Williams Leads Terps at Wilson Invitational

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March 4, 2007

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Chanel Williams posted the best time of the season by a Terrapin in the women's 400 meters and the men's 4x400 relay team just missed an NCAA provisional-qualifying mark in performances by University of Maryland student-athletes at the Alex Wilson Invitational indoor track and field meet hosted by Notre Dame.

The Wilson Invitational is a national meet giving athletes a last chance to qualify for next weekend's NCAA Indoor National Championships to be held at Arkansas.

Williams finished 14th overall in the women's 400 at 57.41 seconds, cutting a full second off her previous season-best. She also placed fifth in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles at 8.80.

Anthony Walker, Jeremy Samuels, Kyle Rauser and Sean Lowe combined to run 3:11.17 to finish fifth in the men's 4x400 relay, also posting the best time of the season for the Terps.

Dominic Berger was third and Adam Durham had a season-best (8.10) to place eighth in the men's 60-meter hurdles, while Jason Allen was fifth in the men's long jump at 22-4.25.

Berger, a returning All-American in the hurdles for Maryland, currently has the lone NCAA-qualifying mark of the season for the Terps. Some Maryland athletes are competing this weekend at the ECAC and IC4A Indoor Championships in Boston and could still qualify for nationals.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (First-place and Maryland finishers)
400 Meters - 1. Tanisha Wisdom, UMES, 53.61... 14. Chanel Williams, Maryland, 57.41.
60 Hurdles - 1. Courtney Johnson, Indiana, 8.41... 5. Chanel Williams, Maryland, 8.80.

400 Meters - 1. Aaron Buzard, Minnesota, 46.43... 11. Sean Lowe, Maryland, 47.75.
60 Hurdles - 1. Jeff Porter, Michigan, 7.70... 3. Dominic Berger, Maryland, 7.77; 8. Adam Durham, Maryland, 8.10.
4x400 Relay - 1. Northern Iowa, 3:07.12... 5. Maryland (Anthony Walker, Jeremy Samuels, Kyle Rauser, Sean Lowe), 3:11.17.
Long Jump - 1. Andre Black, Louisville, 24-4.50... 5. Jason Allen, Maryland, 22-4.25.