Men's Track and Field Wins Terrapin Indoor Invitational
LANDOVER, Md.—Senior Chris Snyder (McConnellsburg, Pa./McConnellsburg) won the 1,000-meter run to lead the UMBC men's track and field team to a first place finish out of 31 schools at the Terrapin Indoor Invitational Saturday. The men finished with 105 points, while the women finished seventh with 29 points.
UMBC went 1-2-3 in the 1,000-meter run, with Snyder winning gold in a UMBC season-best time of 2:30.49. Senior Michael Christmas (Invercargill, New Zealand/James Hargest College) and freshman Jake Albino (Hampton, N.Y./Minisink Valley) earned silver and bronze, finishing in 2:31.39 and 2:31.77, respectively.
Senior Martin Nevarez (Casa Grande, Ariz./Central Arizona College) earned bronze in the pole vault, hitting a mark of 4.70m, while junior Sam Wilson (Davidsonville, Md./South River) and sophomore Sean Kshimetski (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) finished 10th and 11th with vaults of 4.25m and 4.10m, respectively.
Junior Aaron Brooks (Upper Marlboro, Md./Dematha) just missed the school record in the shot put, finishing third with a throw of 15.39m, while sophomore Cameron McDearmon(Owings Mills, Md./Franklin) was ninth with a mark of 13.89m. McDearmon finished third in the weight throw with a heave of 15.90m and Brooks placed sixth with a mark of 15.03m.
In the 800-meter run, freshman Andrew Smith (Chadds Ford, Pa./Garnet Valley) finished fourth in a time of 1:58.61, while junior Roy Jones (New Market, Md./Linganore) crossed just after in fifth in 1:58.86 and fellow junior Patrick Hairfield (Abington, Md./Archbishop Curley) was eighth in 2:00.03.
Senior Chris Bowie (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) finished sixth in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 8:59.94, while junior Tim Jones (New Market, Md./Linganore) placed 10th in the 1-mile run in a time of 4:25.80.
Sophomore Shioma Obembata (New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Preparatory/St. Francis College) placed sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 13.84m.
Freshman Brandan McGee (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood) crossed the line seventh in the 5,000-meter run in 15:11.34, while sophomore TJ Cowing (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) was next in 15:12.39.
Sophomore Trae Proctor (Brandywine, Md./Thomas Stone) placed seventh in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.27. Freshman Dosu Teyibo (Silver Spring, Md./Barrie) placed 10th in the long jump with a leap of 6.26m.
On the women's side, junior Laura Walker (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) broke the school record in the pole vault and earned bronze, reaching a height of 3.20m.
In the shot put, sophomore Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) earned bronze with a throw of 13.39m, while junior Chrissy Robinson (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) hit a mark of 12.57m, good enough for seventh. Deller also took home bronze in the weight throw with a heave of 15.86m.
Junior Kiki Malomo-Paris (Northern Ireland/Glenlola Collegiate School) finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 5.41m, while fellow junior Imani Colbert (Upper Marlboro, Md./C.H. Flowers) placed seventh in the 60-meter hurdles in an ECAC-qualifying and UMBC season-best time of 8.73.
Freshman Deborah Adelola (Lanham, Md./Bladensburg) finished 10th in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:00.01.
The Retrievers return to action next Saturday, with most of the team competing at George Mason, while a few will travel to Penn State.