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Terps Post Top Finishes in Final Meet Before ACC Championships
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 04/17/2006

April 17, 2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Lynn Hernandez and Kierra Foster both finished in the top-three of the women's long jump, highlighting University of Maryland performances last weekend at the Onesty/Abramson Invitational track and field meet hosted by the University of Virginia.

Hernandez placed first with a season-best, NCAA Regional and ECAC qualifying mark of 21-00.75. Foster placed third with her season-best jump of 20-11.25, which was also an NCAA Regional and ECAC qualifying mark.

Hernandez later posted a mark of 23.87 in the women's 200, earning a berth at the NCAA Regional and earning second place on the Terrapins' all-time list.

In the women's 400-meter hurdles, Chanel Williams placed second with a time of 1:01.56 and Kristina Keegan placed third, running a 1:01.80.

Each mark qualified them for the ECAC Championships next month.

Allison Carney and Shari Gorga posted a 1-2 finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Carney posted a season-best time of 11:28.71, finishing just in front of Gorga, who came in at 11:35.70.

On the men's side, Beau Fay and Sal Delhierro both finished in the top-10 of the hammer. Fay, who placed fourth, posted a mark of 175-00 and Delhierro had a throw of 150-11. Delhierro also placed fourth in the shot put (51-06.50) and Fay placed 12th in the discus (145-01) and 18th in the shot put (45-01.75). James Rolle also placed in the shot put for the Terps finishing 13th with a mark of 47-08.00.

Bria Johnson won the shot put with a mark of 47-11.75, while Jillian Anwah (6th, 44-05.50), Aysha Gregory (16th, 39-09.75) and Christina Smith (20th, 36-08.50) also placed in the event.

Johnson and Gregory also placed in the discus, with Johnson posting a fourth place finish (145-04) and Gregory finishing 11th (131-05).

In the men's 1,500 meters, Josh Davis placed eighth, running a 3:53.21. In field events, Chris Haley placed eighth in the high jump with a mark of 6-04.75. Brian Grubel tied for seventh in the pole vault posting a 15-03.00.

The Terrapins return to action this Thursday at the ACC Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland Finishers)
100 Meters - 1. Maria Ferguson, U.S. Elite, 11.75... 17. Natasha Emmanuel, Maryland, 12.45; 38. Amanda Radziminski, Maryland, 13.08.

200 Meters - 1. Kellie Wells, Hampton, 23.53... 3. Lynn Hernandez, Maryland, 23.87; 11. Candace Holness, Maryland, 25.18; 52. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 26.92.

400 Meters - 1. Lauren McNary, Howard, 54.04... 28. Candace Holness, Maryland, 1:00.45.

800 Meters - 1. Meredith Brooks, Virginia Tech, 2:08.83... 34. Katherine Hannum, 2:24.48.

3,000 Meters - 1. Marie Elena Calle, Unattached, 9:40.62... 3. Meghan Braffet, Maryland, 9:47.09; 6. Laurel Jefferson, Maryland, 10:05.63; 9. Cori Koch, Maryland, 10:17.55.

100 Meter Hurdles - 1. Kellie Wells, Hampton, 13.35... 4. Kierra Foster, Maryland, 13.91; 11. Chanel Williams, Maryland, 14.38; 20. Christina Smith, Maryland, 14.83; 35. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 15.37.

400 Meter Hurdles - 1. Erin Crawford, Virginia, 59.22; 2. Chanel Williams, Maryland, 1:01.56; 3. Kristina Keegan, Maryland, 1:01.80... 17. Amanda Radziminski, Maryland, 1:06.68.

Steeplechase - 1. Allison Carney, Maryland, 11:28.71; 2. Shari Gorga, Maryland, 11:35.70.

4 x 400 Relay - 1. Virginia, 3:41.98... 12. Maryland, 3:58.57.

High Jump - 1. Rachel Marks, Virginia, 1.80m, 5. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 5-07.

Pole Vault - 1. Kira Sims, Unattached, 4.10m... 4. Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, 11-05.75.

Long Jump - 1. Lynn Hernandez, Maryland, 21-00.75... 3. Kierra Foster, Maryland, 20-11.25; 24. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 17-04.00.

Triple Jump - 1. Tomika Ferguson, Virginia, 42-00.50... 18. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 37-03.75.

Shot Put - 1. Bria Johnson, Maryland, 47-11.75... 6. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 44-05.50; 16. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 39-09.75; 20. Christina Smith, Maryland, 36-08.50.

Discus - 1. Billie-Jo Grant, Virginia, 165-11... 4. Bria Johnson, Maryland, 145-04; 11. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 131-05.

Hammer - 1. Beth Crocus, Richmond, 178-06... 5. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 157-07; 7. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 153-04.

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland Finishers)
200 Meters - 1. Terrance Burton, Hampton, 21.23... 23. Jayson Alexander, Maryland, 22.56; 56. Chris Haley, Maryland, 23.62.

1,500 Meters - 1. Mike DiDio, St. Joseph's, 3:48.08... 8. Josh Davis, Maryland, 3:53.21; 31. Zach Martinez, Maryland, 4:01.66; 37. Richie Booth, Maryland, 4:03.22; 65. Joseph Simpson, Maryland, 4:13.57.

110 Meter Hurdles - 1. Jacoby DuBose, Howard, 13.96... 18. Chris Haley, Maryland, 15.17; 33. Devin Regan, Maryland, 20.95.

High Jump - 1. Quentin Matthews, George Mason, 7-00.50... 8. Chris Haley, Maryland, 6-04.75.

Pole Vault - 1. Rory Quiller, Binghamton, 16-08.75... T7. Brian Grubel, Maryland, 15-03.00.

Long Jump - 1. Kevin Octave, Liberty Elite, 25-06.00... 40. Jayson Alexander, Maryland, 14-01.00.

Shot Put - 1. Aaron Mitchell, William and Mary, 52-05.50... T4. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 51-06.50; 13. James Rolle, Maryland, 47-08.00; 18. Beau Fay, Maryland, 45-01.75.

Discus - 1. Yemi Aveni, Virginia, 168-08... 12. Beau Fay, Maryland, 145-01.

Hammer - 1. Jon Hart, Unattached, 192-07... 4. Beau Fay, Maryland, 175-00; 10. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 150-11.

Javelin - 1. Bobby Smith, Monmouth, 226-01... 11. Devin Regan, Maryland, 155-08.



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