A pair of UMBC track and field athletes, as well as the women’s team were honored by the USTFCCCA (United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches’ Association) for their outstanding work on the track and in the classroom, the association announced on Monday.
Retriever fans, the 2014-15 season in the America East has come to an end and for the first time ever, we want YOU to pick the best Male & Female Athlete of the Year. The nominees were chosen by taking the Player of the Year from each of the 18 America East sports resulting in seven male nominees and 11 female nominees. Vote for the America East Male & Female Athlete of the Year from June 8-12 using the link above.
Four UMBC track and field athletes earned spots in the 2015 NCAA East Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla. as announced by the NCAA office. Seniors Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) and Paulette Fogle (Washington, D.C./Bishop McNamara) on the women’s side, and juniors Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany/Elite Sportschule Potsdam) and Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) on the men’s side earned spots. The preliminaries will be held on May 28-30 at University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
A pair of UMBC track and field student-athletes earned America East All-Academic honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Sophomore Sophia Cologer and senior Paulette Fogle earned the award following their strong performances in the classroom and on the track.
UMBC track and field will head to New Jersey for the ECAC/IC4A Championships this weekend. Mercedes Jackson and Hassan Omar took home Most Outstanding Track Performers at the America East Championships two weeks back. Junior Daryian Miles won the Elite 18 Award at the meet, as the Retriever men and women finished in second place, their best finish in program history.
UMBC track and field senior Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) earned ECAC Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, as announced by the ECAC on Wednesday. Jackson earns the honor following her strong, record breaking performance at the America East Championships.
The UMBC track and field team got off to a strong start after day one in Albany. Several Retrievers qualified for final heats tomorrow. After day one, the women are in fourth with 36 points, and the men are in fifth with 28 points.
UMBC track and field will head to the Empire State, looking to bring home a conference championship this weekend. At last year’s meet, the men finished second while the women took home fourth. Mercedes Jackson took home Most Outstanding Track Performer, as well as the Coaches’ Award.
The UMBC track and field team heads to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the iconic Penn Relays on April 23-25. The relays will be held at Franklin Field, at the University of Pennsylvania. This will be the final tune-up before the America East Championships.
UMBC freshman Ozi Edokobi (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) earned America East Field Performer of the Week, as announced by the conference office. Ozi earned the award following a strong performance at the Morgan State Legacy Meet this past weekend.
The UMBC track and field team opened up the 2015 Morgan State Legacy Meet with a slew of strong performances in just a handful of events. The remainder of the meet will kick off this morning at 10:00 a.m.
The UMBC track and field team heads up the road to Morgan State for their annual Legacy Meet this weekend. The meet will be held on Friday and Saturday at Hughes Stadium on campus. This is one of the final tune-ups before the America East Championships in two weeks.
UMBC junior Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany/Elite Sportschule Potsdam) and senior Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) earned America East Performers of the Week, as announced by the conference office. Both Rentzsch and Jackson had big performances at the Mason Spring Invitational this past weekend.
The UMBC track and field team heads to Northern Virginia for the 2015 Mason Spring Invitational this Saturday. The teams are coming off strong performances at the Pepsi Florida and Colonial Relays this past weekend.
UMBC track and field senior Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) earned her second consecutive week. Mercedes had a strong showing in the Pepsi Florida Relays this past weekend, to help her earn the award.
The UMBC track and field teams will split up and head to the Pepsi Florida Relays and Colonial Relays this Friday and Saturday. The teams are coming off strong performances at the Big Dawg Invitational this past weekend.
UMBC senior Mercedes Jackson won America East Track Performer of the Week , as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Jackson won a pair of races to help lead the Retrievers at the Big Dawg Invitational.