Feb. 7, 2005
NEW YORK - NEW YORK -- Peter Hess of Maryland just missed a win when he got out-kicked at the end of the men's 3,000-meter run on Saturday at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational indoor track and field meet held at the New York Armory.
Hess placed third in 8:20.84, just over a half-second behind Jonathan Lewis of Texas A&M and Ryan Hayden of Villanova. Hess' time was the best of the season thus far by a Terrapin. Florent Groberg hit a qualifying mark for the IC4A Championship with his seventh-place finish in 8:24.84.
Renee Clarke posted a season-best of 56.38 seconds in the 400 meters, while Danielle Siebert placed second in the women's collegiate mile at 4:51.43. Toni Aluko, who had won the collegiate flight of the high jump with a leap of 5-10 on Friday, followed up with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at 38-0.25.
Rob Frelow reached the finals of the 400 meters with a season-best 47.61. He improved his placing one spot in the final, going 47.66 to earn sixth. Sean Lowe made the most of his first 400-meter effort of the season, going 48.59 in qualifying to get a spot at the IC4A Meet.
Maryland's throwers participated in the Carolina Classic held in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday. Bria Johnson posted a fourth-place finish in the women's shot put at 45-1.50, while Beau Fay was fourth in the men's weight throw with a mark of 56-5.25.
Maryland competes next weekend at the Virginia Tech Challenge in Blacksburg, Va.
NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL
Women's Events (First-place and Maryland finishers)
High Jump - 1. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 5-10; 2. Monica Bozenski, South Carolina, 5-7... T13. Meghan Walsh, Maryland, 5-3; 18. Jasmine Artis, Maryland, 5-3.
400 Meters - 1. Natasha Hastings, South Carolina, 53.06... 24. Renee Clarke, Maryland, 56.38.
60-Meter Hurdles - 1. Kasia Williams, Arkansas, 8.27... Christina Smith, Maryland, 9.27 (5th in qualifying heat).
800 Meters - 1. Laura Mottaz, Stanford, 2:12.33... 19. Kelly Wallace, Maryland, 2:17.45.
Triple Jump - 1. Brittany Grovey, Brown, 39-11.25... T5. Toni Aluko, Maryland, 38-0.25.
Mile Run - 1. Tracey Brauksiek, Penn State, 4:51.10; 2. Danielle Siebert, Maryland, 4:51.43.
3,000 Meters - 1. Jonathan Lewis, Texas A&M, 8:20.23... 3. Peter Hess, Maryland, 8:20.84; 7. Florent Groberg, Maryland, 8:24.84; 13. Adam Ambrus, Maryland, 8:32.45; 14. Matt Sanders, Maryland, 8:33.29.
Mile - 1. Stephen Hallinan, American, 4:09.91... 12. Mike Fleg, Maryland, 4:15.87.
60 Meters - 1. Rubin Williams, Tennessee, 6.73... 6. Gerrick McPhearson, Maryland, 6.85 (6.81 in prelims); Josh Wilson, Maryland, 7.04 (2nd in qualifying heat).
800 Meters - 1. Zachery Glavash, Illinois, 1:50.00... 36. Paul Dorsey, Maryland, 1:56.48.
200 Meter Prelims - 1. Xavier Carter, LSU, 21.16... 28. Robert Duru, Maryland, 22.38.
Men's Weight Throw - 1. Spyridon Jullien, Virginia Tech, 71-0.50... 4. Beau Fay, Maryland, 56-5.25.