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Track & Field Men Perform Well at Penn State Open

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Frostburg State men’s track and field team had solid performances in a variety of events this past weekend at the Penn State Open.

Freshmen Michael Sieman (Frostburg, Md./Bishop Walsh) and Nicholas Schiefelbein (Kensington, Md./Albert Einstein) turned in the best performances for FSU. In the 500-meter run, Sieman was 15th with a personal-best time of 1:09.82 while Schiefelbein was 16th in 1:10.62

In the 3,000-meter run, sophomore Curt Ruble (Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg South) set a personal-best time and qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference national meet with a 24th-place finish (8:58.53).

Junior Andy Watson (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) also set a personal-best time and qualified for the ECAC national meet with a 28th-place finish (4:22.29) in the one-mile run.

The team of Watson, Sieman, Schiefelbein and sophomore David Cheeks (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) captured 25th-place in the 4x400-meter relay (3:32.46).

Frostburg State returns to action on Friday, February 3 when it travels to the WVU Shell Games. Cheeks and freshman Sumer Rohrs (Frostburg, Md./Forest (Fla.)) will be competing at the Sixth Annual New Blanace Invitational in New York City on Friday and Saturday.

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