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2013-14 Men's Cross Country News

February 13, 2014
UMBC’s Schuler Named America East’s Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC junior Eric Schuler has been named the America East Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete for the Fall 2013 season, the conference office announced on Thursday afternoon.

November 20, 2013
Four Retrievers Earn a Spot on America East Cross Country All-Academic Squads
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore All-Conference selection Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) headlined a quartet of UMBC cross country athletes selected to the 2013 America East All-Academic Team, the conference office announced on Wednesday morning.

November 19, 2013
Omar Named to USTFCCCA All-Region Team
NEW ORLEANS – UMBC sophomore Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team, the organization announced on Monday evening.

November 15, 2013
Omar Breaks Another School Record as Retrievers Place Ninth at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals for First-Ever Top-Ten Finish
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – UMBC sophomore Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) claimed another school record and led the Retrievers for the third consecutive competition, and fourth time this season, as the UMBC men’s cross country team placed ninth overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, Friday afternoon at Lehigh’s 10k Goodman Course.

November 14, 2013
UMBC Cross Country Heads Back to Lehigh for NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals
BALTIMORE – With the men collecting their first America East championship since 2005, and the women posting their best-ever finish at the conference race two weeks ago, the UMBC cross country teams return to Lehigh for the 2013 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional meet, Friday afternoon in Bethlehem, Pa.

November 4, 2013
Men’s Cross Country Holds on to No. 10 Spot in Latest USTFCCCA Poll
NEW ORLEANS – After winning the America East Conference championship on Saturday, its first team title since 2005, the UMBC men’s cross country team has held on to its No. 10 Mid-Atlantic ranking in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Regional Rankings, the organization announced on Monday morning.

November 2, 2013
Champions Again: UMBC Men Win First America East Championship Since 2005
VESTAL, N.Y. – Following a third place finish at last year’s America East Championships, the UMBC men’s cross country team wanted more. A year later, the Retrievers got it, winning the league title Saturday morning at Binghamton University.

November 1, 2013
UMBC Cross Country Returns to Upstate New York Looking to Claim Conference Titles
BALTIMORE – Following a weekend off from competition, the UMBC cross country program heads to upstate New York for the 2013 America East Championships, Saturday, Nov. 2 at Binghamton University. The women’s 5k race is set to kick-off at 11:00 a.m. with the men’s 8k race scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.

October 22, 2013
Omar Named America East Performer of the Week; Men’s Cross Country Holds on to Top-10 Spot in Region
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC sophomore Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) was named the America East Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday morning.

October 22, 2013
Omar Named America East Performer of the Week; Men’s Cross Country Holds on to Top-10 Spot in Region
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC sophomore Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) was named the America East Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday morning.

October 19, 2013
Omar’s School Record Time Paces Men, Mezebish Leads UMBC Women’s Squad at Princeton Invitational
PRINCETON, N.J. – UMBC sophomore Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) set a new school 8k record and paced the Retrievers’ men’s squad for the second time this season with a 16th-place finish and senior Cody Mezebish (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) led the way for the women, Saturday morning at the Princeton Invitational.

October 18, 2013
Cross Country Picks Up Competition at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday
BALTIMORE – Fresh off a weekend away from competition, the UMBC cross country teams travel to New Jersey for the Princeton Invitation on Saturday. The women’s 6k race is set to begin at West Windsor Field at 10:30 a.m. with the men’s 8k competition scheduled to start at 11:15 a.m.

October 7, 2013
Retriever Men Jump to Ninth in Mid-Atlantic for Highest-Ever Ranking in USTFCCCA Regional Poll
NEW ORLEANS – After taking 13th overall out of 47 teams in the Gold Division at the Paul Short Run, the UMBC men’s cross country team has jumped to ninth in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, the organization announced on Monday afternoon.

October 5, 2013
Semeon’s Career-Best Run Leads UMBC Men to 13th- place Finish at Paul Short Run
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – UMBC sophomore Redatu Semeon (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) ran a career-best 8k time of 25:02 to lead the UMBC men’s cross country team to a 13th-place finish in the Gold Division at the Paul Short Run, Saturday morning at Lehigh University’s Goodman Course.

October 4, 2013
Retriever Cross Country Teams Return to Competition at the Paul Short Run on Saturday
BALTIMORE – After two weekends away from competition, the UMBC cross country teams return to the course on Saturday at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University. The race at LU’s Goodman Course is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.

September 16, 2013
UMBC Men’s Cross Country Rises One Spot to No. 13 in USTFCCCA Regional Poll
NEW ORLEANS – Following a fourth place finish at the Navy Invitational this past weekend, the UMBC men’s cross country team has moved up one spot from last week to No. 13 in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association(USTCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Poll, the organization announced on Monday afternoon.

September 14, 2013
Men's Cross Country Places Fourth at Navy Invitational
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - UMBC cross country squads placed fourth against very strong fields at Navy on Saturday. The men competed in the Navy Invitational, while the women were a part of the Salty Dog Invitational. Both of head coach Matt Gittermann’s squads were competing for the second time in the span of eight days.

September 13, 2013
UMBC Cross Country Continues Early Season Schedule with Trip to Navy on Saturday
BALTIMORE – Just a week after earning top-three finishes at the America East Pre-Conference Meet, including a top finish for the men, the UMBC cross country teams continue their early season schedule with a trip to Annapolis, Md. for the Navy Invitational/Salty Dog Invitational Saturday morning.

September 10, 2013
Schuler Receives First America East Performer of the Week Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After winning the America East Pre-Conference Meet at Binghamton last Saturday, UMBC junior Eric Schuler (Columbia, Md./Reservoir) has been named the America East Male Performer of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday morning.

September 7, 2013
Men’s Cross Country Captures America East Pre-Conference Title; Women Place Third
VESTAL, N.Y. – UMBC junior Eric Schuler took top individual honors with sophomore Redatu Semeon close behind in second as the UMBC men’s cross country team won the America East Pre-Conference Meet, Saturday at Binghamton University.

September 5, 2013
With a Mix of Veterans and Newcomers, Cross Country Seeks Breakthrough in 2013
BALTIMORE – A year ago, the UMBC cross country squads both made noticeable strides from the year before. Despite losing two scorers from the 2011 America East Championships, the men’s team jumped five spots and finished in third place at the 2012 meet, the squad’s best finish since winning the league in 2005.

August 26, 2013
Men’s Cross Country Ranked 14th in Mid-Atlantic in USTFCCCA Preseason Poll
NEW ORLEANS – The UMBC men’s cross country team is ranked 14th in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association preseason poll which was released on Monday afternoon.

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