CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After breaking his own school record for the second consecutive weekend, UMBC senior Trae Proctor (Brandywine, Md./Thomas Stone) has repeated as the America East Track Performer of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.
In addition, the Retriever men's team kept its spot in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Poll, coming in at No. 9 in the second poll of the outdoor season.
Running at the Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday, Proctor breezed by the competition en route to winning the 110m hurdles. The senior qualified second in the prelims with a time of 14.23, but then he smashed his previous school record of 14.05 set last week at the Pepsi Florida Relays by winning the race with a time of 13.88.
Proctor, a two-time America East gold medalist in the event, not only leads the conference with his time, but ranks tied for 17th in the nation with Durell Busby from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Retriever senior is .47 off of the lead pace of 13.41 set by Vanier Joseph from the University of Illinois.
Proctor and the Retriever track and field team return to action with the two-day Morgan State Legacy Meet beginning on Friday afternoon.