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Track and Field Wins Nine Events at Gulden Relays Saturday
Sophomore Imani Colbert
LEWISBURG, Pa.—The UMBC men’s and women’s track and field teams opened 2010 by winning nine events at the Gulden Relays in Lewisburg, Pa. on Saturday.
The Retrievers swept the 60-meter hurdle events with senior Camal Pugh (Clinton, Md./Oxon Hill) and sophomore Imani Colbert (Upper Marlboro, Md./C.H. Flowers) winning in 8.19 and 8.96, respectively. Pugh’s time qualifies him for the IC4A Championships in March.
UMBC also swept the 500-meter dashes with sophomores Joshua Hewitson (New Market, Md./Linganore) and Ashly McClure (Baltimore, Md./Digital Harbor) claiming gold in 1:05.63 and 1:22.00, respectively. Senior Britney Foreman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) won the 60-meter dash in an ECAC-qualifying time of 7.66.
The men’s shuttle meter hurdle team of senior Dominic Devaud (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), freshman Trae Proctor (Brandywine, Md./Thomas Stone), junior Keith Onto (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant Boro/St. Francis (PA)) and Pugh won first in 30.53, breaking the school record by one-hundreth of a second. The women’s 4x200-meter relay team of senior Tawana Wilson (Yorktown, Va./Tabb), sophomore Kiki Malomo-Paris (Northern Ireland/Glenlola Collegiate School), Foreman and sophomore Nicole Smalls also claimed gold in 1:46.20.
Senior Victor Gilreath (Catonsville, Md./Western Tech/Maryland) won the high jump with a leap of 1.99m, while qualifying for the IC4A’s in the triple jump, finishing second with a mark of 14.79m. Freshman Cameron McDearmon (Owings Mills, Md./Franklin) won the shot put 16.12m, while fellow freshman Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) finished third in the women’s shot put with an ECAC-qualifying throw of 13.70m.
The Retrievers return to action next Saturday when they take part in the New York Armory Invite in New York City.