March 23, 2003
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Maryland men's and women's track teams completed three days of competition at the Alabama Relays this weekend in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The squads wasted no time in breaking new school records in their first meet of the outdoor season.
Terp freshman Kierra Foster was the team's top individual finisher, earning first place in the long jump with a distance of 20-8. This remarkable jump set a new school record and qualified her for the NCAA Regional competition. She also finished fifth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.13.
Fresh off an outstanding indoor season, senior pole vaulter Natalie Dye broke her own outdoor record with a jump of 12-6 that gave her fourth overall. Other top performers for the women included fourth-place finishes set by senior Aranda Brown in the hammer with a toss of 154-9, and junior Heather Houston in the long jump with a distance of 19-2.75.
On the men's side, Rob Frelow finished sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.26.
The track teams will be back in action on April 5 when they host the Maryland Invitational.