May 12, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - As University of Maryland track and field sent several qualifiers to the ECAC and IC4A Championships in Princeton, N.J. this weekend, senior Zakiya Shivers and junior Aysha Gregory led the Terrapins, earning NCAA Regional berths Saturday. Maryland also had several competitors at the Georgia Tech Invitational this weekend.
At ECACs, Shivers and Gregory each had NCAA Regional-qualifying marks in the women's hammer throw. Shivers finished third with a season-best throw of 179-3 and Gregory followed in fourth with a season-best throw of 178-6. Shivers went on to finish fifth in the women's discus throw (153-2).
Meanwhile at the Georgia Tech Invitational, junior Dominic Berger and senior Adam Durham ran NCAA Regional-qualifying times in the prelim for the men's 110-meter hurdles on Friday. Berger finished 13th in the prelim with a time of 13.94 and Durham placed 17th with a season-best time of 14:15.
Also at Georgia Tech, freshman Christina Nelson had a season-best time in the women's 1500-meter run (4:44.19). Nelson finished eighth in the second prelim heat for the 1500-meter run and 20th overall in the event.
Competition at ECACs and IC4As will continue through Sunday, May 13 while events at the Georgia Tech Invitational will wrap up Saturday, May 12.
GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First Place and Maryland Finishers)
110-Meter Hurdles Prelim - 1. Dexter, Faulk, Unattached, 13.37...13. Dominic Berger, Maryland, 13.94...17. Adam Durham, Maryland, 14.15.
GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First Place and Maryland Finishers)
1500-Meter Run Prelim (Heat 2) - 1. Merreccia James, Maryland-Eastern Shore, 4:32.64...8. Christina Nelson, Maryland, 4:44.19.
1500-Meter Run Final - 1. Molly Huddle, Notre Dame, 4:17.84...20. Christina Nelson, Maryland, 4:44.19.
ECAC WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First Place and Maryland Finishers)
Discus Throw - 1. Erica Davis, Yale, 171-6...5. Zakiya Shivers, Maryland, 153-2.
Hammer Throw - 1. Ashley Harbin, Lafayette, 195-2...3. Zakiya Shivers, Maryland, 179-3, 4. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 178-6.
Shot Put - 1. Northover, Z., Northeastern, 55-.75...4. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 46-08.25...19. Zakiya Shivers, Maryland, 41-11.5.