Feb. 17, 2005
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Senior Beau Fay finished third in the men's 35-pound weight throw to highlight University of Maryland performances Thursday at 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference indoor track and field championships being hosted by North Carolina.
Fay had a best throw of 59 feet, 10.50 inches, his best mark of the season by more than two feet. He went 57-9.50 earlier this season at the Virginia Tech Invitational. Fay's best throw Thursday came on his fifth attempt and solidified his third-place finish.
Spyridon Jullien of Virginia Tech won the weight throw at 75-9.50, setting stadium and conference-meet marks with the victory. Nick Owens of North Carolina in second at 65-4.
Fay earned six team points for his finish, putting Maryland in third place after the first of the 17 events to be contested over the three-day meet. Virginia Tech led with 12 points, with the Tar Heels in second with eight points.
On the women's side, Maryland junior Zakiya Shivers placed eighth in the women's 20-pound weight throw. Shivers went 58-2 on her first attempt, which ended up as her best of the competition. Shivers improved her season-best by more than four feet, as she had a 54-0 mark two weeks ago at the Carolina Classic. Laura Gerraughty of North Carolina set an ACC indoor record with her winning mark of 70-3.75.
Shivers' eighth-place finish earned one team point for the Terrapins and put Maryland in 10th place in the team standings after two of 17 events.
In the women's pentathlon, Maryland's Jasmine Artis and Meghan Walsh finished 13th and 16th, respectively. Artis won the pentathlon high jump competition, clearing a season-best 5-5.75 to earn 818 points in her best of the five events. Walsh went 5-4.50 in the high jump to score 783 points in posting her best point-total of the pentathlon. Artis also was sixth at 800 meters in 2:33.24.
Amber Williams of Miami won the first event of the day, running 8.52 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles to post 1,013 points, and went on to win the pentathlon with 4,028 points.
The ACC Indoor Championships continue Friday and Saturday. Full results and more information are available at www.theacc.com.
WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES (Through 2 of 17 finals) - 1. Miami 26; 2. Virginia Tech 16; 3. North Carolina 10; 4. Florida State 9; T5. Clemson 4; T5. Georgia Tech 4; T7. Wake Forest 3; T7. NC State 3; 9. Virginia 2; 10. Maryland 1.
WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place finishers and Maryland performances)
20-Pound Weight Throw Final - 1. Laura Gerraughty, North Carolina, 70-3.75... 8. Zakiya Shivers, Maryland, 58-2; 13. Jillian Anwah, Maryland, 51-11.75; 19. Aysha Gregory, Maryland, 41-7.25.
Pentathlon - 1. Amber Williams, Miami, 4,028 points... T13. Jasmine Artis, Maryland, 3,008; 16. Meghan Walsh, Maryland, 2,630.
Pentathlon 60-Meter Hurdles - 1. Williams, 8.52 (1,013 points)... 15. Artis, 10.81 (568); 16. Walsh, 10.82 (566).
Pentathlon High Jump - T1. Jasmine Artis, Maryland; Laila Thomas, NC State; Deanna Lane, Florida State; Amber Williams, Miami; Rachel Marks, Virginia, 5-5.75 (818)... T6. Walsh, 5-4.50 (783).
Pentathlon Shot Put - 1. Saskia Triesscheijn, Virginia Tech, 41-8.75 (709)... 9. Artis, 31-6 (503); 10. Walsh, 31-1.75 (496).
Pentathlon Long Jump - 1. Amy Seward, Miami, 20-7.25 (937)... T13. Artis, 15-3.25 (466); 15. Walsh, 13-9 (352).
Pentathlon 800 Meters - 1. Gunild Kreb, Virginia Tech, 2:25.51 (750)... 6. Artis, 2:33.24 (653); 15. Walsh, 2:52.97 (433).
MEN'S TEAM SCORES (Through 1 of 17 finals) - 1. Virginia Tech 12; 2. North Carolina 8; 3. Maryland 6; T4. Florida State 5; T4. Clemson 5; 6. NC State 3.
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
35-Pound Weight Throw Final - 1. Spyridon Jullien, Virginia Tech, 75-9.50... 3. Beau Fay, Maryland, 59-10.50.