Maryland Hosts Terrapin Track Invitational

Jan. 20, 2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Washington area fans of college track and field will get a treat on Saturday when the University of Maryland hosts the Terrapin Invitational indoor meet at the Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.

Some 34 teams with an estimated 1,100 athletes are entered in the meet, which is the Terrapins' only home event of the indoor season. Field events begin at 10:30 a.m., with the first running events scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

The Terrapins are fielding one of their strongest squads ever on both the men's and women's side and the early results from previous events have been excellent.

Three student-athletes - sophomore Dominic Berger and seniors Kierra Foster and Lynn Hernandez - have already posted provisional-qualifying marks for the NCAA Indoor Nationals in March. Berger will be featured in the hurdles on Saturday, while Foster and Hernandez have already gone over 20 feet in the women's long jump.

Thus far, 15 Terrapin student-athletes and two relay teams have already qualified for the ECAC and IC4A Championships to be held in Boston in early March. This is the earliest the qualifying list has been this large in a season in recent memory.

Full results of the meet will be available following the meet at

TEAMS ENTERED - American, Buffalo State, Cabrini, College of New Jersey, Coppin State, Delaware, Delaware State, Duke, Eastern Mennonite, Essex County, Frostburg State, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Hagerstown CC, Hampton, Howard, Maryland, Millersville, Monmouth, Mount St. Mary's, New Jersey City, Norfolk State, LaSalle, Lincoln, Loyola, Lynchburg, Richard Stockton, Richmond, Salisbury, Shippensburg, Temple, UMBC, Villanova, Widener.


The Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex is located adjacent to FedEx field in Landover, Maryland.

Points North or South on I-95

  • Take exit 17B (202 West - Landover Road towards Bladensburg).
  • Immediately get into the left turning lane.
  • Make a left onto Brightseat Road.
  • Make a right onto Sheriff Road.
  • Make left at the first light (Harvey Drive).
  • Drive up the hill towards the main entrance of the Complex.
  • Drop off athletes at the rear walkway to enter the field house.


  • Buses park in Lot B.
  • Athletes (not arriving via bus) - Use FedEx Stadium Green Lots D3 and D4 for all parking. These lots are only accessible off of Redskins Road. Enter at the Rear entrance of the Field House.
  • Spectators - Use FedEx Stadium Green Lots D3 and D4 for all parking. These lots are only accessible off of Redskins Road. It is only a 300 yard walk to the main entrance.

    Indoor Terrapin Invitational
    Saturday - January 21, 2006
    Tentative (as of 1/20)

    Field Events

    10:30 AM Weight Throw men 12:00 PM Weight Throw women Pole Vault men High Jump women 1:30 PM Long Jump women & men (2 pits) Shot Put men 3:00 PM Shot Put women 3:30 PM High Jump men Triple Jump women & men (2 pits) Pole Vault women

    Running Events

    11:00 AM DMR women 11:15 AM DMR men 11:40 AM 60 H Heats women 11:55 AM 60 H Heats men 12:10 PM 60 M Heats women 12:30 PM 60 M Heats men 12:45 PM Mile women 1:30 PM Mile men 2:15 PM 60 H Finals women (2 section final) 2:20 PM 60 H Finals men (2 section final) 2:25 PM 60 M Finals women (2 section final) 2:30 PM 60 M Finals men (2 section final) 2:35 PM 400 M women 3:00 PM 400 M men 3:20 PM 800 women 3:50 PM 800 men 4:20 PM 200 M women 4:40 PM 200 M men 5:00 PM 3000 M women 5:35 PM 3000 M men (2 sections) 6:10 PM 4x400 women 6:35 PM 4x400 men