HAWKS POST MULTIPLE TOP 10 FINISHES AT THOMSON INVITE
Feb. 12, 2007
NEWARK, DEL. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) men's and women's track and field team posted multiple top 10 finishes at the Thomson Invitational, hosted by the University of Delaware, on February 10.
The Fighting Hawks saw five first place finishes with Ronnie Beard leading the way with three nods. The senior from Frederick, Maryland took first in the 200m dash in 22.56 and grabbed gold in the 60m hurdles in 8.09. Dwayne Robinson took third in the same event in 8.30. Beard also grabbed first in the triple jump with a leap of 14.16 meters (46.47 feet).
Peter Sang, Jahmal Strachan, Jeremiah Hicks and Brandon Eaton were all runner ups on Saturday with Sang posting a second place finish in the 5000m run in 15:19.88. Strachan jumped 1.98 meters (6.5 feet) in the high jump for the silver metal while Hicks finished behind teammate Jason Daley for second in the long jump after leaping 6.95 meters (22.8 feet). Eaton jumped 13.54 meters (44.42 feet) in the triple jump to post second in that event. He also took third in the long jump with a leap of 6.83 meters (22.41 feet). Charles Elmer finished seventh in the same event and grabbed a bronze in the triple jump after jumping 13.14 meters (43.11 feet).
Matthew Broyles threw 11.92 meters (39.11 feet) to take 10th in the shot put.
In other events, Clayton James posted a first place finish in the 800m run in 4:30.17 while William McCullough led a 3-4-5-6 finish in the 400m dash. McCullough grabbed bronze with his finish in 50.85 while Christopher Dawkins took fourth in 51.13. Kendell Quashie and Delonte Monk finished 52.84 and 53.12, respectively, for fifth and sixth place. William Kennedy took 10th in 53.75 to round out the top finishes in that event.
On the women's side, Danieth Pryce took home two gold metals after posting first in the 60m dash and the 200m dash. The Jamaica native grabbed 10 points after finishing the 60m dash in 7.65. She finished the 200m dash in 24.93.
Tanisha Wisdom was the runner up behind Pryce in the both events. Wisdom took second in the 60m dash in 7.72 and grabbed silver in the 200m dash in 25.00. Sherie Brown was the fourth place finisher in the same event with her finish in 25.90.
Ariana Forbes took first in the 60m hurdles in 8.84 while Dionne Wright fell just short of first place in the shot put. She threw 13.65 meters (44.73 feet) for a second place finish. Soleded Maurice took eight in the same event with a throw of 11.80 meters (38.71 feet).
The Lady Hawks accumulated 80 points, good for third in the team standings while the Fighting Hawks took second with 124.5 points.
UMES returns to action on February 16-17 at the MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships in Landover, Maryland.