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Braffet Places Second at Virginia Tech Challenge
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 02/24/2008

Feb. 24, 2008

Results

Blacksburg, Va. - Meghan Braffet placed second in the 3,000 meters yesterday to lead the University of Maryland track and field team at the Virginia Tech Challenge.

Braffet posted a season-best time of 10:00.70 in the event. Teammate Ashley Campbell also placed in the event coming in 12th place with a time of 10:26.11.

In the long jump, Toni Aluko finished seventh with a mark of 18-06.50, which is the ECAC-qualifying mark. Aluko had previously qualified for the ECAC Championships with her jump of 19-06.25 at the Thomson Invitational. Aluko also placed 11th in the triple jump with a jump of 39-01.00.

In the shot put, Aysha Gregory placed seventh with a throw of 43-04.50, followed by Ashley Williams (10th, 42-06.25) and Christina Smith (15th, 41-01.75).

On the men's side, Nick David posted a fourth-place finish in the pole vault with a mark of 15-01.00. He has also previously qualified for the IC4A Championships, with his season-best vault of 15-09.00.

David Edwards-Brennan finished ninth in the high jump with a mark of 6-06.75. The jump was his third-best of the season.

The Terps return to action on Thursday when they travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the ACC Championships. The meet will be covered live on ACCSelect. Live Stats will also be available on TheACC.com.

Women's Individual Statistics (First-place and Maryland finishers)
400 Meters - 1. Dominique Holmes, Tennessee State, 54.13... 22. Michelle Fedrick, Maryland, 25.21; 33. Kiani Profit, Maryland, 58.56; 34. Tolulope Olugbemi, Maryland, 58.62; 41. Natalie Goodman, Maryland, 59.21; 45. Kelly Pry, Maryland, 59.52; 46. Natasha Emmanuel, Maryland, 59.56.

Mile - 1. Emily Anderson, William & Mary, 4:43.33... 17. Kylynn McKinley, Maryland, 5:16.98.

800 Meters - 1. Nicole Schappert, Wake Forest, 2:11.17... 10. Libby Babcock, Maryland, 2:15.20; 16. Melissa Mark, Maryland, 2:16.44; 19. Erin Matyus, Maryland, 2:17.62; 25. Christina Nelson, Maryland, 2:19.40; 32. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 2:22.08; 39. Katherine Hannum, Maryland, 2:23.65.

3,000 Meters - 1. Ashley Osborne, Liberty, 9:57.93; 2. Meghan Braffet, Maryland, 10:00.70... 12. Ashley Campbell, Maryland, 10:26.11.

4 x 400 Meter Relay - 1. George Mason, 3:42.13... 6. Maryland, 3:50.56; 15. Maryland B, 3:57.50.

Long Jump - 1. Pat Springs, Charlotte, 20-04.50... 7. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 18-06.50; 38. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 16-02.50.

Triple Jump - 1. Brenda Falude, Unattached, 43-07.00... 11. Toni Aluko, Maryland, Maryland, 39-01.00.

Shot Put - 1. Ciera Ayangbile, Virginia Tech, 50-04.75... 7. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 43-04.50; 10. Ashley Williams, Maryland, 42-06.25; 15. Christina Smith, Maryland, 41-01.75.

Men's Individual Results (First-place and Maryland Finishers)
Mile - 1. Billy Berlin, Unattached, 4:05.35... 19. Greg Kelsey, Maryland, 4:17.68; 29. Zach Martinez, Maryland, 4:19.31.

800 Meters - 1. Johnny Shupping, Unattached, 1:50.10... 15. Josh Davis, Maryland, 1:56.04; 23. Tommy Friscia, Maryland, 1:57.66.

3,000 Meters - 1. Tristian Colangelo, Unattached, 8:16.96... 16. Richie Booth, Maryland, 8:44.91.

High Jump - 1. Aaron Johnson, Bowie State, 6-09.00... 9. David Edwards-Brennan, Maryland, 6-06.75.

Pole Vault - 1. Kolby Shephard, Liberty, 16-02.75... 4. Nick David, Maryland, 15-01.00.

Triple Jump - 1. Joel Gaddy, Appalachian, 51-08.50... 13. Victor Gilreath, Maryland, 47-05.00.



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