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Track and Field Solid at WVU State Farm Games

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Several members of the Frostburg State men’s and women’s track and field teams set personal records at the West Virginia University State Farm Games Saturday.

Freshman Adam Jones (Homer City, Pa./United) enjoyed a strong meet, finishing second in the shot put in a personal-record 45-6.5, third in the long jump at 20-1 and fourth in the triple jump with another personal-record 40-0.

Freshman Kevin White (Reisterstown, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) placed second in the 400-meter dash (53.68) and was also 13th in the 200-meter dash (24.39), while freshman Trevor Albro (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) was third in the 400-meter dash (53.94) and seventh in the 200-meter dash (23.72).

In the 800-meter run, senior Brian Bonn (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) finished second in 2:01.91, while freshman Ryan Abe (Frostburg, Md./Beall) was third in a personal-record 2:03.23.

In the 200-meter dash, junior Teddy Levine (Miami, Fla./Fryeburg), placed 12th (24.36), freshman Desmond Wars (New Windsor, Md./Westminster) finished 16th (24.89) and sophomore Thomas Clerkley (Upper Marlboro, Md./Largo) was 19th (25.50).

Sophomore Andy Watson (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) was 11th in the 800-meter run (2:11.31).

Freshman Trevor Gibb (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) was fourth in both the high jump (5-8) and long jump (18-0.5), and sophomore James Pruitt (Stafford, Va./Stafford) was fourth in the shot put (41-3).

In the relay events, Albro, Bonn, freshman Ryan Chew (Washington, D.C./Blake) and Abe were second in the 4x400-meter relay (3:36.47); sophomore Lee McCloskey (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie), sophomore Andy Watson (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus), senior Tyler Snyder (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) and junior Sid Bittinger (Midland, Md./Westmar) were second in the 4x800-meter relay (8:57.69); and Watson, freshman Rory Larson (Myersville, Md./Middletown), Gibb and McCloskey were fifth in the 4x400 (4:01.74).

On the women’s side, junior Chelsea Lewis (Hagerstown, Md./Pike) placed third in the 60-meter dash (8.39) and was also ninth in the 200-meter dash (28.95).

Sophomore Adrienne Raiford (Capitol Heights, Md./Gwynn Park) fifth in the 200-meter dash (28.10), freshman Jess Clingan (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) set a personal record in her sixth-place showing in the 400-meter dash (1:01.69) and sophomore Sheila Kurtz (Thurmont, Md./Boonsboro) added a personal-best in an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (28.43).

Freshman Christine Woody (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) was fifth in the 800-meter run with a personal best (2:45.33) and 13th in the 400-meter dash (1:14.31), and senior Lynnea Finch (Owings Mills, Md./Franklin) was ninth in the 400-meter dash (1:03.90) in her first meet with the team since completing soccer season.

Sophomore Bonnie Axman (Burke, Va./Robinson) finished seventh in the 3,000-meter run in a personal-record 11:02.40 and continues to close in on the qualifying mark for the ECAC Championships (10:50.24).

Freshman Katie Lyell (Newark, Del./Newark) finished 11th in the 3,000-meter run (11:40.90), sophomore Janine Luckett (Mitchellville, Md./Laurel) was 12th in the 200-meter dash (31.33) and junior Carolyn Kilkus (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) was 14th in the 3,000-meter run (12:13.10).

Finch, Raiford, Lewis and Clingan teamed for a third-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay (4:23.90), while Howell, junior Charise Burton (Myersville, Md./Oakland Mills), freshman Stephanie Potter (Ellicott City, Md./Seton Keough) and Joanna Urbanski (Mt. Savage, Md./Beall) were sixth (4:45.29).

Freshman Bekah Rauch (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) tied for second in the pole vault 9-0 and junior Jenn Waskiewicz (Taneytown, Md./Union Bridge) was third in the weight throw (39-10) and fourth in the shot put (31-7.25).

Urbanski also tied for fourth in the high jump (4-11.75), while Howell finished fourth in the long jump (14-10.75) and tied for 10th in the high jump (4-7-.75).

Bobcat assistant coach Maria Ferguson, a former All-American, won the 200-meter dash (24.83) and finished second in both the 60-meter (7.72) and 400-meter (59.96) dashes.

“We had several solid performances over the weekend, and I am looking to build on them over the next three weeks leading us into the conference,” said Head Coach Felix Moreno. “The Bucknell Open is an excellent meet and I am expecting stellar perormances by everyone next weekend.”

Frostburg State will compete in the Bucknell Open this Saturday.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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Fax: 301-687-4780