January 22, 2011 -- Maryland Terrapin Invitational

Post date: Feb 9, 2011 4:01:25 AM

The Captains “re-opened” the 2010-11 Indoor Track & Field season in Maryland at the Terrapin Invitational. Sophomore Richard Roethel leaped on to the National List in the High Jump, Jonathon Wade improved his standing on the CNU All-Time List for the Weight Throw and eleven others earned lifetime best marks at the Prince George County Sports Complex.

Roethel Jumps On To National Qualifiers List

Captains Post Another Dozen Lifetime Bests in Maryland

The Blue & Silver restarted the indoor season at the Prince George County Sports Complex. Scoring a dozen PRs (with a few more left unmeasured due to minimum distance standards set by the host Maryland Terrapins), the Captains picked up right where they left off before the holiday break.

At the 2010 version of the meet, then-freshman Richard Roethel (Farmingville, NY) made his debut on the National Qualifiers List in the High Jump with a 2.03m/6-7.75 clearance. He repeated the feat – exactly – in this year’s meet. The young Decathlete also hurdled to a PR in the 60m event (9.28). Two more personal records fell in the women’s 60m Hurdles as Amanda Reap (White Post, VA) (10.71) and Michelle Best (Louisa, VA) (11.11) both made big drops behind team leader Cheria Jackson’s (Woodbridge, VA) 10.35 second run over the barriers. The throwers were up against tough minimum marks and as a result only had their first legal throws measured. Jonathon Wade (Rocky Mount, VA) made the most of his opportunity with a PR 12.93m/42-5.25 heave that improved his standing as CNU’s #8 All-Time Weight Thrower. On the women’s side, Adrianna Carter(Williamsburg, VA) teased the 42’ minimum line, but settled for a 12.41m/40-8.75 measurement. Jill Raines(Jeffersonton, VA) had a PR 10.98m/36-0.25 throw measured and then landed the 20 pound ball between the 40’ and 42’ lines – an effort that will have to wait for future meets to be measured.

In the Triple Jump, Brittany Jacobs (Warrenton, VA) bounced to a PR 10.91m/35-9.5 – just a foot shy of the National Provisional Qualifying Standard.

On the track, the distance crew had another strong showing. Corey Lofton (Vienna, VA) raced to another Mile PR (4:27.70). Jeffrey Ball (Chesapeake, VA) just missed his newly minted best with a 4:37.09 finish while Christopher Lyford (Leesburg, VA) cut 14 seconds from his previous PR, crossing the finish line at 4:44.56. Joshua Bowling (Crewe, VA) was nipped at the line by teammate Daniel Austin (Culpeper, VA) in the 3,000m. For Austin, it was his first race at the distance (9:39.64) while Bowling’s 9:40.02 was a new PR.

Meaghan Grant (Fairfax, VA) dropped over 3 seconds from her 800m PR (2:36.25) behind teammate Jessica McClelland’s (Stafford, VA) 2:34.63. In the men’s race, Bran Huffman (Charlottesville, VA) finished with a PR 2:01.17. Sophomore Scott Wright (Oak Hill, VA) ran a lifetime best 2:57.58 in the 1,000m.

The Captain’s return home for a two-day meet on January 28-29 featuring the Pentathlon/Heptathlon and an expanded event schedule in the Freeman Center.

For complete CNU Results, check out the Results Page.