Women's Track Team Dominates Delaware Invitational

Jan. 15, 2000

NEWARK, Del.-The University of Maryland's women's track team dominated the Delaware Invitational as the team took first place in 11 of 18 events, and won the meet with a team score of 237 points. The Terps' win marks the second consecutive week the women's team has won first place. The men's track team took third place behind strong performances from senior John Carr (Washington, D.C.) and sophomore Dontae Bugg (Newport News, Va.).

In women's action, senior Stacey Minott (Greenburg, N.Y.) took first in the 60 meters with a time of 7.61 seconds. The Terps turned in a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 meters, with freshman Tia Burley (Baltimore, Md.) taking first with a time of 25.47 seconds, senior Candyce DeLoatch's (Pittsgrove, N.J.) time of 25.65 seconds earned her second place and freshman Heather Houston (Fort Washington, Md.) took third with a time of 25.84 seconds. Burley's time of 56.61 seconds earned her a first-place finish in the 400 meters as well.

DeLoatch took first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:19.54, and sophomore Thema Napier (Columbia, Md.) won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.98 seconds. Sophomore Meghan White (Cockeysville, Md.) captured first-place in two events, she won the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:04.20 and her time of 5:13.36 in the one-mile earned her first place as well.

Sophomore Ruth Kura (Potomac, Md.) won the weight throw with a toss of 50-7 ˝. The team's freshmen continued to make an impact. In addition to Burley, three freshmen placed first in their events. Freshman Natalie Dye (Myersville, Md.) won the pole vault with a jump of 11-3 ľ, marking her career high in the event. Lynn Harris (Newark, Del.) won the long jump with a leap of 19-5 Ľ, and Punnie Chittchang (Mount Airy, Md.) won the triple jump with a jump of 37-6 ˝.

In men's action, Carr won the 60 meters with a time of 6.99 seconds and the 200 meters with a time of 22.22 seconds. Bugg's time of 23.04 seconds earned him a second-place finish in the 200. He also took second in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.30 seconds. Senior Jason Joubert (Rockville, Md.) won the 400 with a time of 50.66 seconds, and freshman Derrick Hill's (Clinton, Md.) time of 50.69 seconds earned him a second-place finish in the event. The 4x400 relay team took first with a time of 3:24.54. Sophomore Andrew Long (Columbia, Md.) captured second in the shot put with a toss of 46-4, and sophomore James Gondak (Doylestown, Pa.) took second in the weight throw with a toss of 48-0 ľ.

The Terps travel to Blacksburg, Va. next weekend to compete in the Virginia Tech Invitational on Jan. 21.

Men's Team Results			Women's Team Results
Delaware		211.00	    Maryland			237.00
Rider University	165.50	    Naval Academy		136.00
Maryland		136.50	    University of Pennsylvania	 87.00
LaSalle University	 26.00	    Delaware			 48.00
George Mason		  6.00	    Rider University		 40.00