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Shivers Hits NCAA Mark to Win JMU Discus
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 05/09/2005

May 9, 2005

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Junior Zakiya Shivers finished a strong weekend on area discus rings with a convincing victory and an NCAA regional-qualifying mark Sunday at the James Madison Invitational track and field meet.

Shivers won the women's discus Sunday with a throw of 155 feet, 4 inches, earning her NCAA berth by two inches. She also won the discus on Saturday at the George Mason Patriot Open, and her season-best in the discus ballooned from 140-7 to 155-4 in those two meets. She also won the hammer at the Patriot Open on Saturday.

Danielle Siebert also won for Maryland on Sunday, going 4:29.71 to win the women's 1,500. Her mark was a season-best, but was less than two seconds under an NCAA regional-qualifying time.

Cori Koch won the women's 3,000 for Maryland at 10:16.88, while Bria Johnson had second-place finishes in the shot put and discus.

A limited group of Terrapin women finished with 70 team points, behind only host James Madison with 110. Maryland sent four men to track events at the JMU Invitational and finished in eighth place with 20 points. The host Dukes also won the men's team title with 79 points.

For the Maryland men, Adam Ambrus placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while Mike Fleg paced the Terp entries in the men's 1,500 with a fourth-place finish.

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. James Madison 110; 2. Maryland 70; 3. VMI 44; 4. William & Mary 35; T5. Lynchburg College 20; T5. Roanoke College 20 (13 scoring teams)

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland finishers)
1,500 Meters - 1. Danielle Siebert, Maryland, 4:29.71; 2. Jacqueline Concaugh, Pacers-Brooks, 4:56.81.
3,000 Meters - 1. Cori Koch, Maryland, 10:16.88; 2. Laurel Jefferson, Maryland, 10:24.79... 5. Meghan Braffet, Maryland, 10:29.34; 6. Katie Purcell, Maryland, 10:03.03.
Shot Put - 1. Mildred Cooper, VMI, 45-3.50; 2. Bria Johnson, Maryland, 44-9.50... 4. Zakiya Shivers, Maryland, 43-10.75; 5. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 38-11.50.
Discus - 1. Zakiya Shivers, Maryland, 155-4; 2. Bria Johnson, Maryland, 135-8... 9. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 103-4.

MEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. James Madison 79; 2. W.Va. Wesleyan 68; 3. Eastern Mennonite 63; 4. VMI 55; 5. Concord 42... 8. Maryland 20 (15 scoring teams)

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
1,500 Meters - 1. Alex Tatu, Virginia, 3:46.15... 4. Mike Fleg, Maryland, 3:53.19; 5. Florent Groberg, Maryland, 3:53.72; 6. Peter Hess, Maryland, 3:59.11; 9. Matt Sanders, Maryland, 4:02.88.
3,000 Steeplechase - 1. Jake Rod, Mary Washington, 9:52.74; 2. Adam Ambrus, Maryland, 10:15.34.



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