Terps Gear Up For ACC Indoor Championships
Feb. 7, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland's track teams will travel to Blacksburg, Va., on Feb. 18 to compete at the ACC Championships on the campus of Virginia Tech University.
The teams will have this weekend off to prepare for the season's most important meet. Last year, the women completed a successful season with a fifth place ACC finish. The men's team placed ninth.
The meet will be followed by the ECAC's (women) and IC4A's (men), as well as the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
Rogers, Carr Lead Men To Fourth Place At Rhode Island Invite
Junior Cedrick Rogers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) won the long jump by more than two feet to lead Maryland to a fourth place finish. Rogers' mark of 23-3 was 27 inches better than his closest competitor.
In addition, senior John Carr (Washington, D.C) placed second in the 55 with a time of 6.51 and second in the 200 with a time of 22.96, senior Jason Joubert (Rockville, Md.) finished second in the 500 with a time of 1:05.74, freshman Zack Webb (Lansdale, Pa.) finished third in the 800 with a time of 1:58.49, freshman Derrick Hill (Clinton, Md.) placed fourth in the 400 with a time of 50.41, and freshman Chris Ade (Wexford, Pa.) finished fifth in the 1000 with a time of 2:34.21.
The men finished with a score of 72. Rhode Island won the meet with a score of 166, followed by Massachusetts (161), New Hampshire (130), Maryland (72), and Holy Cross (66).
John Carr and Dontae Bugg have provided the men's team with solid performances that have led the men's team this season. Carr began the season by dominating the competition at the Bucknell Invitational in December. He won both the 55 meters and the 200 meters, and he qualified for the IC4As in both events as well. At the Delaware Invitational in January, Carr won the 60 meter hurdles and the 200 meters, and he had strong showings at both the Pepsi Invitational and the National Open. Carr set his career-best in the 55 meters with a time of 6.33 at the Bucknell Invitational.
Bugg's performances have improved each week, as he gets closer to meeting the NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 7.90 seconds in the 60 meter hurdles. At the Pepsi Indoor Invitational, Bugg marked his career-best in the event, turning in a time of 7.92 seconds, only .02 seconds off the qualifying time. Last weekend he took second in the 60 hurdles, and at the Delaware Invitational he captured second-place in the 200 meters and in the 60 hurdles.