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Track and Field Shines at Lynchburg Classic

LYNCHBURG, VA — Several members of the Frostburg State track and field teams turned in personal-best performances at the Lynchburg College Classic Saturday afternoon.

In women's action, junior Maria Ferguson (Fairmount Heights, Md./Laurel) improved her qualifying mark for the NCAA national championships, winning the 100-meter dash in 12.18. She also placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a season-best time of 58.99. Her performances also qualified her for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships to be held at Springfield (Mass.) College May 16-17.

Junior Serena Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Mergenthaler) placed third in the 200-meter dash in 25.48, just .02 shy of the provisional mark for the NCAA championships. She added a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a season-best 60.34, and she qualified for the ECAC Championships in both events as well.

Sophomore Trista Smith (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) placed seventh in the hammer throw with a distance of 113-07.

Sophomore Katherine Scruggs (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) set personal bests in a pair of events, running the 400-meter hurdles in 76.83 and adding a long jump of 4.44 meters.

Freshman Lynnea Finch (Owings Mills, Md./Franklin), Ferguson, freshman Mysel Abrokwa (Takoma Park, Md./Blair) and Wheeler met the provisional standard for the NCAA championships with a runner-up finish in the 4x100-meter relay in 49.11. The quartet also teamed to place second in the 4x400-meter relay, posting a time of 4:04.50 and nearly defeating Lynchburg, which ran a 4:03.76.

Junior Inga Olsen (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) and sophomores Beth Sauder (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett), Katy Eads (West Point, Iowa/Central Lee) and Julie Hoffman (Parkton, Md./Parkton) each set personal records in their distance events.

On the men’s side, junior Dante Myles (Hyattsville, Md./Archbishop Carroll) won the 200-meter dash in 21.74 and met the provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA national championships. He also placed second in the 100-meter dash in 10.84.

Freshman Greg Lambert (Columbia, Md./Hammond) finished sixth in the 400-meter dash in a season-best 50.16, while junior Tyque McCarthy (Bowie, Md./Central) was eighth in 50.79.

Junior Mike Replogle (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) was impressive in the 10,000-meter run, winning the event 34:40.48 and improving his personal best time by over a minute.

Sophomore Randy Belt (Upper Marlboro, Md./Patuxent) continued his solid season with a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles in 54.93, while junior Ryan Campbell (Port Republic, Md./Patuxent) came in seventh in a personal-best 57.71.

Freshman Trey Hayes (Rockville, Md./Wheaton) set a personal-record in the hammer throw with a third-place toss of 121-01.

Sophomore Brian Gallagher (Burke, Va./East Lake Hall (Fla.)), freshman Jarred Boehner (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland), sophomore Dwyane Dabney (Baltimore, Md./Southwestern) and Ron Lipscomb (Lonaconing, Md./Northern Garrett) finished second in the distance medley in 11:11.35, while Myles, Lambert, McCarthy and junior K.O. Gray (Bowie, Md./Southern) were fifth in the 4x400-meter relay in a season-best 3:24.71.

The Bobcats return to action on Saturday when they host the Frostburg State Open.

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