GETTYSBURG, Pa. -
Sophomores Brian Leiter (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key)
and Tade Turton (Pittsville, Md./Riverside)
and junior Jessica Clingan (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport)
had stellar performances to lead Frostburg State at the Mason-Dixon Invitational at Gettysburg College, Saturday.
Out of the eight teams that participated on both the men’s and women’s sides, the FSU men finished in fourth place while the Bobcat women were fifth.
Leiter won both the 800-meter (1:56.31) and 1,500-meter runs (4:01.28) while setting a personal record and qualifying for the ECAC Championships in the 1,500.
Turton set personal bests and qualified for the ECAC’s in both the 100-meter dash (11.03) and the 200-meter dash (22.44). He finished in second and third place in those events, respectively.
Junior David Cheeks (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) was third in the 400-meter dash in a personal best 50.97 and was eighth in the 100-meter dash in 11.76.
The trio of seniors Andy Watson (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) and Andrew Parker (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) and freshman Marc Abe (Frostburg, Md./Beall) captured the first three places in the 10,000-meter run and 24 points for men’s squad. Watson was first (33:58.14), Parker was second (34:46.56) and Abe was third (36:41.19).
Junior Chris Mead (Woodbine, Md./Century) was sixth in 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:48.51, classmate Rory Larson (Myersville, Md./Middletown) took home seventh in the 5,000-meter run (17:20.06) and freshman Dustin Eagle (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) was eighth in the 5,000-meter run in a personal best 17:21.16.
Freshman Michael O’Brien (Baltimore, Md./Arundel) was sixth and set a personal record in the triple jump (12.36 meters/40 ft. 6.75 in.) and sophomore Steve Flanagan (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) recorded ninth in the triple jump (11.78 meters/38 ft. 7.75 in.). Flanagan also was sixth in the 400-meter hurdles (59.49).
Freshman Aaron Scanlon (Baltimore, Md./Dundalk) set personal marks in three events; the javelin, shot put and discus. He was seventh (46.96 meters/154 ft. 1 in.) in the javelin, 26th in the shot put (9.73 meters/31 ft. 11.25 in.) and 27th in the discus (27.81 meters/91 ft. 3 in.).
Freshman Garrett Daley ran personal bests in the 100-meter dash preliminaries (11.76) and the 200-meter dash finals (23.63). He finished in 10th place in the latter event.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Leiter, Turton, Daley and freshman Tarik Muhammad (Pittsville, Md./Riverside) took third in 3:30.69.
Clingan continues to have an excellent spring. In five events, she recorded two victories, three personal bests, two ECAC Championship qualifying times and she lowered her NCAA Championship provisional time.
Clingan won both the 100-meter (12.47) and 200-meter (26.07) dashes and both were personal best times and ECAC marks. In the 100-meter hurdles, she set her third personal best and lowered her NCAA provisional time to 14.90. She also took second in the 400-meter hurdles (67.93) and 13th in the javelin (23.61 meters/77 ft. 5 in.).
Freshman Jessica Dabulskis finished fifth in the long jump (4.84 meters/15 ft. 10.5 in.) and eighth in the 200-meter dash (28.57).
Junior Jennifer Patton (Barton, Md./Westmar) was sixth in the 5,000-meter run (20:30.70) and freshman Christina Aumand (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Huntingtown) was sixth in the 10,000-meter run in a personal best 44:57.82.
Freshman Gwen Massey (Thorofare, N.J./West Deptford) set personal bests and finished seventh in both the 800-meter (2:31.86) and 1,500-meter (5:16.95) runs.
"Our team was very competitive today and demonstrated outstanding camaraderie, sportsmanship, and team spirit," said head coach Randy Lowe. "The performances in this invitational helped to prepare us for the upcoming championship meets."
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303