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Christmas, Parkinson Break UMBC Records at IC4A/ECAC Championships
Senior Michael Christmas
PRINCETON, N.J.—Seniors Michael Christmas (Invercargill, New Zealand/James Hargest College) and Sara Parkinson (Chorley, England/Loughborough University) broke school records as the UMBC men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the IC4A/ECAC Championships this weekend in Princeton, N.J. The men finished 24th with 14 points.
Christmas finished 11th in the men’s 800-meter run in a time of 1:50.67, while Parkinson placed ninth in the women’s 5,000-meter run in 16:45.86, almost 20 seconds faster than her previous best.
Seniors Keith Onto (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant Boro/St. Francis (Pa.)) and Dominic Devaud (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) earned silver and bronze in the decathlon, earning 6,919 and 6,679 points, respectively.
Sophomore Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) earned eighth in the shot put with a throw of 14.13m (46’4.29”) to earn the women’s only point of the competition.
Junior Imani Colbert (Upper Marlboro, Md./C.H. Flowers) qualified for the semi-finals and finished 13th in the women’s 100-meter hurdles in 14.24.