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Smith, Rogus Compete in ACC Pentathlon
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 02/22/2007

Feb. 22, 2007

CLEMSON, S.C. - Christina Smith and Katie Rogus each scored career-bests in the pentathlon competition Thursday which opened the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, being hosted by Clemson at the Rock Norman Track.

Smith, a Terrapin junior, placed 12th in the competition with a total of 3,493 points. Her combined total over the five events moved her into second all-time at Maryland. Rogus was 14th, with the sophomore's total of 3,297 topping her total from a year ago by 43 points.

Smith's best score of the day came in the first event, when she earned 869 points for a 9.20 clocking in the 60-meter hurdles. In terms of placing, Smith's best event was the shot put, where her mark of 44 feet, 0 inches earned her second in the field and 755 points.

Rogus had 844 points in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.32. She was fifth in the final event of the day, the 800-meter run, finishing in 2:26.45 to earn 738 points.

Liane Weber of Clemson won the pentathlon competition with 4,089 points. She tied for the win in the high jump (5-7.25) and was second in the long jump and 800. Gunild Kreb of Virginia Tech was second at 3,996 points.

The ACC Indoor Championships continue through Saturday afternoon.

THURSDAY'S INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
PENTATHLON - 1. Liane Weber, Clemson, 4089 points... 12. Christina Smith, Maryland, 3,493; 14. Katie Rogus, Maryland, 3,297.

  • 60 Hurdles - 1. Bianca DeBartolo, Virginia, 8.65 (984 points)... 11. Smith, 9.20 (869); 14. Rogus 9.32 (844).
  • High Jump - T1. Debbie Estime, Miami; LaShonda Carter, North Carolina; Weber, 5-7.25 (867)... T13. Smith, 5-2.50 (724); 18. Rogus, 4-9.75 (588).
  • Shot Put - 1. Gunild Kreb, Virginia Tech, 45-3.50 (781); 2. Smith, 44-0 (755)... 17. Rogus, 31-10.25 (510).
  • Long Jump - 1. Amy Seward, Miami, 20-0.25 (880)... 11. Rogus, 17-1.25 (617); 16. Smith, 15-11.75 (524).
  • 800 Meters - 1. Kasey Hill, Boston College, 2:17.42 (859)... 5. Rogus, 2:26.45 (738); 12. Smith, 2:35.88 (621).


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