Terps Ready for '13: Outdoor Track Season Preview

March 26, 2013

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's and women's track teams have been working hard all year on conditioning and training in preparation for the upcoming season. Head coach Andrew Valmon is hoping to continue the success enjoyed by the women's team during their recent indoor campaign.

"This outdoor season we are looking to build off of a multitude of strong indoor performances," said Valmon. "We will add some additional events that will enhance our competitiveness. The expectation is for the team to be competitive across all event areas."

On the women's team, senior Moriah Young looks to continue her dominance in the shot put and hammer throw events, while freshman Chioma Onyekwere showed great promise in the same events. Sophomores Thea LaFond and Amber Melville will compete in the jumping events and LaFond will compete in the hurdles, after each represented the Terps at the NCAA Championships last month.

The men's team, after not competing at indoor events, will take part in its first competitive season this year. "In the first competitive season of the year, we will look to get the most out of everyone" coach Valmon said. The Terps will be led by senior Jon Hill, who will compete in several jumping events, and sophomore Pat Cole, competing in the shot put and discus throw.

Maryland's hard work and training will be showcased this Saturday, as both teams will host the Maryland Invitational at the Kehoe Track Complex.