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Track & Field Has Strong Showing at Shippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — The Frostburg State men’s and women’s track teams had a strong showing in the Paul Kaiser Track & Field Classic held on the campus of Shippensburg University Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore David Cheeks (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) earned a pair of sixth-place finishes in both the 100-meter dash (11.80) and the 200-meter dash (22.34), while finishing 10th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.00. He qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship meet in the 100-meter preliminaries (11.05) and the 200-meter finals.

In the 800-meter run, freshman Nicholas Schiefelbein (Kensington, Md./Albert Einstein) and senior Brian Bonn (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) recorded 12th (1:59.24) and 16th (2:00.99) in the 800-meter run, respectively.

Sophomore Curt Ruble (Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg South) finished ninth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:07.52, while senior Ron Lipscomb (Lonaconing, Md./Northern Garrett) placed 19th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:51.68.

Freshman Steven Flanagan (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) wrapped up the men’s individual events with a 16th-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 59.68.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Cheeks, Flanagan and freshmen Tade Turton (Pittsville, Md./Riverside) and Michael Sieman (Frostburg, Md./Bishop Walsh) finished in 10th place with a time of 44.81.

In women’s action, senior Chelsea Lewis (Hagerstown, Md./Pike) recorded a fourth-place and qualified for the ECAC meet in the 100-meter dash with a personal-best time of 12.45.

In the 200-meter dash, freshman Sumer Rohrs (Frostburg, Md./Forest) qualified for the ECAC Championship meet with a fourth-place finish (26.14). Also in the 200, sophomore Jessica Clingan (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) and Lewis landed in 11th and 13th place with times of 26.54 and 26.85, respectively.

Rohrs also earned a pair of third-place finishes in the 100-meter hurdles (14.63) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.32), while Clingan took seventh in both the 100-meter hurdles (15.19) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:09.27). Rohr’s performance in the 100-meter hurdles qualifies her for the NCAA National meet and the ECAC Championship meet.

Freshman Grace Reed (Washington, D.C./Benjamin Bannekar) and classmate Ashlee Resh (Sipesville,Pa./Somerset) also competed in the 200-meter dash. Resh completed in 18th place with a time of 27.21, while Reed finished in 24th with a time of 27.71. Resh qualified for the ECAC meet with a of 12.89 in the preliminaries of the 100-meter dash.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Resh, Lewis, Clingan, and Rohrs qualified for the ECAC meet while finishing second with a time of 49.15.

In the field events, senior Jenn Waskiewicz (Throws Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key) was 21st in the javelin throw (66-06) and 29th in the shot put (28-02.50), while freshman Caroyln Sunderlin (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) was 28th in the discus throw (92-09).

FSU will return to action on May 5 when the teams travel to the Mason-Dixon Conference Outdoor Championships, held on the campus of Christopher Newport University.

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