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Anwah Takes Two Events At George Mason
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 05/05/2007

May 5, 2007

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland track and field had several individuals compete at the George Mason Patriot Invitational Saturday, May 5. Junior Jillian Anwah was a highlight for the Terrapins, taking first place in two events.

Anwah took the shot put with a season best and NCAA Regional-qualifying mark of 48-8.75. Anwah was also the top finisher in the discus throw with an ECAC qualifying mark of 144-11.

Senior Zakiya Shivers placed first in the hammer throw with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 173-0 followed by junior Aysha Gregory in second with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 169-10.

Freshman Jeremy Samuels led Maryland in the men's 400-meter dash with an IC4A-qualifying time of 48.19 to place fifth.

Freshman Janea Grimes had a season best in the prelim of the 100-meter dash (12.68) to finish seventh and qualify for the final in the event. She went on to run another season-best time of 12.56 and place fifth in the finals heat. Grimes also had her best time of the season in the 200-meter dash (26.29).

Junior Natasha Emmanuel led the Terrapins in the 400-meter dash placing fifth with a season-best time of 56.58. Freshman Tolulope Olugbemi followed in sixth with a season best (58.38).

Also establishing a new season-best time was freshman Christina Nelson in the 800-meter run. Nelson finished ninth with a time of 2:17.66 behind sophomore Melissa Mark in seventh (2:16.83) and freshman Erin Matyus in eighth (2:16.93).

The Terps will send several qualifiers to the ECAC and IC4A Championships next weekend in Princeton, N.J. running from May 10 through May 13.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First Place and Maryland Finishers)
- 100-Meter Dash Prelim - 1. Joice Maduaka, Unattached, 11.62 ...7. Janea Grimes, Maryland, 12.68.
- 100-Meter Dash Final - 1. Joice Maduaka, Unattached, 11.56...5. Janea Grimes, Maryland, 12.56.
- 200-Meter Dash - 1. Julia Stevenson, Unattached, 24.53...5. Christina Smith, Maryland, 25.45...10. Janea Grimes, Maryland, 26.29.
- 400-Meter Dash - 1. Kia Davis, Eai-Tousse, 53.23...5. Natasha Emmanuel, Maryland, 56.58, 6. Tolulope Olugbemi, Maryland, 58.38...9. Natalie Goodman, Maryland, 59.69.
- 800-Meter Run - 1. Celia Whyte, Essex CC, 2:09.15...7. Melissa Mark, Maryland, 2:16.83, 8. Erin Matyus, Maryland, 2:16.93, 9. Christina Nelson, Maryland, 2:17.66.
- 100-Meter Hurdles Prelim - 1. Katelyn Guerriere, James Madison, 14.62...9. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 15.48.
- 400-Meter Hurdles - 1. Rhea Godsey, Bowie State, 1:03.43...4. Kristina Keegan, Maryland, 1:04.28.
- Pole Vault - 1. Nicole Kazuba, William and Mary, 11-5.75, 2. Katelyn Fitzgerald, Maryland, 10-11.75.
- Long Jump - 1. Verniece Johnson, VCU, 19-2.75...9. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 17-3.25.
- Shot Put - 1. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 48-8.75...3. Ashley Williams, Maryland, 41-8.75.
- Discus Throw - 1. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 144-11, 2. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 132-11...11. Zakiya Shivers, Maryland, 90-6.
- Hammer Throw - 1. Zakiya Shivers, Maryland, 173-0, 2. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 169-10...6. Katelyn Poss, Maryland, 125-0.
- Javelin Throw - 1. Bonnie Meekins, William and Mary, 122-6...3. Christina Smith, Maryland, 103-7.

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First Place and Maryland Finishers)
- 400-Meter Dash - 1. Dwight Mullings, Essex CC, 46.92...5. Jeremy Samuels, Maryland, 48.19, 6. Earl Gray, Maryland, 48.37.
- 800-Meter Run - 1. Michael Pachella, George Mason, 1:50.88...8. Kyle Rauser, Maryland, 1:55.34...10. Tommy Friscia, Maryland, 1:55.58.
- 1,500-Meter Run - 1. Matt Warco, William and Mary, 3:53.13...6. Josh Davis, Maryland, 3:56.83.
- High Jump - 1. Adam Shunk, Nike, 7-.25, 2. David Edwards-Brennan, Maryland, 6-4.25.
- Triple Jump - 1. Ryan McCoy, Unattached, 52-2...6. Victor Gilreath, Maryland, 42-7.



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