Lowe, Durham Earn All-ACC Status at ACC Championships

April 19, 2008

Atlanta, Ga. - Sean Lowe and Adam Durham both earned All-ACC status during the final day of competition at the ACC Outdoor Championships today.

Lowe placed second in the 400 meters with a career-best time of 46.57, finishing ahead of teammate Anthony Walker who placed eighth in the event, running a 48.62. Lowe's mark now ranks him second on the Maryland all time list and qualifies him for the NCAA Regional and IC4A Championships.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Durham finished second with a career-best time of 14.00, which now gives him the sixth and seventh best times in Maryland history. Teammate Dominic Berger placed fourth in the event, coming in at 14.27.

Durham also placed eighth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.69. In the 800 meters, Tommy Friscia finished in an IC4A-qualifying time of 1:51.85 to place sixth. Earl Gray also posted a sixth-place finish in the 100 meters with a time of 10.75.

On the women's side, Kelly Pry finished in seventh place in the 800 meters with an ECAC-qualifying time of 2:10.10. The mark was also a career-best time for the sophomore.

The Maryland men's 4 x 400 relay, of Jeremy Samuels, Anthony Walker, Kyle Rauser and Sean Lowe, finished second with a time of 3:08.39, which is their season-best time. The group has already qualified for the NCAA Regional and IC4A Championships in the event. The 4 x 100 relay foursome of Earl Gray, Jeremy Samuels, Dominic Berger and Adam Durham, finished fourth with a time of 40.45, another season-best time, which qualifies the group for the NCAA Regional and IC4A Championships.

The women's 4 x 100 relay team of Chanel Williams, Michelle Fedrick, Crystal Bardge and Heidi Paul finished seventh in the event with a time of 45.91, besting their season-best time. The 4 x 400 group of Fedrick, Bardge, Tolulope Olugbemi and Kiani Profit finished sixth in the event, running a season-best and ECAC-qualifying time of 3:43.19.

Overall, the men finished eighth with 54 total points throughout the three days. They finished behind Florida State (141), Clemson (124), and N.C. State (96.5), which placed first, second and third respectively. The Terrapin women ended the weekend in ninth place, securing 28 total points. They finished behind first place Virginia Tech (172), second place Miami (127) and third place North Carolina (115).