Feb. 25, 2006
Blacksburg, Va. - The second day of the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships concluded with the Maryland women in second place after senior Kierra Foster won the Terrapin's first-ever school championship, with a career-best long jump of 21-08.00. The mark made her an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Led by Foster and Lynn Hernandez, who placed third in the long jump (20-10.00) the Terps earned 40.5 points, finishing just behind host team Virginia Tech, who finished with 44 points. Maryland is followed in the standings by Florida State (29 points), Miami (27 points) and North Carolina (21).
The Terp women also had several other Top-10 finishers on the day. In the 5,000 meters, Meghan Braffet placed second with a time of 16:36.59. Teammate Katie Purcell finished seventh in the event, running a 17:10.27.
In the weight throw, Jillian Anwah and Zakiya Shivers had a 4-5 finish for the Terrapins. Anwah threw for a mark of 59-06.25, while Shivers posted a mark of 59-01.50. In the pole vault, Zhana Barer's mark of 12-02.00 placed her seventh. In the preliminaries of the mile, Danielle Siebert ran a 4:56.71 to finish ninth and qualify for the event finals.
On the men's side, the Terps enter the Championships' last day in 11th place. Dominic Berger highlighted yesterday's performances by qualifying for today's finals in the 200 meters and 60-meter hurdles. His time of 21.75 in the preliminaries of the 200 meters placed him seventh and his time of 7.80 in the hurdles was the meet's fastest time.
Sean Lowe also qualified for the finals in 400 meters, placing seventh with a time of 48.14.
The final day of competition will resume today at Rector Field House in Blacksburg, Va. Live Stats will be available at UMTerps.com.