Terps competing at Florida Relays and Duke Invitational
LaFond, Cole lead teams to explosive season openers
Ray scores in two events for Terrapin men
Maryland women third at N.Y. Armory meet
Maryland opens indoor season on Saturday
2012 OUTDOOR TRACK - Finished 17th in 1500 at the UCF Invitational (4:10.16)...Ran the 3000 in 9:09.75 to finish 12th at the Maryland Invitational.
2012 INDOOR TRACK - Ran the 3000 in 8:27.25 at the ACC Championships...Finished 24th in event...Finished 11th in the 5000 at the Wesley Brown Invitational (14:53.29)...Time is 9th fastest in Terps history...Finished 24th in same event at the ACC Championships (15:00.60)... Part of the distance medley relay team that finished 3rd at the Terrapin Invitational (10:30.97).
2011 CROSS COUNTRY - Ran in four meets for the Terps... Best finish was 7th overall and 4th on the team as the Terps won the Blue & Gold Invitational at Delaware... Went 27:27.7 over 8K... Best 8K mark of the year was 26:37.4 to finish 10th on the team at Navy... Also ran 16:17.4 and ran in No. 9 spot for Terps at Mount 5K Duals.
2011 OUTDOOR TRACK - Season-best of 4:13.14 in the 1,500 came at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational, where he was 4th... Went 8:55.46 in the 3,000 at the Colonial Relays to place 13th... Best 5,000 mark of the year was 15:14.75 to finish 5th at the Maryland Invitational... Ran 15:25.80 at the ACC Outdoor meet to finish 30th.
2011 INDOOR TRACK - Lone indoor appearance came at Terrapin Invitational with 11th-place finish in the 3,000 with 9:19.67 clocking.
2010 CROSS COUNTRY - Competed in five of six events for Terps... Ran third on the team at the Navy Invitational, going 27:07.1 over 8K course to place 66th overall... Scored for Maryland at the ACC Championships, placing 86th overall and fifth on team at Boston College, going 26:16.8 over 8K... Also scored at Penn State National, with 27:33 clocking over 5.2-mile route... Sixth Terrapin across the line at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, placing 151st on Penn State 10K course at 34:21.
2010 INDOOR & OUTDOOR TRACK - Did not compete.
2009 CROSS COUNTRY - Ran in opening event of the season, finishing ninth among team at UMES Lid-Lifter... Went 27:55.9 over 8K course and finished 26th overall.
BEFORE MARYLAND - A.P. scholar and honor roll student at Eleanor Roosevelt HS in nearby Greenbelt... All-American at 5,000 meters with 4th-place finish at Nike Indoor Nationals... Nine-time P.G. County champion and six-time region champion in distance events... Finished third at state championships in 3,200... Pre-Maryland personal bests: 800 - 2:00.3; 1,600 - 4:25; 3,200 - 9:30; 5K - 15:12.
PERSONAL - Came to Maryland majoring in biochemistry with an idea toward a pre-med concentration... Youngest of three brothers... Parents are Robert and Karen Faherty... Volunteered at local hospital... Senatorial and Delegate scholarship winner... Grew up pretending to be a Washington Redskins player... Came to Maryland due to coaching staff and the outstanding academics... Chose Maryland over American and Villanova... Enjoys the outdoors.