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MM 1.3: Maryland men’s and women’s track and field indoor season to begin in two weeks

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland men’s and women’s track and field teams will begin their indoor season on Jan. 15 at the Nittany Lion Challenge, according to a University of Maryland Athletics press release.

The Terps will look to their veterans to carry the program to success this season.

Graduate student Angel Nkwonta won the shot put (16.75m) and the weight throw (20.62m) at the Nittany Lion Opener at the start of the 2021 indoor season. Nkwonta also competed at the 2021 Big Ten Indoor Championships and NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships. Senior Kaithon McDonald earned second place in the high jump (2.07m) at the 2021 Nittany Lion Opener. Junior Caleb Dean won the 60H (7.89) at the 2021 Big Ten Indoor Invitational.

Following the Nittany Lion Challenge, the Terps will compete at the Penn State National Open (Jan. 22-23) and the Kentucky Rod McCravy Invite (Jan. 28-29).

Maryland will then compete at the Dr. Sanders Invite (Feb. 4-5) and The Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb 18-19). The program will round out its February slate at the 2022 Indoor Big Ten Indoor Championship meet (Feb. 25-26).

In other news

Ian Decker covered Maryland women’s basketball overtime loss to Indiana.

Sam Oshtry previewed Maryland men’s basketball game against Iowa.

Maryland football receiver Brian Cobbs announced his plans to enter the transfer portal while wide receivers Carlos Carriere and Darryl Jones along with offensive lineman Evan Gregory entered the transfer portal.

Sam Oshtry provided his three takeaways from Maryland men’s basketball victory over Brown.

Dylan Spilko covered Maryland men’s basketball win over Brown.

Former Maryland men's basketball star and current Phoenix Suns forward/center Jalen Smith recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds last night and also had an emphatic dunk.

Maryland wrestling redshirt senior Kyle Cochran, who competed in the 184-pound bracket, won at the program’s Southern Scuffle Event.

Former Maryland men’s basketball star Aaron Wiggins and current Maryland men’s basketball senior guard Eric Ayala both share the same birthday and celebrated it on Jan. 2.

Despite No. 6 Maryland women’s basketball’s loss to No. 8 Indiana, the Terps rallied back to push the game to overtime thanks to a late run led by guard Ashley Owusu.