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Terps Post Five First-Place Finishes at Thomson Invitational
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 02/03/2008

Feb. 3, 2008

Newark, Del. - Earl Gray posted two first-place finishes and Maryland finished with five overall on the day at the University of Delaware's Thomson Invitational yesterday.

Gray placed first in the 60 meters with a time of 6.98 and in the 200 meters, running a 22.22.

On the women's side, Maryland swept the top-three spots in the long jump, with Toni Aluko, Ashley Carbray and Tiffani Long placing first, second and third respectively. Aluko jumped for 19-06.25, Carbray for 17-10.25 and Long for 17-09.00.

Aluko's jump landed her the fith-best indoor mark for a Terrapin all-time. It was also a career best and ECAC-qualifying mark for the senior.

Katelyn Poss posted a first-place finish in the weight throw with a mark of 53-01.50. Teammate Kristen Batts placed fourth in the same event with a throw of 49-08.25.

In the shot put, Ashley Williams posted a mark of 44-08.00 to place first and Christina Smith placed sixth with a mark of 38-02.75.

In the men's shot put, Sal Delhierro had a throw of 52-08.75, which was good for a second-place finish. He also competed in the weight throw and placed fifth with a mark of 54-01.00.

The women finished third overall with 92.50 points, behind Delaware (137.50) and Temple (133.50). The men finished eighth overall with 32 points, behind first-place finishing Temple (149.50), Monmouth (129) and Delaware State (96).

The Terps return to action next week at the New Balance-Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York.

Women's Individual Results (First-place and Maryland Finishers)
Weight Throw - 1. Katelyn Poss, Maryland, 53-01.50... 4. Kristen Batts, Maryland, 49-08.25.

Shot Put - 1. Ashley Williams, Maryland, 44-08.00... 6. Christina Smith, Maryland, 38-02.75.

Long Jump - 1. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 19-06.25; 2. Ashley Carbray, Maryland, 17-10.25; 3. Tiffani Long, Maryland, 17-09.00.

60-Meter Hurdles - 1. Jasmine Rogers, Delaware State, 8.86... 4. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 9.17.

60 Meters - 1. Asha Quant, Delaware, 7.85... 5. Heidi Paul, Maryland, 8.03; 7. Ashley Carbray, Maryland, 8.10.

200 Meters - 1. NeKisha Franklin, Delaware State, 25.00... 13. Heidi Paul, Maryland, 26.62; 20. Tiffani Long, Maryland, 26.97; 21. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 26.98; 22. Ashley Carbray, Maryland, 27.01; 23. Natalie Goodman, Maryland, 27.01.

400 Meters - 1. Paris Williams, Temple, 58.21... 3. Michelle Fedrick, 59.19; 5. Crystal Bardge, Maryland, 59.36; 11. Tolupe Olugbemi, Maryland, 1:01.04; 14. Natalie Goodman, Maryland, 1:01.14; 16. Kelly Pry, Maryland, 1:01.37; 18. Christina Smith, Maryland, 1:02.42.

800 Meters - 1. Shanice DePass, Temple, 2:21.34... 4. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 2:23.67; 8. Kiani Profit, Maryland, 2:26.57; 9. Bianca Strachan, Maryland, 2:26.69; 10. Kristin Reed, Maryland, 2:26.89; 13. Katherine Hannum, Maryland, 2:28.58.

Mile - 1. Britta Nelson, Towson, 5:13.02... 5. Kylynn McKinley, Maryland, 5:21.68; 7. Ashley Campbell, Maryland, 5:27.60; 11. Angeli Sivaraman, Maryland, 5:37.36.

4 x 400 Relay - 1. Temple, 3:54.71; 2. Maryland (Smith, Profit, Emmanuel, Bardge), 3:55.10... 5. Maryland (Emmanuel, Carbray, Rogus, Long), 4:01.49.

Team Results 1.Delaware, 137.50; 2. Temple, 133.50; 3. Maryland, 92.50.

Men's Individual Results (First-place and Maryland Finishers)
Weight Throw - 1. Ed Skowronski, Monmouth, 62-03.25... 5. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 54-01.00.

Shot Put - 1. Christian Keller, Monmouth, 56-01.25; 2. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 52-08.75... 9. Geoff Goidell, Maryland, 46-06.25.

60 Meters - 1. Earl Gray, Maryland, 6.98.

200 Meters - 1. Earl Gray, Maryland, 22.22.

Team Results - 1. Temple, 149.50; 2. Monmouth, 129; 3. Delaware State, 96... 8. Maryland, 32.



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