Jackson, Escobedo, Ballo are Retriever Candidates for AE Athletes of the YearRetriever 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 Retrievers Earn Spots in 2015 NCAA East PreliminariesFour 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.
Cologer, Fogle Earn America East All-Academic RecognitionA 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.
Retrievers Head to Princeton for ECAC/IC4A ChampionshipsUMBC 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.
Jackson Earns ECAC Athlete of the WeekUMBC 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.
Records Fall on Final Day of Penn RelaysThe UMBC track and field team closed out the Penn Relays is record breaking fashion on Saturday. There were a couple school records broken, and several strong performances throughout the day.
UMBC Completes Day Two of Penn RelaysUMBC track and field completed day two of the Penn Relays on Friday. The Retrievers will conclude the iconic meet on Saturday from the University of Pennsylvania.
UMBC Heads to the City of Brotherly Love for Penn RelaysThe 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.
Ozi Edokobi Earns America East Field Performer of the WeekUMBC 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.
UMBC Opens Morgan State Legacy Meet in High FashionThe 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.
Rentzsch, Jackson Earn America East Performers of the WeekUMBC 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.
Jackson Earns America East Track Performer of the WeekUMBC track and field senior Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtwon, Md./Huntingtown) earned America East Track Performer of the Week honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. This is her third selection of the season.