Terps Track Gears Up For Final Home Meet

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Jan. 22, 2003

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Terps indoor track and field team, coming off a two-week break in competition, will be back in action this weekend at the Maryland Invitational. The meet will serve as the team's last home meet of the season, the third out of three competitions hosted at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md.

The Basics

  • The 2003 Maryland Invitational will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md. There will be a morning meet and an afternoon meet.
  • Teams competing in the morning meet include American, Bowie State, Coppin State, Delaware, Frostburg State, Goucher, Gallaudet, Howard CC, Howard, Lynchburg, McDaniel and Montgomery. The afternoon competition will feature American, Clemson (men only), East Carolina, George Mason (women only), Howard, Miami (FL), Virginia, VMI, West Virginia and UMBC.
  • The morning meet will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. with the women's distance medley, and will conclude with the men's 4x400 meter relay around 12:15 p.m. The afternoon competition will start at 1:30 p.m. with the women's distance medley and will end at 6:30 p.m. with the men's 4x400 meter relay. All times are subject to change.
  • Complete results of the Maryland Invitational will be available following the meet on the Maryland athletics home page .

    Domination in Delaware

  • On Jan. 10, the Terps took on their first away meet of the season, the Delaware Invitational, held in Newark, Del. Both teams came away with wins at the competition, setting up a bright outlook for the rest of the season.
  • The women claimed nine individual victories, including two Delaware Field House records, and beat four other teams to take first in the team competition. Junior Teyarnte' Carter was the first of the two Terps to set new records for the Delaware Field House as she won the 60 meter dash with a 7.56. Senior Natalie Dye won the pole vault competition, setting a Delaware Field House record of 12-6. Dye broke the school record last week at the U.S. Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev., where she achieved a 12-7.5.
  • Junior Devenn Hamilton was victorious in the 200 meter dash, with a time of 26.13. Freshman cross country standout Allison Carney claimed two first-place finishes at the meet, with a 5:07.45 in the mile and a 3:00.12 in the 1,000-meter run. Also claiming individual victories were Kierra Foster in the 60 meter hurdles and long jump, Shenae Dawkins in the triple jump, and Labelle Hillgrove in the weight throw.
  • On the men's side, the Terps bested three other teams to take first at the meet and posted six individual wins. Headlining the sprints category was sophomore Rob Frelow, who won the 400 meter dash by running a 50.68. The distance events were strongpoints for the team, with sophomore Mike Fleg winning both the 1,000 meter run and the mile race. In the 3,000 meter run, it was junior Mike Prada who took first with a time of 8:52.86.
  • The jumps were led by senior Adrian Nelson, who won first-place finishes in the high jump and long jump. Sophomore Beau Fay headlined the throws events, setting a new personal best in the weight throw and winning third place overall.

    Quickly Qualifying

  • Several athletes have already qualified for the 2003 ECAC/IC4A Championships, which will be held in early March. ECAC qualifiers include Carter in the 60 meters, Dye in the pole vault, Foster in the 60 meter hurdles and long jump, Devenn Hamilton in the 400 meter dash, and Toni Jefferson in the 60 and 200 meter dashes. Also qualifying is the 4x400 relay team of Dionne Hamilton, Devenn Hamilton, Carter and Jefferson.
  • IC4A qualifiers include Frelow in the 400 meters and Harold Manning in the 60 and 200 meter dashes.