Jan. 25, 1998Complete Results
Track And Field Fares Well Against Stiff Competition
BLACKSBURG, VA - The Terps traveled to Blacksburg, VA for the Virginia Tech Invitational Track Meet, where they faced five different programs ranked in Trackwire magazines Top 25. Maryland also finds itself ranked this year. The USTCA preseason poll ranked the men 36 and the women 21. Prior to this weekends competition at Virginia Tech, both teams catapulted into the Top 20. The men rose to 14, while the women climbed all the way into the Top Five at number three.
Junior Asa Heath (Richmond, VA) was the standout for the men's team at this past weekends meet. Heath set a new career best time for himself in the 60 meter high hurdles, finishing the semi-finals in 8.11 seconds. He then went on to break that record in the finals, making his new career best 8.02 seconds, which also qualifies him for IC4A competition. Heath missed provisionally qualifying for national competition by only twelve-hundredths of a second.
On the women's side, sophomore Cathy Porter was the one to watch. She had a season best 52 foot, 10.75 inch throw in the 20-pound weight competition, qualifying for ECACs. Senior Heather Atkinson also qualified for ECAC competition in the 20-pound weight throw, along with junior Stacy Minott (60 meter dash) and junior Nikki Webster (long jump).
Next up for both Maryland teams is a trip to Boston, Mass. on January 31 to compete in the Terrier Classic.