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Terps Second at Night at the Armory
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 01/26/2013
Senior Moriah Young and sophomore Thea LaFond each won two individual events at the annual Night at the Armory meet in New York on Friday and led the Terps to a second place finish.

Young continues to dominate this season as she won both the weight throw and shot put events again. Her scores of 61-10.50 and 49-09.00 respectively are both season bests and registered as a ECAC qualifiers.

LaFond took first in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.69. Her mark is seventh fastest in Maryland history. She also won the high jump with a mark of 5-08.50. Both times were good enough for an ECAC qualifier.

Junior Amina Smith placed second in the high jump (5-08.50). This mark is an ECAC automatic qualifier.

Freshman Chioma Onyekwere continued her early success by placing second in the shot put (48-08.00). Her mark is an ECAC qualifier and ranks fifth all time at Maryland.

Both relay teams had another solid meet. The 4x800 team of Maryam Fikri, Myah Hicks, Taylor Bumpas and Julie Sinkovitz took first (9:10.07). This time is third fastest at Maryland and an ECAC qualifier. The 4x400 team of Ashley Brannock, Shade Pratt, Ayanna Fields, and Christy Goldman placed fourth (4:00.32).

Sinkovitz also finished second in the 500 meter (1:14.07), while Shade Pratt (1:15.72) took third in the event. Both times are ECAC qualifiers and are the third and eighth fastest times at Maryland, respectively.

Myah Hicks took third in the 800 meter (2:12.08), which is another ECAC qualifier.

In the 400 meter run, several Terps had high finishes: Arielle Statham (third - 57.13), Ayanna Fields (fourth - 57.97) and Ashley Brannock (eighth - 58.34).

Bumpas finished second in the 1000 meter (2:59.13), while Christy Goldmann took seventh (3:02.80).

Maryam Fikri ran the mile in 5:00.21 to finish seventh.

The team will travel to Chapel Hill next Friday to compete in the UNC Invite.



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