Track Teams Split Up, Head To George Mason, Florida State

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