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Track Teams to Compete in 5-Way Meet at Army Saturday
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999

January 18, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Marylands mens and womens indoor track teams, fresh off impressive performances in scoring meets at University of Delaware last weekend, will participate in the Army Invitational at West Point, N.Y. on Saturday. Also slated to join the Terps in the competition will be host Army, Manhattan, Lehigh and Lafayette.

TERP WOMEN CLAIM TEAM TITLE AT DELAWARE INVITATIONAL
The Terrapins womens team captured 11 of 17 events and finished 2-3 in two others to post a lopsided victory in the Delaware Invitational Jan. 16. The Terps totaled 246 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Penn (167). Delaware (57) was third, Rider (44) fourth and LaSalle (41) fifth.

Maryland dominated the running events, winning the 60, 200, 400, 800, 1000 and 60 meter high hurdles in addition to capturing the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. The Terps also captured first place in three of five field events, winning the high jump, long jump and 20-lb. weight throw. Winners for the womens team included Stacey Minott (Greenburg, N.Y.) in the 60, Tesheya Hoist (Rocky Mount, N.C.) in the 200, Candyce DeLoatch (Pittsgrove, N.J.) in the 400, Dessalyn Jolley (Trenton, N.J.) in the 800, Rebecca Mack (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) in the 1000, Amber Stanley (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) in the 60 hurdles, Vanessa Jones (Olney, Md.) in the high jump, Melody Vaughn (Houston, Texas) in the long jump, and Heather Atkinson (Urbana, Ill.) in the weight throw.

FRESHMAN BUGG LEADS MENS TEAM TO RUNNER-UP SHOWING
True freshman Dontae Bugg (Newport News, Va.) was the standout performer on the mens side at the Delaware Invitational, as he captured three event titles and finished second in another. Bugg won the 200 (22.99), 60 hurdles (8.25) and the long jump (22-2 1/2) in addition to finishing second in the 60 meter dash (7.08). Other winners for the men were Richard Mahy (Gaithersburg, Md.) in the 400 (50.17) and Jason Joubert (Rockville, Md.) in the 500 (1:04.76). Jouberts time was good enough to meet the qualifying standard for the IC4A Indoor Championships in March. The Terps 4x400 relay team also finished first, clocking a time of 3:20.91. Maryland finished a close second in the meet to host Delaware; the Terps totaled 169 points to Delawares 176. LaSalle (101) was third and Rider (97) fourth.

11 WOMEN, ONE RELAY QUALIFIED FOR ECACS; 3 MEN, ONE RELAY QUALIFIED FOR IC4AS
Maryland has had 11 individual women, three individual men and both the mens and womens 4x400 relay teams achieve ECAC and IC4A qualifying marks, respectively, so far this season. For the women, those reaching ECAC qualifying standards include long jumper Melody Vaughn (19-3 1/4), triple jumper Nikki Webster (39-7), pole vaulter Jaime Dorshimer (10-0), 55-meter hurdlers Thema Napier (8.00) and Tiffany Hester (8.22), 55-meter sprinter Stacey Minott (6.9), 400-meter runner Candyce DeLoatch (56.71), high jumper Vanessa Jones (5-6 1/2), and weight throwers Cathy Porter (55-9) and Heather Atkinson (55-2). In addition, the Terps 4x400 meter relay team of Thema Napier, Melody Vaughn, Nikki Webster and Candyce DeLoatch qualified for the ECACs with a time of 3:53.00. Individual mens IC4A qualifiers include high hurdlers Dontae Bugg (7.3) and Asa Heath (7.4) and 500-meter runner Jason Joubert (1:04.76). The mens 4x400 meter relay team of Trevor Graves, Justin James, Richard Mahy and Jason Joubert also qualified, posting a time of 3:21.4. The ECAC Championships are slated for Feb. 27-28 in Boston. The IC4A Championships will take place March 6-7.

DORSHIMER NAMED ACC PERFORMER OF WEEK
Womens pole vaulter Jaime Dorshimer (Slatington, Pa.) was named the ACC Performer of the Week after winning the individual title at the Father Diamond Invitational in Fairfax, Va., Jan. 9.

EAMS HEAD TO FATHER DIAMOND INVITATIONAL
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Following a five-week break from competition, the University of Maryland mens and womens indoor track and field teams return to action this Saturday when they participate in the Father Diamond Memorial Invitational at George Mason University. Twelfth-year head coach Bill Goodman anticipates taking a contingent of 25-30 women and approximately 20-25 men to this weekends invitational at Fairfax, Va. The meet is scheduled to begin at noon at the Recreation Sports Complex on the campus of George Mason University. The Terps opened their season the weekend of Dec. 4-5 when they participated in the Navy and Bucknell invitationals, but have not competed since because of final exams and the holiday break.

TERPS AMONG 17 TEAMS ENTERED IN MEET
As of Jan. 4, University of Maryland is one of 17 teams scheduled to participate in Saturdays Father Diamond Memorial Invitational. The Terps will be joined by a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference teams - Virginia and Duke - as well as host George Mason, Penn State, Syracuse, Georgetown, Villanova, William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth, Florida International, North Carolina A&T, Norfolk State, Coppin State and LaSalle.

MARYLANDS ECAC, IC4A QUALIFIERS
Maryland had five women and two men achieve individual-event ECAC and IC4A qualifying marks, respectively, on the opening weekend of the indoor track season last month. For the women, those reaching ECAC qualifying standards included long jumper Melody Vaughn (19-3 1/4), triple jumper Nikki Webster (39-7), pole vaulter Jaime Dorshimer (10-0), 55-meter hurdler Thema Napier (8.00) and 55-meter sprinter Stacy Minott



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