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Track and Field Opens Spring Season With Solid Showing at Washington & Lee Invitational
03/18/2002

LEXINGTON, VA — The Frostburg State track and field teams opened their spring seasons at the Washington & Lee Invitational last Saturday. The Bobcat men placed fifth out of 13 teams with 51 points, while the women were 11th out of 12 squads with 14 points.

Sophomore Randy Belt (Upper Marlboro, Md./Patuxent) led the men's team, winning the pole vault with a height of 13-6 and placing second in the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.43 seconds.

Sophomore Travis Bouldin (Greensboro, Md./North Caroline) finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 43-7.75, while senior Morgan Beall (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) was third in the discus throw at 127-4.

Junior Jamar Nolan (Mechanicsville, Md./Chopticon) finished second in the high jump with a mark of 6-2, while sophomore Mike McGreevy (Cumberland, Md./Allegany) placed fourth in the high jump with a mark of 6-0.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Belt, freshman Greg Lambert (Columbia, Md./Hammond), freshman Jarred Boehner (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland) and junior Ryan Campbell (Port Republic, Md./Patuxent) also came in fourth in 3:28.29.

Junior Mike Replogle (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) capped the Bobcat scoring with a sixth-place showing in the 5,000-meter run in 16:17.76.

On the women's side, junior Serena Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Mergenthaler) won the 200-meter dash in 25.90 to gain 10 team points. She was just .10 second shy of the meet record and .44 second from the provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division III National Championships.

The 4x400-meter relay team of freshman Lynnea Finch (Owings Mills, Md./Franklin), sophomore Katherine Scruggs (Lusby, Md./Patuxent), freshman Mysel Abrokwa (Takoma Park, Md./Blair) and Wheeler finished fourth in 4:18.96 to account for another four team points.

Finch also placed seventh in the 800-meter run in 2:29.14 and finished eighth in the 200-meter dash in 27.98 seconds.

Other top-10 performances were turned in by the 4x100-meter relay team of Katherine Scruggs, sophomore Marisa Scruggs (Lusby, Md./Patuxent), freshman Ednica Nyamusa (Upper Marlboro, Md./Largo) and freshman Monica Ayeni (Hyattsville, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt), which placed ninth in 58.60 seconds.

Sophomore Katy Eads (West Point, Iowa/Central Lee) finished tenth in the 3,000-meter run in 12:11.3.

"Overall, both teams were great," said Bobcat head coach Felix Moreno. "Serena was sensational in the 200-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay, and Lynnea gave us a strong showing in the 800, considering it was her first time running the event at the collegiate level."

The Bobcats will return to action on March 29 and 30 when they complete at the Mary Washington Relays in Fredericksburg, Va.

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