May 10, 2001
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's and women's track teams will split up this weekend, sending athletes to George Mason and Florida State for meets that will both be held this Saturday.
The meet at George Mason will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the hammer throw competition and will conclude at around 5 p.m. with the 4x400 relays. Competition at Florida State will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 11 p.m. with the men's 5,000.
The meet will provide athletes who have not yet qualified for ECAC, IC4A, or NCAA competition to do so. Twelve members of the women's team have qualified for the ECAC Championships in individual events, as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Three individuals on the men's team and the 4x100 relay team have qualified for IC4A Championships.
After this weekend's meet, the Terps will compete at the Eastern Colleges of America Conference (ECAC) Championships and Intercollegiate Association of Amateur American Athletes (IC4A) Championships, which will both be held in Princeton, N.J. After that will be the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.
2001 NCAA Qualifiers
Name Event Lynn Harris Long Jump Vanessa Jones High Jump Thema Napier 400 Hurdles 4x400 Relay*
2001 ECAC Qualifiers
Name Event Tia Burley 200, 400 Punnie Chittchang Long Jump Natalie Dye Pole Vault Lynn Harris Long Jump Devenn Hamilton 400 Heather Houston Long Jump Toni Jefferson 100, 200 Vanessa Jones 5-10 ľ Ruth Kura Discus, Hammer Thema Napier 100 Hurdles, 400 Hurdles Tracy Ojeniyi Shot Put, Heptathlon Amber Stanley Heptathlon 4x100 Relay** 4x400 Relay*
2001 IC4A Qualifiers
Name Event Phillip Barrett 110 Hurdles Dontae Bugg 110 Hurdles Cedrick Rogers Long Jump 4x100 Relay***
* -- Members: Toni Jefferson, Devenn Hamilton, Thema Napier, Tia Burley ** -- Members: Rashida Twiggs, Lynn Harris, Tia Burley, Toni Jefferson *** -- Members: Dontae Bugg, Harold Manning, Dave Benaderet, Cedrick Rogers