May 15, 2005
PRINCETON, N.J. - Senior Kierra Foster shone in three events on Saturday to set the tone for the Terrapin track teams at the ECAC/IC4A Championships in Princeton, N.J. The Maryland women were in sixth place on Saturday evening after eight events were completed. Several Terps on the men's and women's teams continue to participate as the ECAC/IC4A Championships conclude on Sunday.
Foster qualified for Sunday's final heat in the 100 meter hurdles by posting a NCAA-qualifying 13.94 in the preliminary round. She also qualified for NCAAs in the long jump with a 20-09.00 and led the women's 4 x 100 meter relay team to a third-place finish in the prelims.
Foster's feats were only outdone by junior teammate Lynn Hernandez, who eclipsed her own school record from a month ago in the long jump, posting a NCAA-qualifiying 21-02.75. Hernandez, along with Foster, junior Renee Clarke and freshman Natasha Emmanuel, recorded the 46.25 in the 4 x 100 relay and will compete in the finals on Sunday.
Clarke also qualified for the finals in the women's 400 meter dash, finishing in 55.01 -- her second-best time of the season.
Emmanuel, meanwhile, competed in the 200 meter dash and finished in 25.11. Junior distance runner Danielle Siebert participated in the 1500 meter run and came in with a 4:33.12, while junior Amanda Radziminski finished the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.92, narrowly missing the semifinals.
In field events, junior Zakiya Shivers posted a 144-07 in the discus and a 161-04 in the hammer.
Check umterps.com for the final ECAC/IC4A Championships results on Sunday evening.