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Hernandez Breaks School Record in Long Jump
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 04/17/2005

April 17, 2005

BALTIMORE - Junior Lynn Hernandez broke the University of Maryland school record by winning the women's long jump at 21 feet, 0 inches on Saturday at the Morgan State Legacy Track Meet.

Hernandez broke the old mark of 20-8, set two years ago by Kierra Foster. It was the fourth-best mark in the nation thus far during this outdoor season. With her jump, Hernandez hit a qualifying standard for both the NCAA Regional meet, to be held in May, as well as the ECAC Championships. Hernandez shattered her previous season-best by 13 inches.

Foster placed third in the women's long jump competition by clearing 20-0.50. Her mark also qualified the Terrapin junior for the NCAA Regionals and the ECAC. Former Terp and current track office intern Heather Houston placed second at 20-7.25.

Also winning for Maryland on Saturday was Zakiya Shivers, who captured the women's shot put at 44-3.50. Teammate Bria Johnson was second at 44-2.50, while Jillian Anwah was fourth (43-1.50) and Aysha Gregory was sixth (39-3) for the Terps.

Freshman Toni Aluko got a season-best in the women's long jump, clearing 5-6 to place third.

For the Maryland men, three Terrapins earned season-bests by finishing strong in the 1,500. Mike Fleg took six seconds off his previous-best to finish second at 3:53.79, just ahead of teammate Peter Hess, who finished in 3:57.38. Matt Sanders also got a season-best for fourth at 3:57.43, while Florent Groberg was fifth at 3:58.30.

Maryland competes next weekend in the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships, to be held at Florida State.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland results)

100 Meters - 1. Diana Lawson, New Jersey City Coll., 11.97... 8. Renee Clarke, Maryland, 12.81.
200 Meters - 1. Tresha Henry, Essex County, 24.51... 6. Candace Holness, Maryland, 25.26.
1,500 Meters - 1. Andrea Rovegno, Loyola, 4:37.39... 3. Laurel Jefferson, Maryland, 4:51.80; 4. Shari Gorga, 4:58.13; 5. Allison Carney, Maryland, 5:00.93; 6. Katie Purcell, Maryland, 5:02.05; 8. Cori Koch, Maryland, 5:04.09.
5,000 Meters - 1. Jaclyn Truncellito, Loyola, 18:10.56; 2. Melissa Trusty, Maryland, 19:27.68; 3. Reisel Berger, Maryland, 20:14.85; 4. Bridget Baker, Maryland, 20:21.94.
100 Hurdles - 1. Joyce Thomas, Coppin State, 14.11... 5. Christina Smith, Maryland, 14.81.
High Jump - 1. Michelle Williamson, Essex County, 5-10... 3. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 5-6.
Long Jump - 1. Lynn Hernandez, Maryland, 21-0; 2. Heather Houston, Unatt., 20-7.25; 3. Kierra Foster, Maryland, 20-0.50... 19. Christina Smith, Maryland, 15-10.50.
Shot Put - 1. Zakiya Shivers, Maryland, 44-3.50; 2. Bria Johnson, Maryland, 44-2.50... 4. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 43-1.50; 6. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 39-3.

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

1,500 Meters - 1. Lopez Lomong, Norfolk Elite TC, 3:52.61; 2. Michael Fleg, Maryland, 3:53.79; 3. Peter Hess, Maryland, 3:57.38; 4. Matt Sanders, Maryland, 3:57.43; 5. Florent Groberg, Maryland, 3:58.30... 14. Dan Ryan, Maryland, 4:12.02; 16. Nathaniel Zola, Maryland, 4:14.49; 18. Patrick Bailey, Maryland, 4:14.71; 24. Eric Marenburg, Maryland, 4:24.41.
Shot Put - 1. John Cargo, Morgan State, 51-2.25... 9. James Rolle, Maryland, 37-1.75.



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