April 2, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A severe thunderstorm and heavy rain forced the cancellation of the Terrapin Invitational track and field meet after the completion of just five events on Saturday.
The event, which had drawn 40 teams from around the northeast, will not be made up.
Around 11:30 a.m., warnings of lightning in the area forced the suspension of action. After an hour of heavy rain, the facility was too wet to continue the meet in a safe fashion.
A 'B' section of the men's and women's 5,000 meters was added to the early part of the schedule, due to a high number of entrants in that event. Those sections were completed prior to the rain, with Ashley Vann of Howard winning the women's 5K in 18:36.12. Results of the men's 5K were not immediately available.
Shane Young of Georgetown won the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase at 9:24.44, while Anne Martin of Yale out-kicked Carrie Strickland of Princeton to win the women's steeplechase in 10:57.80.
Morgan State won the women's 4x100 relay in 47.24, the final event contested before the rain delay.
Full results of the events that were completed will be available on www.umterps.com later on Saturday afternoon.
The University of Maryland track and field team next competes at the Duke Invitational on April 8 and 9 before heading to Florida State on April 21-23 for the Atlantic Coast Conference outdoor championships.