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Maryland Track to Compete at ACC Championships
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 04/19/2006

April 19, 2006

College Park, Md. - The Maryland Terrapins track and field team will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. to compete in the ACC Championships on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Terrapins, who had two individual ACC Champions at the indoor conference meet in February, are looking to improve upon last year's ninth-place men's finish and 11th-place women's.

The Terrapin men, who hold the ACC record for most championships with 26, are led by indoor All-American Dominic Berger, whose 110-meter hurdles time of 13.67 is the fastest in the ACC this season.

Other Terps who are hoping to place in the top-three in order to garner All-ACC accolades are Sean Lowe and Josh Davis.

Lowe posted a season-best time of 47.75 in the 400 meters at the Duke Invitational, which was the fourth best in the ACC this season.

Davis' season-best time of 9:26.76 in the steeplechase ranked him sixth among ACC athletes. The freshman is about 10 seconds off the IC4A qualifying standard in the event.

On the women's side, the Terps are looking to seniors and indoor All-Americans Kierra Foster and Lynn Hernandez to lead the way. Maryland has 14 athletes ranking among the top-10 in the ACC in their events heading into the Championships, including Hernandez and Foster who rank 2-3 in the long jump with NCAA Regional marks of 21-00.75 and 20-11.25 respectively.

In the high jump, Toni Aluko's season-best mark of 5-08.75 is the third best among ACC athletes this season and Renee Clarke is ranked fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 55.24.

The meet will begin at noon on Thursday with the Heptathlon and Decathlon and will conclude with the Awards Presentation on Saturday evening. For live stats and updates throughout the weekend, log on to UMTerps.com.



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