UMBC Cross Country Competes in America East Championship Saturday at Oregon Ridge Park
BALTIMORE—The UMBC men’s and women’s Cross Country teams compete Saturday in the America East Championship at their home course of Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. The men’s race will start at 10:30 a.m., while the women’s race will take place at 11:30 a.m. Directions to
The Retrievers look to use the momentum gained so far this season, as junior Sara Parkinson (Lancashire, England/Loughborough University) won the Towson Invitational and finished third in the Princeton Invitational, while the men’s team, led by senior Anthony Kelhower (Mt. Laurel, N.J./Lenape) and sophomore Paul Zwama (Groningen, Netherlands/CSG Dingstede), won the Mount St. Mary’s 5K Duals and the Towson Invitational.
Both of last year’s team champions, the
The Wildcats are looking to earn a three-peat, but will have to fight off the hungry Seawolves, who fell to UNH by just two points in last year’s championship and the preseason poll.
The Stony Brook women, who were nationally ranked as high as No. 12 and have spent six consecutive weeks within the top 30, are on pace to fulfill their preseason expectations.
Walkonen, a two-time America East Performer of the Week this season, has won two individual titles in as many attempts. Her victory at the New England Championships earlier this month was her second consecutive first-place finish at the annual race.