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Terps Men, Women place first at Leopard Invitational
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 10/13/2007

Oct. 13, 2007

Easton, Pa. - The University of Maryland men and women both placed first in the team standings at the Leopard Invitational at Lafayette College today.

Senior Meghan Braffet finished first among the women with a time of 20:39.0. She was followed by teammate Erin Matyus, who finished in 21:40.0 and placed 11th and Kristin Reed who finished 13th in 21:45.0. Angeli Sivaraman (21:51.0), Kylynn McKinley (21:52.0) and Lindsay Ritchings (21:56.0) placed 21st, 22nd and 23rd, respectively to round out the top-five for Maryland.

The women finished with 68 total points, ahead of Bucknell (75) and Kutztown (77).

On the men's side, sophomores Greg Kelsey and Ben Diestel placed sixth and seventh to lead the first-place finishing men. Kelsey finished the 8k race in 25:40.3, while Diestel had a time of 25:43.9.

Joe Simpson (16th, 26:37.4) and Kevin Gahr (18th, 26:38.7) also finished in the top-20 for the Terrapins, who finished with 63 team points. American placed second, tallying 90 points and Connecticut finished third with 93.

The Terps return to action on Oct. 27 at the ACC Championships in Charlotesville, Va. Log on to UMTerps.com for complete coverage of the Championships.

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. University of Maryland 68, 2. Bucknell 75, 3.Kutztown 77, 4. American 88, 5. Holy Cross 117, 6. St. Joseph's 123, 7. Lafayette 215, 8. Navy 246, 9. East Stroudsberg 261, 10. Seton Hall 261, 11. Lehigh 266.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top three and Maryland finishers)
1. Meghan Braffet, Maryland, 20:39.00; 2. Joanna Horstmann, Kutztown, 20:52.0; 3. Cathleen Ford, American, 20:58.0... 11. Erin Matyus, Maryland, 21:40.0; 13. Kristin Reed, Maryland, 21:45.0; 21. Angeli Sivaraman, Maryland, 21:51.0; 22. Kylynn McKinley, Maryland, 21:52.0; 23. Lindsay Ritchings, Maryland, 21:56.0; 39. Christina Nelson, Maryland, 22:25.0.

MEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. Universrity of Maryland 63, 2. American 90, 3. Connecticut 93, 4. Saint Joseph's 108, 5. Bucknell 111, 6. Rutgers 133, 7. East Stroudsberg, 8. Kutztown 225, 9. Holy Cross 244, 10. Seton Hall 259, 11. Lafayette 280, 12. LaSalle 287.

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
1. Sean Quigley, Unattached, 24:27.2; 2. Joe Dare, Unattached, 25:21.5; 3. Will Sanders, Connecticut, 25:24.2... 6. Greg Kelsey, Maryland, 25:40.3; 7. Ben Diestel, Maryland, 25:43.9; 16. Joe Simpson, Maryland, 26:37.4; 18. Kevin Gahr, Maryland, 26:38.7; 26. Drew Abernathy, Maryland, 26:56.2; 34. Mike Cator, Maryland, 27:06.3; 57. Josh Davis, Maryland, 27:34.7.



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