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Track and Field Opens 2010 Outdoor Season with Two Wins at Maryland Invitational Saturday
COLLEGE PARK, Md.—The UMBC men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their 2010 outdoor seasons Saturday in College Park, Md. for the Maryland Invitational. Two Retrievers, senior Victor Gilreath (Catonsville, Md./Western Tech/Maryland) and sophomore Imani Colbert (Upper Marlboro, Md./C.H. Flowers) brought home golds.
Gilreath won the men’s triple jump with a leap of 14.42m (47’3.75”), while he earned silver in the high jump at 1.93m (6’4”). Fellow senior Brian Pendleton (Aberdeen, Md./Harford Tech) finished second in both the triple jump and the long jump, hitting marks of 14.08m (46’2.5”) and 6.70m (21’11.75”), respectively.
Sophomore Roy Jones (New Market, Md./Linganore) finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:58.39.
On the women’s side, Colbert finished first in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 15.02, while fellow sophomore Fallon Rovel-Jones (Owings Mills, Md./New Town) earned bronze in 15.60.
The 4x100-meter relay team of freshman Ashley Ajayi (Bowie, Md./Elizabeth Seton), senior Tawana Wilson (Yorktown, Va./Tabb), Colbert and senior Britney Foreman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) took home silver in a time of 48.20. Foreman earned bronze in the 100-meter dash in an ECAC-qualifying time of 12.30.
On the jumps junior Jasmine Batchelor (Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale) and freshman Chowan Brightful (New Market, Md./Linganore) tied for third in the high jump with leaps of 1.52m (4’11.75”), while sophomore Kiki Malomo-Paris (Northern Ireland/Glenlola Collegiate School) placed third in the long jump, hitting a mark of 5.64m (18’6”).
The Retrievers return to action next Saturday when they take part in the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va.