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Clingan Leads Track and Field Teams at Ursinus Indoor Classic
12/15/2006

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — Junior Jessica Clingan (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) took home three victories to lead the Frostburg State track and field squads at the Ursinus Indoor Classic meet this past Saturday.

Clingan won the 55-meter dash and qualified for both the NCAA and ECAC Championship meets with a time of 7.26. She currently holds the fourth fastest time in the country in the 55-meter dash. In the next event, the 200-meter dash, she captured victory and also qualified for the ECAC meet with a 26.22.

Clingan’s third title came in the 55-meter hurdles. She was second in the preliminaries with a 8.51 but won the event with a final time of 8.36. She currently holds the nations fastest time in that event.

Sophomore Sumer Rohrs (Frostburg, Md./Forest) also had a solid outing. She qualified for the ECACs after taking fourth in the 55-meter dash in 7.45. She also managed third in the 55-meter hurdles (8.44) and fourth in the 200-meter dash (26.90).

A pair of freshman have made an immediate impact on the Bobcats this season; Lauren Kuhn (Philadelphia, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) and Melissa Ray (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett).

Kuhn was seventh in the 800-meter run in 2:38.40 and 30th in the 200-meter dash in 31:05 while Ray captured sixth in the pole vault with a height of 2.59 meters.

The 4x200-meter relay team of Clingan, Rohrs, and freshmen Jennifer Greenhill (Ocean City, Md./Cargo) and Jessica Dabulskis recorded fifth in an ECAC qualifying time of 1:50.36.

Junior Nicholas Schiefelbein (Kensington, Md./Albert Einstein) took home the only FSU victory on the men’s side, winning the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59. 24.

Junior David Cheeks (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) was second in the 55-meter dash but qualified for the ECAC Championship meet in 6.61. Cheeks also captured third in the 200-meter dash (23.23).

Sophomore Tade Turton (Pittsville, Md./Riverside) recorded seventh in the 200-meter dash in 23.56 and sophomore Michael Siemann (Frostburg, Md./Bishop Walsh) took home ninth in the 400-meter dash in a personal best 54.28.

In the field events, freshman Michael O’Brien (Baltimore, Md./Arundel) won the high jump for his first-ever collegiate victory with a height of 1.87 meters.

Frostburg State returns to action on January 12-13 at the Penn State University Relays.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu