March 1, 2008
Chapel Hill, N.C. - For the first time since 1979, the University of Maryland claimed the ACC Championship in the 4 x 400 meter relay. The Terps posted the third-best time in Maryland history and claimed ten points for their team.
The foursome of sophomore Jeremy Samuels, juniors Kyle Rauser and Anthony Walker and senior Sean Lowe recorded a time of 3:15.00 in the event. Lowe also posted a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters with a time of 48.72, which puts him in possession of the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth best times in the event in Maryland history. He also earned five points for the Terps in the event.
Another member of the 4 x 400 team to secure points for the Terps was Rauser, who placed fifth in the 800 meters. The junior had a time of 1:53.63, which is a season-best and IC4A-qualifying time. It is also the third-best mark for Maryland all-time.
In the 60-meter hurdles, senior Dominic Berger earned All-ACC status by placing second with a time of 7.83. The time matches his season-best and is also the second-best in Maryland history. Berger also holds the fastest time in the 60 hurdles all-time, with a mark of 7.67. Teammate Adam Durham also placed in the event, coming in eighth place with a time of 8.14.
Jumpers David Edwards-Brennan and Victor Gilreath also secured points for the Terps. In the high jump, Edwards-Brennan jumped 6-8.25 to place sixth and earn three points. Gilreath recorded a sixth-place finish in the triple jump, with a mark of 48-0, also earning three points.
In the 3,000 meters, Greg Kelsey placed eighth with a time of 8:22.91 to add one point for the Terps. Sal Delhierro also posted an eighth-place finish in the shot put and earned one point, with his mark of 53-0.25. For the women, the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Michelle Fedrick, Crystal Bardge, Tolulope Olugbemi and Kiani Profit finished sixth with a time of 3:46.89, securing three points for Maryland.
In the triple jump, Toni Aluko finished eighth with a mark of 37-9.5 to earn one points for the Terps.
Overall, the Maryland men placed seventh as a team with 41 total points, while the women finished 12th with 16.
The Terps return to action next week at the ECAC/IC4A Championships in Boston.
Women's Individual Results (First-Place and Maryland Finishers)
3,000 Meters - 1. Tasmin Fanning, Virginia Tech, 9:23.50... 14. Meghan Braffet, Maryland, 9:51.70; 28. Lindsay Ritchings, Maryland, 10:19.02.
4 x 400 Relay - 1. Virginia Tech, 3:41.27... 6. Maryland (Fedrick, Bardge, Olegbemi, Profit), 3:46.89.
Triple Jump - 1. Kimberly Williams, 44-0.75... 8. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 37-09.50.
Women - Team Results
1.Virginia Tech, 138; 2. North Carolina, 88.50; 2. Florida State, 88.50... 12. Maryland, 16.
Men's Individual Results (First-Place and Maryland Finishers)
400 Meters - 1. Charles Clark, Florida State, 47.77... 4. Sean Lowe, Maryland, 48.72.
800 Meters - 1. Tim Harris, Miami, 1:50.05... 5. Kyle Rauser, Maryland, 1:53.63.
3,000 Meters - 1. Luke Gunn, Florida State, 8:13.32... 8. Greg Kelsey, Maryland, 8:22.91.
4 x 400 Relay - 1. Maryland (Samuels, Rauser, Walker, Lowe), 3:15.00.
High Jump - 1. Donte Nall, North Carolina, 6-10.25... 6. David Edwards-Brennan, Maryland, 6-08.25.
Triple Jump - 1. Alphonso Jordan, Georgia Tech, 52-04.50... 6. Victor Gilreath, Maryland, 48-00.00.
Shot Put - 1. Steve Marcelle, Georgia Tech, 60-05.00... 8. Sal Delhierro, Maryland, 53-00.25.
Men - Team Results
1.Florida State, 135.50; 2. Georgia Tech, 85; 3. Clemson, 83... 7. Maryland, 41.