well At JMU Invitational

Sophomore Tracy Ojeniyi (Sewell, N.J.) finished second in the shot put (47-0 ľ) and sophomore Punnie Chittchang (Mount Airy, Md.) placed third in the long jump (18-5) to lead the women's team at the James Madison Invitational last Saturday. Also faring well for the women's team were freshmen Angie Rosamilia (Parsippany, N.J.) and Labelle Hillgrove (Passaic, N.J.). Rosamilia placed fourth in the discus with a mark of 136-11 and Hillgrove took sixth in the same event with a toss of 125-8. In addition, senior Cathy Porter (Millersville, Md.) and sophomore Ruth Kura (Potomac, Md.) finished fifth (159-11) and seventh (151-6), respectively, in the hammer throw. Rounding out the top performances, freshman Rashida Twiggs (Blue Bell, Pa.) placed fifth in the 100 meters with a mark of 12.25, and sophomore Amber Stanley (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 17-8. On the men's side, sophomore Andrew Long (Columbia, Md.) finished fifth in the hammer throw with a mark of 161-11, and sophomore Dave Benaderet (Baltimore, Md.) placed 10th in the 400 with a time of 48.95.

Women's Team Ranked 21st In National Indoor Power Rankings

The women's team is currently ranked 21st in the National Indoor Power Rankings, compiled by Idaho State University. The team closed the indoor season in 16th place.

MARYLAND SCHEDULE

M18	UNC Wilmington
	at Wilmington, N.C.
M23-	Alabama Relays
27	at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
A1	Maryland Invitational
	at College Park, Md.
A8	Terrapin Invitational
	at College Park, Md.
A21-	ACC Championships
22	at Durham, N.C.
M6	Georgia
	at Athens, Ga.
M6	George Mason
	at Fairfax, Va.
M12-	Madison Last Chance
13	at Harrisonburg, Va.
M12-	Seminole Twilight Meet
13	at Tallahassee, Fla.
M18-	ECAC/IC4A Championships
21	at Princeton, N.J.
M31-	NCAA Championships
J3	at Durham, N.C.


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