Terps Open Competition at Big Ten Championships

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Maryland track and field teams opened competition Friday at the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Penn State.  

Peyton Wade and Dallyssa Huggins both put themselves in solid position in the women's heptathlon after their performances through four events Friday. The duo will complete action in the heptathlon tomorrow with the long jump, javelin and 800 meter run.  

Wade sits in fourth (3224 points) after day one after three top-six finishes, including a career-best 24.69 in the 200 meter dash to take second in the field. She started her day with a sixth place finish in the 100 meter hurdles (14.30), then tied for second in the high jump with a leap of 1.70 meters. Wade threw a season-best 9.83 meters in the shot put to score 518.

Huggins sits in sixth (3145) through day one propelled by a pair of second place finishes in the high jump and shot put. The Markham, Ontario native had her best jump of the outdoor season clearing 1.70 meters to take second, then set a season-best in the outdoor shot put, throwing 12.91 meters to claim second in the field.

Lisa Meneau advanced to the finals of the women's 400 meter hurdles, clocking in at 58.21 for the fifth-fastest qualifying time. She will race in the finals set for Sunday afternoon. Alexandra Lucki qualified for the women's 1500 meter finals Sunday, finishing in 4:30.48 to take third in her heat.

Patrick Hanley ran the sixth fastest time ever for a Terrapin in the men's 10,000 meter run, finishing in 30:00.12 to take 11th in the field. 

Emma O'Hara advanced to the finals of the hammer throw, finishing ninth with a toss of 57.69 meters.

Kathryn Gearhart (35:52.37) and Sydney Almeida (36:36.11) competed in Friday evening's 10,000 meter run, finishing 22nd and 23rd respectively. Chandler Baxter ran 25.12 in the 200 meter dash.   

Paul Joseph came in at 54.80 in the men's 400 hurdles, while Eric Thomas (22.69) and Brandon Thompson (22.76) ran in the 200 meter dash.

The Terps will return to Nittany Lion Track tomorrow morning when competition resumes.