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Track & Field Had Solid Performances at Penn State Relays
01/16/2006

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Despite having only partial squads, the Frostburg State track and field teams turned in solid performances at the Penn State Relays on Saturday against mainly Division I competition.

Sophomore David Cheeks (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) had the best individual performance for the men’s team with a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter dash for a personal-best time of 7.03. He later teamed with seniors Brian Bonn (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) and Ron Lipscomb (Lonaconing, Md./Northern Garrett) and junior Andy Watson (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) to finish 13th in the 4x400-meter relay (3:30.47).

Sophomore Curt Ruble (Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg South) was the only other FSU men’s individual entry. He ran a personal-best, 9:09.92, placing 24th in the 3,000-meter run.

Bonn, Lipscomb, Watson and junior Andrew Parker (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) teamed up for the 4x1-mile relay capturing fifth (18:42.63).

Freshman Sumer Rohrs (Frostburg, Md./Forest (Fl.)) was the lone women’s partcipant. She finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.16 and captured ninth in the 60-meter dash (8.16).

“Right now she is ranked second at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Meet in the 55-meter hurdles along with her teammate Adrienne Raiford in the 55-meter dash, said Head Coach Felix Moreno. “I am looking for both to qualify in the 400-meter dash at the University of Maryland this weekend.”

“Overall, this meet was an excellent start for us considering our last competition was a month prior to this past weekend,” added Moreno. “I am looking forward to the University of Maryland to see how our team matches up.”

Frostburg State returns to action January 21st when it travels to the University of Maryland Indoor Invitational in Landover, Md.

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