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Track & Field Opens Season at Washington & Lee Invitational
03/19/2007

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Frostburg track & field teams opened the outdoor season this past weekend at Washington & Lee’s 16th Annual Track & Field Invitational.

The men finished fifth with 75 points while West Chester captured the title with 124. The FSU women, who competed with just four runners, were sixth with just three points while Mary Washington captured the title with 136 points.

Sophomores Steve Flanagan (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) and Michael Siemann (Frostburg, Md./Bishop Walsh) each recorded wins to lead the men’s team.

Flanagan won the 400-meters hurdles in a personal best time of 59.13 while Siemann captured victory in the long jump with a distance of 5.90 meters (19 ft. 4.24 in.).

Flanagan was also second in the triple jump at 11.83 meters (38 ft. 9.75 in.) while Siemann was seventh in the javelin (40.32 meters/132 ft. 3 in.) and eighth in the 400-meter dash (53.02).

Junior Nicholas Schiefelbein (Kensington, Md./Albert Einstein) was second in the 800-meter run (1.59.65) and sophomore Brian Leiter (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) was second in the 1,500-meter run (4:09.07) and fifth in the 800-meter run (2:01.31).

Sophomore Tade Turton (Pittsville, Md./Riverside) turned in a pair of third-place finishes for Frostburg State. He captured third in both the 100-meter dash (11.39) and the 200-meter dash (23.32).

Junior David Cheeks (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) recorded fourth in the 100-meter dash (11.42), fourth in the 200-meter dash (23.32) and sixth in the long jump with a personal best distance of 5.49 meters (18 ft. 0.25 in.).

Senior Andrew Parker (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) was sixth in the 5,000-meter run (16:34.28), while freshman Cory Smith (Piedmont, W.Va./Keyser) was sixth in the 1,500-meter run with a personal best time of 4:21.21 and 11th in the 800-meter run (2:07.72).

As a unit, Leiter, Siemann, Flanagan and Cheeks finished fourth in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:34.38.

On the women’s side, sophomore Jennifer Patton (Barton, Md./Westmar) was fifth in the 5,000-meter run (19:29.31) and sixth in the 1,500-meter run (5:20.47).

Freshman Christina Aumand (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Huntingtown) was eighth and set a personal best time in the 5,000-meter run with a mark of 20:29.90.

FSU returns to the track on March 31st at the Maryland Invitational in College Park, 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