Maryland track & field head coach Andrew Valmon introduced the team’s 22 newcomers of men and women on Monday, who are set to make their debut in winter 2021 season.
Of the 10 men who join the team, nine are freshmen, four of which are Maryland natives, while one is a transfer. Mississippi State transfer Brian Evans Jr. holds the indoor personal records on 200m (21.86), 400m (47.52), 500m (1:04.87).
Both Roshaun Rowe and Kobe Simpson join the Terps from Jamaica after running together at Kingston College.
Other notable newcomers on the men’s side include freshman Jeff Kline, who was a three-time track & field team MVP at Fleetwood Area High School in Blandon, Pennsylvania, and Bel Air, Maryland, native Peter Capozzoli who holds the C. Milton Wright High School indoor school record in the 800m.
On the women’s side, eight of the 12 athletes are from in-state. Silver Spring, Maryland, native Madison Depry highlights the freshmen class after earning a place on the Montgomery County All-Decade Track & Field team in her senior campaign. Depry also won a Maryland State Championship in 2020 and finished first at the Francophone Nationals in Belgium in the 100m.
Other notables are Marisa DiGia from Harrington Park, New Jersey, who was named to the First Team All-North Jersey Track team in her senior season and also won her high school’s Female Athlete of the Year, as well as Kami Jo Hickson, who is a five-time state champion and four-time All-American for distance out of Turnersville, New Jersey.
Full men’s roster
Kobe Simpson - Mandeville, Jamaica
Roshaun Rowe - Portmore, Jamaica
Brian Evans Jr. - Atlanta, Georgia
Jeff Kline - Blandon, Pennsylvania
Peter Capozzoli - Bel Air, Maryland
Justin DePinto - Sysoset, New York
Bryce Middleton - Germantown, Maryland
Kamari Trotz - Greenbelt, Maryland
Brandon Turpin - Bowie, Maryland
Hayden Tobias - Fishers, Indiana
Full women’s roster
Madison Depry - Silver Spring, Maryland
Marisa DiGia - Harrington Park, New Jersey
Angel Nkwonta - Portland, Oregon
Kami Jo Hickson - Turnersville, New Jersey
Amanda Eliker - Elkridge, Maryland
Katie Ericson - Annapolis, Maryland
Seun Sule - Columbia, Maryland
Kirstin Nichols - Crofton, Maryland
Sophia Zell - Severna Park, Maryland
Brooke Walz - Elkton, Maryland
Niya Torres - Odenton, Maryland
Jessica Sutter - Hillsborough, New Jersey
In other news
Lila and Matt launched a new podcast, hosted by former Terp great Bruce Perry on Monday. Be sure to check out our most unique show yet.
I'm so excited to announce the launch of my newest podcast with @MattLevine__ , Pure Banter with Bruce Perry.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) September 7, 2020
Here's the official intro to the show, in which we'll debate topics in sports & culture w/ the @TerpsFootball great. Listen to the full episode: https://t.co/TkIajTAZy2 pic.twitter.com/WPElvEWWYB
Nine years ago today, Maryland football took one to the house to call game in a rainy win over Miami.
'A TOUCHDOWN AND THE BALLGAME FOR MARYLAND!"@CamChism pick-six FTW against Miami, Labor Day 2011! pic.twitter.com/q3cYOYwclq— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) September 7, 2020
Former men’s basketball star Bruno Fernando repped the Terps at practice for the Atlanta Hawks.
Let's get it, @BrunoFernandoMV #TrueToAtlanta pic.twitter.com/ELoHmvVyx6— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) September 7, 2020
A couple of Terrapins played together in the MLS on Sunday night for the Minnesota United FC.
A brotherhood for life ❤️— Maryland Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) September 7, 2020
Fired up to see Chase and Dayne showing their class together again.
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