Lady Terps take the spotlight at Navy Spring Meet

Photo courtesy of Maryland Track/Twitter

Photo courtesy of Maryland Track/Twitter

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Despite a windy day at the Navy Spring Invitational meet on Saturday, the women of University of Maryland’s track and field team had seven top-three finishers.

Sophomore Nadia Hackett took first place in two events, breaking two of her personal records with a time of 13.98 in the women’s 100m hurdles event and 1:00:54 in the 400m hurdles event. In mid-distance, junior Paige Novak finished third in the 800m, finishing with a time of 2:20.46. Of the longer distances, junior Caroline Augelli also placed 3rd in the 5000m race clocking in at 18:37.21.

In the field events, sophomore Bayli Smith placed second in the women’s hammer throw, tossing 53.93m. Freshman Gwendolyn Zeckowski finished third in the pole vault, jumping 3.57m. Another freshman, Kamryn Henderson, also placed third, this time in in shot put. Henderson threw 12.86m.

Junior Leah Blackall took the winning title in the triple jump. Her leap of 12.74m not only stole first place, but was a recorded personal best and placed her as the third best triple jumper of all time at Maryland.

Four men on the Maryland track and field team also recorded top-three performances. Senior Aaron Barlev finished second in the 3000m steeplechase, crossing the finish line at 9:29.

Also in distances, senior Patrick Hanley won the 5000m with a time of 14:55.12. Earning third place, freshman Chris Spiess jumped 4.57m in the pole vault event. Freshman Nate Moore won the triple jump, leaping 14.85m.

The Terps will head to Charlottesville, Virginia, on Apr. 6 for the UVA Quad meet.