Team earns seven individual wins
Amber Melville leads Terps to strong meet
Maryland led by Thea LaFond and Maryam Fikri
LaFond and Young lead Maryland in New York
Melville, LaFond, and Young lead Maryland at Terrapin Invitational
2013 INDOOR TRACK - Season best time in the 60 meters in the preliminary round at Terrapin Invitational...Finished 4th...Season best time in the 400 meters to place 7th at VT Elite (57.41)... Member of the 4x400 relay team that placed 4th at the Nitanny Lion Challenge (3:58.54).
2012 OUTDOOR TRACK - Best 100 mark of season came in 12.38 to finish 2nd at the Kehoe Twilight...Recorded season best in the 400 with 56.92 to finish 15th at ACC Championships...Member 4X100 relay that finished 8th at ACC Championships (47.41) and 5th at the Maryland Invitational (48.36)...Member of the 4X400 relay that finished 3rd at the Kehoe Twilight (4:02.85).
2012 INDOOR TRACK - Season best mark in the 400 came at the Virginia Tech Elite (57.81)...Finished 6th in the event...Ran the 500 at the Millrose Invitational in 1:17.57...Finished 6th in the event...Finished 8th in the 600 at the Terrapin Invitational (1:39.71)...Member of the 4X400 relay team that finished 5th at Saturday Night at the Armory II (3:52.35) and 3rd at the Millrose Invitational (3:49.44).
BEFORE MARYLAND - School record-holder at 400 and 800 meters at The Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova, Pa... All-State indoors in 2008 and 2009 at 400m... Won Delaware County Championships indoors in 2009 and in 2008... Delaware County champion at 800 meters in 2009... Outdoors was first team All-Delaware County in 100 and 400... Comes to Maryland with personal bests of 7.34-55m; 7.84-60m; 11.80-100m; 24.89-200m; 55.94-400m; 2:12.56-800m; 17-2 LJ... Member of the Force Fields Track Club.
PERSONAL - Born in Philadelphia... Has two younger sisters, Amani and Anaya... Parents are Clinton and Michele Fields... Father was on the All-Army track team from 1993 to 1995... Volunteered with Women of Hope, the Saint Cyrrian Capers and on a Martin Luther King service day... Says her favorite pregame meal is french toast with lots of butter... Lists her father as her non-sports hero... Enjoys playing Scrabble... Thinks Stacy Dash should play her in a movie of her life... Craziest ambition would be to play in a rock band... Chose Maryland over Houston, Pittsburgh, UCF, Connecticut, Temple and Villanova.