May 16, 2001
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Select members of the Maryland men's and women's track teams will take part in regional competitions this Saturday in Princeton, N.J.
Thirteen members of the women's team have qualified for the Eastern Colleges Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships, and five members of the men's team have qualified for the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur American Athletes (IC4A) Championships.
Sophomores Tia Burley (Baltimore, Md.) and Toni Jefferson (Baltimore, Md.) will compete in four events on Saturday to lead the women's team. Burley will take part in the 200 meters, the 400 meters, the 4x100 relay team, and the 4x400 relay team. Jefferson will compete in the 100, 200 4x100 relay, and 4x400 relay.
In addition, three athletes have qualified provisionally for the NCAA Championships in individual events, and the 4x400 relay team has also earned a provisional qualifying time. Sophomore Lynn Harris (Newark, Del.) has qualified in the long jump, senior Vanessa Jones (Olney, Md.) has qualified in the high jump, and junior Thema Napier (Columbia, Md.) qualified in the 400 hurdles. This weekend's meet will provide one more opportunity for those who have not qualified to do so.
Senior Cedrick Rogers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and junior Dontae Bugg (Newport News, Va.) have each qualified in two events to lead the men's team. Rogers will compete in the long jump and the 4x100 relay, and Bugg will take part in the 110 hurdles and the 4x100 relay.
2001 ECAC Qualifiers
Tia Burley 200, 400 Punnie Chittchang Long Jump Natalie Dye Pole Vault Lynn Harris Long Jump Devenn Hamilton 400 Heather Houston Long Jump Toni Jefferson 100, 200 Vanessa Jones 5-10 ľ Ruth Kura Discus, Hammer Thema Napier 100 Hurdles, 400 Hurdles Tracy Ojeniyi Shot Put, Heptathlon Amber Stanley Heptathlon 4x100 Relay** 4x400 Relay*
2001 IC4A Qualifiers
Phillip Barrett 110 Hurdles Dontae Bugg 110 Hurdles Cedrick Rogers Long Jump 4x100 Relay***
* -- Members: Toni Jefferson, Devenn Hamilton, Thema Napier, Tia Burley ** -- Members: Rashida Twiggs, Lynn Harris, Tia Burley, Toni Jefferson *** -- Members: Dontae Bugg, Harold Manning, Dave Benaderet, Cedrick Rogers