Dec. 7, 2002
LANDOVER, Md. - The Terps began their 2002 indoor season on a very positive note this Saturday with several high finishes posted at the Maryland Invitational. The meet, held at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, marked the second season in a row the team began their season at home.
In the 60 meter dash finals, the Terps grabbed first and second place. Redshirt juniorToni Jefferson won the event with a time of 7.56. Coming in right behind her was teammate Teyarnte Carter, who took second with a 7.62. Carter also headlined the 200 meter dash finals by finishing in second with a time of 25.35.
In the mile run finals, freshman Danielle Siebert finished with a 5:29.66 to place seventh. In the second set of mile run finals, freshmen Ashley Tremblay and Becca Funk took second and third, respectively.
Junior Devenn Hamilton, an NCAA Qualifier last season, continued her winning ways by taking first place in the 400 meter run finals with a time of 56.64. In the 5,000 meter run, freshman Amie Shomette lead the Terps by finishing in fourth place with a 19:08.25. Close behind her was sophomore Bridget Baker, in sixth with a 19:26.32.
Outstanding finishes were laid out by Kierra Foster, winning two events in her very first collegiate meet. She took the 60 meter hurdles final with a 8.77 and also the long jump final with a 5.85 meter effort. Other jumpers placing well were Kendall Bolte in fifth in the high jump, Punnie Chittchang in fourth in the long jump, and Tiffany Johnson in fourth in the triple jump.
In the throws area, junior Labelle Hillgrove flexed her muscles as the team's leader in the shot put, taking third in the finals with a throw of 12.81 meters. Aranda Brown placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 15.36 meters, followed by Hillgrove in fourth.
Perhaps the most outstanding results were posted in the relay events, where the Terp women won both the 4X400 meter relay and the distance medley. A time of 3:52.14 was good enough to win the 4X400 event, and the distance team won by posting a 12:38.07.
The Terps will have the winter break to train and prepare for their next meet, when they will return to the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex for the Jan. 4, 2003 Terrapin Invitational.