March 22, 2003
RICHMOND, Va. - The University of Maryland men's and women's track teams finished the final day of competition at the Ram Invitational Saturday at the Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Va. The Terrapins had five victories in their first outdoor meet of the 2003 season.
Senior Devenn Hamilton earned a victory in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.73. Other winners for the women included Cori Koch in the 10,000 meter run (37:21.83), Amanda Radziminski in the 400-meter hurdles (1:03.77) and Punnie Chittchang in the Long Jump (5.78m).
On the men's side, junior Harold Manning was victorious in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.58.
Other top finishes for the women were second places taken by Hamilton in the 200 meter dash (25.72), Tiffany Johnson in the long jump (18-9.25) and Allison Carney in the 800 meter dash (2:18.57) and 1500 meter run (4:40.71). Coming in behind Carney in the 1500 were Danielle Siebert in third (4:41.98) and Kim Smith in fourth (4:44.80). For the throwers, Bria Johnson took third in the discus (125-4), sixth in the shot put (39-4) and ninth in the javelin (104-4). Finishing fifth in the shot put was Zakiya Shivers, with a toss of 39-6.5.
The Terp women's relay teams also competed well, taking third in the 4x400 with a time of 4:03.78 and second in the 4x800, finishing in 9:25.14.
On the men's side, Doug Allen took second in the 5000 meter run, finishing in 15:01.05. Pat McHenry also took a top-10 finish in that event, finishing sixth (15:43.36). Scoring multiple top finishes was Florent Groberg, who took seventh in the 800 meter run (1:57.49) and 10th in the 1500 meter run (3:59.32). Thrower Beau Fay placed sixth in the shot put with a toss of 44-6. Rounding out the top individual finishes were Adrian Nelson, who came in third in the high jump (6-2.75) and Terp hurdlers Chris Ader and Brandon Weirich, who came in fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 400 meter hurdles.
The teams are also competiting in the Alabama Relays, which conclude tomorrow in Tuscaloosa, Ala.