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Distance Medley Relay Breaks UMBC Record as Track and Field Completes Colonial Relays Saturday
Senior Suzanne Gabriel
WILLIAMSBURG, Va.óSenior Victor Gilreath (Catonsville, Md./Western Tech/Maryland) earned gold in the menís triple jump and qualified for the IC4A Championships in May with a leap of 14.98m as the UMBC menís and womenís track and field teams concluded action at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va. Saturday.
Gilreath also placed ninth in the high jump with a mark of 1.99m, while junior Keith Onto (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant Boro/St. Francis (PA)) placed 13th at 1.94m.
The 4x100m relay team of seniors Justin Acker, Brian Pendleton (Aberdeen, Md./Harford Tech), Jason Powell (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) and Antonio Thomas (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) finished seventh in a time of 42.53.
The womenís distance medley relay team of senior Suzanne Gabriel (Falls Church, Va./McLean), freshman Megan Arnold (Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek Regional), sophomore Keri Wilson (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) and senior Sara Parkinson (Chorley, England/Loughborough University) broke the UMBC record in a time of 12:20.87, nearly 47 seconds faster than the previous mark.
The Retrievers return to action next weekend in Charlottesville, Va. for the University of Virginia Invitational.
Full results will be posted later this evening.