Aluko Finishes Fifth at ECAC Championships

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 shot put, Jillian Anwah had a mark of 44-11.50 to finish sixth. She was followed by teammate Ashley Williams who placed ninth with a mark of 44-03.25.

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 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.

Shot Put - 1. Marsha Locke, Sacred Heart, 50-08.00... 6. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 44-11.50; 9. Ashley Williams, Maryland, 44-03.25.

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.

1,000 Meters - 1. Sam Bair, Pittsburgh, 2:24.22... 11. Zach Martinez, Maryland, 2:28.06; 18. Tommy Friscia, Maryland, 2:31.26.

55-Meter Hurdles (Preliminaries) - 1. Dominic Berger, Maryland, 7.31... 10. Adam Durham, Maryland, 7.51.

4 x 400 Relay - 1. Cornell, 3:10.19... 3. Maryland (Samuels, Rauser, Walker, Lowe), 3:12.08.