2014-15 Women's Track & Field News

June 8, 2015
Jackson, Escobedo, Ballo are Retriever Candidates for AE Athletes of the Year
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.

May 28, 2015
UMBC Opens NCAA Preliminaries on Thursday in Jacksonville
UMBC senior Paulette Fogle completed her collegiate career on Thursday in the 400m hurdles. Fogle finished 29th overall and fourth in her heat in the event.

May 24, 2015
Four Retrievers Earn Spots in 2015 NCAA East Preliminaries
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.

May 19, 2015
Cologer, Fogle Earn America East All-Academic Recognition
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.

May 17, 2015
UMBC Finds Success on Day Two of ECAC/IC4A Championships
The UMBC track and field team completed the second day of the ECAC/IC4A meet on Saturday. Several Retrievers qualified for final heats on Sunday, as UMBC wraps up the 2015 outdoor season.

May 17, 2015
UMBC Track and Field Concludes ECAC/IC4A Championships in Grand Fashion
The UMBC track and field team concluded the three day meet on Sunday with several Retrievers taking home top eight finishes.

May 16, 2015
Retrievers Kick Off ECAC/IC4A Competition on Friday
A handful of UMBC track and field athletes competed on day one of the ECAC/IC4A Championships in Princeton, N.J. on Friday. The meet will continue through Saturday from Princeton University.

May 14, 2015
Retrievers Head to Princeton for ECAC/IC4A Championships
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.

May 7, 2015
Jackson Earns ECAC Athlete of the Week
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.

May 3, 2015
UMBC Track and Field Records Best Finish in Program History at America East Championships
The UMBC track and field team concluded the America East Championships on Sunday in Albany. Both the men and the women finished in second place, their best finishes at the meet in program history.

May 2, 2015
UMBC Track and Field Off to Strong Start at 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.

May 1, 2015
UMBC Track and Field Heads to Albany for America East Championships This Weekend
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.

April 25, 2015
Records Fall on Final Day of Penn Relays
The 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.

April 24, 2015
UMBC Completes Day Two of Penn Relays
UMBC 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.

April 24, 2015
Retrievers Kick Off Penn Relays in Strong Fashion
The UMBC track and field team took to the City of Brotherly Love for the 121st Penn Relays. Day One saw the distance medley relay team lower their school record on a cold day.

April 22, 2015
UMBC Heads to the City of Brotherly Love for Penn Relays
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.

April 21, 2015
Ozi Edokobi Earns America East Field Performer of the Week
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.

April 18, 2015
Retrievers Close Out Morgan State Legacy/Larry Ellis Meets on Saturday
The UMBC track and field teams closed out competition at the Morgan State Legacy Meet on Saturday. The women’s team finished in third place and the men finished in fifth on the day.

April 18, 2015
UMBC Opens Morgan State Legacy Meet in High Fashion
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.

April 17, 2015
Track and Field Takes Part in Morgan State Legacy Meet This Weekend
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.

April 14, 2015
Rentzsch, Jackson Earn America East Performers of the Week
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.

April 12, 2015
UMBC Completes Mason Spring Invitational on High Note
The UMBC track and field teams returned to action at the Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday. The Retrievers had a strong showing at the event, as they gear up toward the America East Championships.

April 10, 2015
UMBC Makes Trek to George Mason for Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday
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.

April 7, 2015
Jackson Earns America East Honors for Second Consecutive Week
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.

April 4, 2015
Retrievers Close out Florida and Colonial Relays
The UMBC track and field teams concluded their respective relays on Saturday. Both teams are prepping themselves for the America East Championships later in April.

April 4, 2015
UMBC Shines on Day One of Florida Relays and Colonial Relays
The UMBC track and field teams split up this weekend, with part of the team in Gainesville, Fla. at the Pepsi Florida Relays, while others are at the Colonial Relays.

April 2, 2015
UMBC Continues Outdoor Season at Florida Relays and Colonial Relays
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.

March 31, 2015
Jackson Earns America East Track Performer of the Week
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.

March 28, 2015
UMBC Races Past Field at Big Dawg Invitational
The UMBC Retrievers hosted the annual Big Dawg Invitational at UMBC Stadium in Baltimore, MD. UMBC raced past the field to pick up victories on Saturday.

March 27, 2015
UMBC Opens Outdoor Season with Big Dawg Invitational on Saturday
The UMBC track and field team opens up the 2015 outdoor season with the Big Dawg Invitational at UMBC Stadium on Saturday. The meet will feature five other schools, including UMBC beginning at 10:00 a.m.

March 8, 2015
Jackson Leads the Field at ECAC Championships
UMBC senior Mercedes Jackson earned ECAC Most Outstanding Performer after winning the 60m dash on Sunday. She is one of several Retrievers to have strong performances at the meet.

March 7, 2015
Retrievers Shine on Day One of ECAC/IC4A Championships
UMBC track and field took part in the ECAC/IC4A Championships on Saturday at Boston University. Several Retrievers had school record breaking performances, and many qualified for finals tomorrow.

March 5, 2015
Several Retrievers Head to Boston for IC4A Championships
UMBC track and field will head to Boston University for the 2015 ECAC/IC4A Championships. The Retrievers are coming off a second place (women) and fifth place (men) finish at the America East Championships two weeks ago.

February 21, 2015
Retriever Women Place Second, Men Fifth at America East Championships
The Retriever women came close to the top, but fell just short, as Albany took both the men’s and women’s championships at The Armory. The UMBC men finished in fifth place at the meet.

February 20, 2015
Track and Field Opens Strong In America East Championships
The UMBC track and field teams took to the Armory in New York, looking to capture their first America East title. The Retrievers had a strong showing on day one, with several runners advancing to final heats.

February 19, 2015
UMBC Track and Field Looks to Claim America East Championship This Weekend
UMBC track and field will head to The Armory for the second time this year, looking to improve on their fifth place finish at last year’s America East Championships. Both the men and women finished in the fifth spot, as Albany claimed the title for the men and women.

February 10, 2015
Jackson Earns America East Track Performer of the Week
UMBC 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.

February 7, 2015
Retrievers Continue Success on Final Day of Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup
The UMBC broke more school records on the final day of the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, hosted by Penn State University.

February 6, 2015
Records Fall, As Retrievers Complete Day One of the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup
The UMBC women’s distance medley team continues to impress and break records, as they set the school mark with their run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup.

February 5, 2015
The Retrievers Head Back to Penn State for Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup
UMBC will head to State College, Pa. for the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup as the final tune up before the America East Championships. This will be the third time this winter the Retrievers will be at a meet hosted by Penn State.

January 31, 2015
UMBC Finishes at Penn State Open and Patriot Games
The UMBC track and field teams finished up their impressive weekends, by taking it to the field at both the Penn State Open and Patriot Games on Saturday. The Retrievers were paced by Yao Adantor, who set another school record.

January 30, 2015
Retrievers Start Strong at Penn State National Open
The UMBC track and field team kicked off the Penn State National Open on Friday with several Retrievers placing in the top ten of their events.

January 29, 2015
UMBC Track and Field Travel to Penn State and George Mason This Weekend
UMBC will head to two separate meets this weekend, the Penn State National Open and the George Mason Patriot Games. Majority of the teams will be in Virginia, while others will head to Happy Valley. This will be the second to last weekend before the teams head to the America East Championships at the end of February.

January 24, 2015
Another Successful Day on the Track for UMBC at the Metro Team Challenge
The UMBC track and field teams had a stellar showing at the Metro Team Challenge on Friday. Several Retrievers placed in the top five of their respective events.

January 22, 2015
New York State of Mind: Retrievers Head to the Big Apple for Metro Team Challenge
The UMBC track and field team heads to New York, N.Y. to take part in the Metro Team Challenge on Friday. Several Retrievers have qualified for ECAC/IC4A competition, as new school records fell last weekend.

January 17, 2015
Several Retrievers Hit ECAC/IC4A Qualifying Marks at Terrapin Invitational
The UMBC men's and women's track and field teams took to Landover to compete in the Terrapin Invitational. Several Retrievers qualified for ECAC/IC4A competition on the day.

January 16, 2015
UMBC Travels to Maryland to Take Part in Terrapin Invitational This Weekend
The UMBC track and field team heads to College Park to take part in the Terrapin Invitational this Saturday. The Retrievers are coming off solid performances at the Penn State Relays, as they gear up toward the America East Championships.

January 14, 2015
Mercedes Jackson Earns America East Track Performer of the Week Honors
Senior Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) earned America East Performer of the Week honors for her stellar performance at the Penn State Relays. Jackson took home gold in the 60m dash, while finishing second in the 200m dash.

January 10, 2015
Jackson and Omar Pace UMBC at Penn State Relays
Several Retrievers earn first place finishes, as the UMBC track and field squads have a strong showing at the Penn State Relays.

January 7, 2015
UMBC Returns to the track at the Penn State Relays on Saturday
The UMBC track and field team will head to Happy Valley to take part in the Penn State Relays on Saturday. The Retrievers will be a part of the 16 team field at the Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on the campus of Penn State University.

December 6, 2014
UMBC Has Strong Showing at Bison Opener
The UMBC track and field team opened the season at the Bison Opener on Saturday. Several Retrievers took home first place finishes, with many of them earning school and facilities records.

December 5, 2014
UMBC Track and Field Opens the Indoor Season at Bison Opener
The 2014-15 indoor track and field season will open up at the Bison Opener, hosted by Bucknell University this weekend. UMBC will look to improve upon their fifth place finishes on both the men’s and women’s sides.

July 23, 2014
UMBC Women’s Track and Field Receives All-Academic Team Honor from USTFCCCA
NEW ORLEANS – The UMBC women’s track and field team has received the All-Academic Team honor from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced late Tuesday night.