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Track & Field Teams Open Season at WVU Holiday Classic
12/06/2004

MORGANTOWN, WV – Both the Frostburg State men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their indoor seasons at the West Virginia University Holiday Classic Saturday. The Bobcats received solid performances against a field primarily composed of Division I programs.

On the women’s side, junior Chelsea Lewis (Hagerstown, Md./Pike) finished 12th in the 55-meter dash (7.72) and was also 15th in the 200-meter dash (27.56). Her marks were just shy of the ECAC qualifying times of 7.50 and 27.00, respectively.

Fellow junior Jenn Waskiewicz (Taneytown, Md./Union Bridge) placed sixth in the weight throw (41-2.5) and 11th in the shot put (30-9.25), while sophomore Sheila Kurtz (Thurmont, Md./Boonsboro) finished a strong 18th in the 400-meter dash (1:05.94).

Several freshmen enjoyed strong collegiate debuts.

Jess Clingan (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) finished a very solid ninth in the 400-meter dash (1:02.95), not far from the 60.74 ECAC qualifying mark, and she was also 11th in the 55-meter hurdles (9.43). Christine Woody (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) placed 10th in the 800-meter run (2:49.87), Joanna Urbanski (Mt. Savage, Md./Beall) finished 10th in the high jump (4-10.5) and junior Charise Burton (Myersville, Md./Oakland Mills) tied for 14th in the high jump (4-8.75).

Freshman Stephanie Potter (Ellicott City, Md./Seton Keough) was 16th in the long jump (15-1.5).

In the 4x400-meter relay, the team of Kurtz, sophomore Adrienne Raiford (Capitol Heights, Md./Gwynn Park), Lewis and Clingan finished ninth in 4:29.88, while the team of Potter, sophomore Janine Luckett (Mitchellville, Md./Laurel), Woody and sophomore Keisha Gray (Temple Hills, Md./Oxon Hill) was 15th in 5:08.84.

On the men’s side, senior Terrell Hayes (Rockville, Md./Wheaton) was FSU’s top finisher, placing third in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 44-11.75.

Freshman Ryan Abe (Frostburg, Md./Beall) added another top-10 effort, finishing sixth in the 800-meter run (2:07.92).

Freshman Trevor Gibb (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) turned in a solid day, tying for seventh in the high jump (5-8.75), placing 11th in the triple jump (37-6.5) and finishing 20th in the long jump (17-8.25).

Fellow freshman Adam Jones (Homer City, Pa./United) was sixth in the shot put (42-4.25) and seventh in the triple jump (40-2.75), while classmate Ryan Chew (Washington, D.C./Blake) was 12th in the 400-meter dash (53.26) and 18th in the long jump (18-3.25).

Freshman Trevor Albro (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) was 11th in the 400-meter dash (52.93), freshman Genya Cole (Upper Marlboro, Md./Hyde, Maine) was 17th in the 400-meter dash (54.58) and freshman Kevin White (Reisterstown, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) was 21st in the 400-meter dash (55.60) and 31st in the 200-meter dash (24.26).

Junior Jonas Horst (Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring) tied for 16th in the long jump (18-10.75.

In the 4x400-meter relay, the team of freshman Elon Mitchell (Bowie, Md./Laurel), Abe, Gibb and Cole was 10th in 3:44.45, while the quartet of Horst, Albro, Chew and White was 11th in 3:46.76.

"Overall, both teams performed as expected and did an excellent job," said Head Coach Felix Moreno. "We’re looking forward to our next meet at Dickinson College this Friday."

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