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