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.
Each mark qualified them for the ECAC Championships next month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Triple Jump - 1. Tomika Ferguson, Virginia, 42-00.50... 18. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 37-03.75.
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.
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.
Discus - 1. Yemi Aveni, Virginia, 168-08... 12. Beau Fay, Maryland, 145-01.
Javelin - 1. Bobby Smith, Monmouth, 226-01... 11. Devin Regan, Maryland, 155-08.