March 9, 2008
Boston - Toni Aluko posted a fifth-place finish in the high jump during the first day of competition at the ECAC/IC4A Championships to lead University of Maryland performances.
The senior from Burtonsville, Md. jumped for 5-07.00 in the event.
In the semi-finals of the 60-meter hurdles, Christina Smith ran an 8.70 to head into tomorrow's finals as the eighth seed. In the preliminaries of the event, she had a time of 8.74.
On the men's side, senior Dominic Berger led the way in the preliminaries of the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.31 and will be the top seed in tomorrow's finals. Teammate Adam Durham also qualified for tomorrow's finals with his tenth-place finish in the event. He had a time of 7.51.
For Maryland, both the men's and women's 4 x 400 relay teams qualified for tomorrow's finals in the event. The ACC Champion men's team of Jeremy Samuels, Kyle Rauser, Anthony Walker and Sean Lowe had a time of 3:12.08 to finish third. The women's foursome of Michelle Fedrick, Crystal Bardge, Tolulope Olugbemi and Kiani Profit had a time of 3:47.54 to finish seventh.
The Terrapins will conclude competition in the ECAC/IC4A Championships tomorrow. Log on to UMTerps.com for complete results.
Women's Individual Results (First-Place and Maryland Finishers)
60-Meter Hurdles (Preliminaries) - 1. Chelsea Carrier, West Virginia, 8.60... 9. Christina Smith, Maryland, 8.74.
60-Meter Hurdles (Semi-Finals) - 1. Mycaiah Clemons, Pittsburgh, 8.50... 8. Christina Smith, Maryland, 8.70.
Mile - 1. Lucy Van Dalen, Stonybrook, 4:52.80... 17. Erin Matyus, Maryland, 4:58.61.
High Jump - 1. Jillian Drouin, Syracuse, 5-11.50... 5. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 5-07.00.
4 x 400 Relay (Preliminaries) - 1. Seton Hall, 3:43.56... 7. Maryland (Fedrick, Bardge, Olugbemi, Profit), 3:47.54.
Men's Individual Results (First-Place and Maryland Finishers)
55-Meter Dash (Preliminaries) - 1. Victor Cheng, Yale, 6.31... 14. Earl Gray, Maryland, 6.51.
4 x 400 Relay - 1. Cornell, 3:10.19... 3. Maryland (Samuels, Rauser, Walker, Lowe), 3:12.08.