Melville Wins High Jump at ACC Indoor

Feb. 22, 2013


BLACKSBURG, Va. - Amber Melville captured the high jump title Friday as Maryland heads into the final day of the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships in second place.

Melville cleared 5-10 to win the high jump for the first time since Monica Kuhn captured the event its first season of existence in the ACC in 1987. The sophomore was joined in the top five by teammates Thea LaFond and Amina Smith, who both leaped 5-8 to tie for fourth place.

Paired with LaFond's win in the pentathlon Thursday, the Terps have captured two events at the indoor championships for the first time since 2002.

Senior Moriah Young was Maryland's other podium-bound athlete Friday, taking second place in the weight throw. She tossed a career-best 63-04.75 in her final indoor conference championships. The mark bettered her previous mark of 61-10.50, set earlier this season at the Night at the Armory, and is the second highest in Terrapin history.

Julie Sinkovitz qualified for Saturday's 800m finals with a time of 2:09.62. The mark was Friday's preliminaries' third best mark. It is the second best time in Maryland program history. Teammate Maryam Fikri finished 11th in 2:12.03, the eighth-best time on the Terrapin all-time list.

The team of Fikri, Emily VandeWater and Myah Hicks finished sixth with a season-best time of 11:44.74 in the distance medley relay - the fourth-best time in Maryland annals.

Arielle Statham registered a top-15 showing in the 400m (56.23).

Duke is leading Maryland by one point in the overall team standings heading into Saturday's finale.