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Women Place Second, Men Fourth at Mason-Dixon Championship
05/06/2003

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -The Frostburg State track and field teams competed in the Mason-Dixon Conference Championships at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. last weekend.

Behind many personal records and prestigious marks, the Bobcats women took second place while the men took fourth.

Highlighting competition for the women was the 4x100-meter relay team of Chelsea Lewis (Pike/Indianapolis, Ind.), Maria Ferguson (Laurel/Fairmount Heights, Md.), Heather Lease (Fort Hill/Cumberland, Md.) and Serena Wheeler (Mergenthaler/Baltimore, Md.). They earned an NCAA provisional mark with their time of 48.74, which placed them second in the event.

Also turning heads was Cindy Reese (Westminster/Westminster, Md.), who placed second in the pole vault with a height of 10’-6”. The result bested Reese’s previous FSU school-record height of 10’-1.5” set in 2001.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Lynnea Finch (Franklin/Owings Mills, Md.), Lease, Wheeler and Ferguson set their personal-best time of 4:04.16 as they placed second.

In the 400-meter dash Ferguson placed second with a time of 59.28, Wheeler had a great performance with her season-best time of 1:00.63 and Finch set a personal record with a time of 1:01.81.

In the 800-meter run, Finch placed second and set another personal record with a time of 2:25.26, while Beth Sauder (Southern Garrett/Oakland, Md.) set her personal best with a time of 2:31.55. Sauder came up with another personal best when she ran the 1,500-meter in 5:07.16.

In the high jump, Michelle Lange (Broad Run/Ashburn, Va.) vaulted herself to a season best height of 4’-6”, while Jennifer Waskewicz (Francis Scott Key/Taneytown, Md.) set a personal record when she posted a distance of 103’-7.5” in the hammer throw.

Highlighting men’s action was Mike Replogle (Francis Scott Key/Union Bridge, Md.) and Randy Belt (Patuxent/Upper Marlboro, Md.). Replogle won the 10,000-meter run with a time of 34:24.10 and Belt defended his title in the pole vault, winning with a height of 13’.

In the 5,000-meter run, FSU’s Ed May (LaPlata/Bryantown, Md.) placed second, while Sid Bittinger (Westmar/Midland, Md.) set a personal record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:02.20.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Travon Morgan (Mergenthaler/Baltimore, Md.) placed fourth with his season-best time of 56.36, while Mike Dorn (Potomac Falls/Sterling, Va.) set a personal record with a time of 56.96. In the hammer throw, Terrell Hayes (Wheaton/Rockville, Md.) set a personal record with a distance of 131’-7.5”.

“I am extremely proud of this team,” said head coach Felix Moreno. “We really came together and everybody put in their best effort. They were extremely positive and focused on the task at hand.”

The Bobcats return to action on Saturday, May 10 when they compete in the Towson University Invitational in Towson, 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