Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Terrapin Invitational

This past weekend was the Terrapin Invitational Indoor Meet at the PG Complex, which has been redone and I hear is very fast. Not too many outstanding performances to report, with the exception of the high jumper freshman that I mentioned in the previous post. Apparently he is the real deal, jumping over 7'1" and qualifying for NCAAs in the process. That's pretty darn impressive, especially as he won by over 4 inches (that's what she said?).


Here are the results so you can keep up to date.

Also, I heard through the grapevine that Natty suffered a broken foot or leg or something during a ski outing and is unable to run Boston. Sorry to hear it bro, Eric and I will run in your honor.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year!

Greetings Terps, Marjorie asked me to pass this along, I wish I knew how to attach the whole email into here, but I have no idea. I'll sum it up instead.

Maryland Track and Field has a long tradition of competing at the highest level and we are working hard to restore that tradition. Four years ago, Maryland Athletics launched the Fear the Turtle scholarship campaign to raise funds for additional scholarships to men's track and field. Scholarships are the lifeblood for any program, and track and field has been able to put the scholarships to good use.

Here are just a few of our accomplishments over the past few years:

2008 Indoor ACC Champions in the men's 4x400m relay in addition to several All-ACC athletes (top 3) in individual events

Signing of Dwight Barbiasz as a High School National Champion in the high jump (7'1")

NCAA Cross Country qualifier, Alex Lundy

Now, the University of Maryland Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is bidding to make history and you can be a part of it. Because of your support, track and field is on the treshold of being fully funded and you can help get us there - by supporting Fear the Turtle II!

With the successful completion of the Fear the Turtle II campaign, Track and Field and five other programs will be fully funded and will mark the first time in Maryland Athletics' history that all 27 programs have a full compliment of scholarships. This goal is well within our reach.

When you make your deductible donation it will go to deserving student-athletes and will help make history. We are hoping to have the money pledged over the next two years to ensure that we can commit to the top track and field student-athletes from around the country.


Be sure to select "Fear the Turtle II: Track and Field" from the drop down menu