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Track & Field Men Third, Women Fourth at Mason-Dixon Championships

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Frostburg State men placed third and the women took fourth out of nine teams in the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Conference Championships held Friday and Saturday on the campus of Christopher Newport University.

Sophomore David Cheeks (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) qualified for the NCAA national meet with a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash (10.82). He also captured second place in the 200-meter dash (22.45).

Freshman Tade Turton (Pittsville, Md./Riverside) took fifth in the 200-meter dash (22.58) and sixth in the 100-meter dash with a personal-best time of 11.22.

Freshman Brian Leiter (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) was victorious in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:05.33, while junior Andy Watson (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) took first in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:00.01.

Freshman Steven Flanagan (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) placed fourth in the the 110-meter hurdles (17.75) and sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a personal record, 59.40. Classmate Michael Siemann(Frostburg, Md./Bishop Walsh) set a personal best with a 45.77 toss in the javelin throw. Freshman Nicholas Schiefelbein (Kensington, Md./Albert Einstein) also set a personal best in 800-meter run with a mark of 1:59.03.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Sieman, Turton, sophomore Kevin White (Reisterstown, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) and Cheeks took second place with a time of 43.59. The 4x400-meter team of Cheeks, Leiter, Turton and Schiefelbein finished fifth (3:34.95).

James Pruitt was fourth in the shot put (12.80m) and fifth in the discus throw (36.99m).

On the women’s side, freshman Sumer Rohrs (Frostburg, Md./Forest) led the way qualifying for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship meet and taking first place in the 400-meter hurdles (1:04.69). She also qualified for the ECAC meet with a second-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (14.76). Rohrs currently holds the 11th fastest time in the country this season with a time of 14:63.

Sophomore Jessica Clingan (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) had a solid meet taking second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.74) and fourth in the 100-meter dash (12.60). In the 100-meter hurdles, she took fifth and qualified for the NCAA national meet with a personal-record time of 14.96. She holds the 30th fastest time in the nation this spring. In the 100-meter dash preliminaries, freshman Grace Reed (Washington, D.C./Benjamin Bannekar) set a personal mark in 13.05.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Reed, Lewis, Clingan and Rohrs qualified for the NCAA national meet and ranks 12th in the country after taking first place with a time of 48.24.

In the field events, freshman Caroyln Sunderlin (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) was third in the discus throw with a personal best 28.02 meters, fourth in the hammer throw (24.89m) and fifth in the shot put (10.51m).

Senior Jenn Waskiewicz (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key) placed third in the hammer throw (36.13m), fifth in the discus throw (23.84m) and seventh in the shot put (9.29m).

Next year, the Bobcats will host the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Conference Championship meet at Bobcat Stadium on May 6-7.

FSU will return to action on May 13 when the teams travel to the New York City Qualifying Challenge in Randalls Island, N.Y.

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