Terps Finish Strong at Big Ten Championships

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Day One Recap

GENEVA, Ohio -- Day two of the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships was capped off with a school record performance in the 4x400m relay.  The Terrapin squad will build on the momentum from this indoor season as the group transitions to the outdoor track season in March.

“We are right on the cusp of building something special with this group," said head coach Andrew Valmon. "This is just the beginning and we will continue to make our mark heading into the outdoor season.”

Dallyssa Huggins started the day off for the Terps with a clearance of 5’7” in the High Jump to place 9th.  Huggins just missed her last attempt at 5’9”.  

Claudia Ababio put together a strong series of throws in the Weight throw competition.  Ababio’s best mark was 18.58m that earned her a 13th place finish overall.

Emma O'Hara also competed in the Weight Throw finishing with a best mark of 17.55m.

Brittany Lang ran close to her season best in the 5000m run posting a finishing time of 17:12.42.  Lang competed in the 3k as well on Friday.

Kayla Richardson qualified for the finals in the Triple Jump competition landing a jump of 12.19m (40’0”) on her first attempt.  The senior finished 9th in the overall standings.

Tamir Jacobs set a new personal best in the Triple Jump to place 10th with a leap of 11.96m (39’3”).

A new school record was set in the last event of the day, with the 4x400m relay squad posting a 4th place finish in 3:35.89.   Xahria Santiago took the lead from the gun and passed the baton to Dai'lyn Merriweather.  Cheyenne Jones picked up the third leg with Jai'lyn Merriweather taking the anchor leg.  The freshmen quartet surpassed the previous school record, which was set at the 2017 Indoor Championships.

The team will open up on March 17th at home when they host the Maryland Invitational.