Cynthia Anais

June 18, 2012

Princess Anne, Md. --The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Cynthia Anais placed second in the 800-meter run of the France Championships of Elite Athletics. Anais ran a time of 2:06.55 to advance to the 800-meter run finals. Teammate Emilie Ducados finished seventh in the event with her time of 2:10.69. Anais recently competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary Round prior to national's competition.

Anais set a UMES record in the 800-meter run earlier in the season. She ran a 2:04.26 in the IC4A/Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference competition in Princeton, New Jersey. Her time is currently the eighth best in the country.

In the 1,500-meter run, Anais ran a 4:28.83, which is her personal best time in the event as a Hawk.

Anais and Ducados also competed in the 400-meter dash in the outdoor season. In the Towson Invitational (March 31), the pair finished first and second, respectively. Anais ran a 56.24-second time, while Ducados posted a time 56.63 seconds.

Ducados ran a 56.34 this season in the 400-meter dash in the Wake Forest Open. She also ran a faster time in the 800-meter run during the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships. Her time then was a 2:08.51.

The Hawks finished its 2012 Outdoor Track and Field season with three NCAA All-Americans and an Honorable Mention to the men's 400-meter relay team.



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