Maryland track and field will have another competitor in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Thea LaFond will represent Dominica in the Women’s Triple Jump.
LaFond qualified for the event after posting a 14.33-meter performance at the 2020 University of Albany Winter Classic Competition. This will mark the third time LaFond has represented Dominica, including the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
At Maryland, LaFond (‘15) earned several All-American honors and even stands atop the Terrapin record books with a school record of 44-02.75 in the women’s triple jump.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23, while LaFond will first compete in the Women’s Triple Jump qualifying rounds on July 30 at 10 a.m.
In other news
Maryland men’s basketball star guard Aaron Wiggins announced he will keep his name in the 2021 NBA Draft pool.
❤️ Thank you God! pic.twitter.com/FvlXKufwiU— Aaron (@Aaron_Wiggins_) July 6, 2021
Maryland football made the top five of 2022 running back Ramon Brown over the weekend, and he is announcing his decision this Friday.
Maryland football target Ramon Brown, a four-star RB out of Virginia, is announcing his commitment this week.— Wesley Brown (@W_Brown21) July 5, 2021
Brown pitted the Terps against Penn State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and South Carolina in his Top Five this past weekend. https://t.co/iS7i6Q7Bso
Maryland baseball ended the season in the Top-25 for the sixth time in program history.
Ending the year at No. 25.— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) July 5, 2021
Sixth time in school history we've ended the season ranked.
More work to do pic.twitter.com/IkBxl7Cnxy
Former Terp Brandon Lowe launched a ball deep for a grand slam Monday.
ADMIRE IT! @Sweet_n_Lowe5 with a Grand Slam. #ProTerps pic.twitter.com/avwXqL7P88— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) July 5, 2021