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Track & Field Teams Shine at Towson Open

TOWSON, MD — The Frostburg State track and field teams turned in outstanding performances at the Towson University Open Saturday at Towson Stadium.

Senior Cindy Reese (Westminster/Westminster, Md.) highlighted the meet by breaking her own school record in the pole vault for the second straight week.

Reese turned in a height of 10-6.25, besting her mark of 10-6 which she set at the Mason-Dixon Conference Championships May 3. Reese's previous FSU record was 10-1.5, which she established in 2001.

Junior Maria Ferguson (Laurel/Fairmount Heights, Md.) won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.08, the sixth-fastest mark in NCAA Division III this season. She also placed third in the 200-meter dash in 25.23.

Freshman Chelsea Lewis (Pike/Indianapolis, Ind.), Ferguson, freshman Heather Lease (Fort Hill/Cumberland, Md.) and senior Serena Wheeler (Mergenthaler/Baltimore, Md.) captured the 4x100-meter relay in a squad-record 48.25, the 14th-fastest time in Division III.

Sophomore Lynnea Finch (Franklin/Owings Mills, Md.), Lease, Wheeler and Ferguson then placed third in the 4x400-meter relay with a season-best time of 4:01.92.

Freshman Carolyn Kilkus (Richard Montgomery/Rockville, Md.) was seventh in the 5,000-meter run in 21:02.46, while freshman Tredia Howell (Franklin/Baltimore, Md.) was eighth in the high jump with a mark of 4-9.

Freshmen Jennifer Waskewicz (Francis Scott Key/Taneytown, Md.) and Ashley Amezcua (Boonsboro/Keedysville, Md.) established personal-records in every event in which they competed.

Waskewicz finished third in the shot put (30-0), fifth in the hammer throw (111-9) and seventh in the discus (91-7), while Amezcua was fourth in the discus (97-1) and seventh in the hammer (98-3), shot put (28-5.5) and javelin (90-1).

On the men's side, junior Travon Morgan (Mergenthaler/Baltimore, Md.) and senior Randy Belt (Patuxent/Upper Marlboro, Md.) both set personal standards in the 400-meter hurdles. Morgan was fourth in 54.98, while Belt was fifth in 55.59. Freshman Mike Dorn (Potomac Falls/Sterling, Va.) was seventh in 57.08.

Freshman Sid Bittinger (Westmar/Midland, Md.) placed third in the steeplechase in 10:12.07, junior Brian Gallagher (East Lake Hall (Fla.)/Burke, Va.) was seventh in the 1,500-meter run in 4:37.66 and freshman Jonathan Rozenblat (Bel Air/Bel Air, Md.) was 12th in the 400-meter dash in a personal-record 55.80.

Freshman Ed May (La Plata/Bryantown, Md.) finished eighth in the 5,000-meter run in 16:31.90, while freshman Kevin Allgeier (C. Milton Wright/Bel Air, Md.) was 11th with a personal-best 17:14.16

Freshman Scott Smith (Chancellor/Fredericksburg, Va.) was fifth in the discus with a mark of 114-2 and eighth in the javelin with a personal-record 42.14 meters.

"I thought we ran very well," said Bobcat head coach Felix Moreno. "Maria was sensational, Travon and Randy were impressive and Jonathan had an awesome day."

Frostburg State returns to action this weekend when it hosts the Bobcat Last Chance Meet on 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