PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men's and women's track and field team cracked the top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic Region according to the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
In Thursday's rankings, the men's team scored 322.54 points in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The women's team jumped up to 10th over Duquesne and Marshall with 253.68 points.
At the team's last meet at George Mason, six school records were broken. Vanessa Henry had a 16.48 meter throw in the shot put. Geranda Williams finished fourth in the meet but broke the school record for the triple jump with a mark of 12.69 meters.
Lenora Guion-Firmin put up the tenth best 400-meter dash time in the nation with a time of 52.92 seconds at the Patriot Invitational April 14. She also set the 200-meter dash record time with 23.85 seconds. Also at the event, Cynthia Anais posted the eleventh fastest 800-meter run with a time of 2:05.15.
Rico Taylor and Owen Cain posted record marks in the high jump and triple jump. Taylor won the event with a 2.13-meter jump and Cain posted a 15.57-meter triple jump, good enough for third place at the Patriot Invitational.
The Hawks' next meet is the Morgan Legacy meet hosted by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponent Morgan State. After that event, UMES will travel to the Penn Relays for the prestigious three-day meet.