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Five UMBC Records, Four Wins Highlight Final Day of AEC's as Track and Field Finishes Fourth and Fifth
Freshman Amanda Deller
DURHAM, N.H.óThe UMBC menís and womenís track and field teams broke five school records and finished fourth and fifth, respectively, as the 2010 America East Outdoor Championships concluded Sunday in Durham, N.H.
The men finished with 120.5 points behind
Senior Victor Gilreath (
On the menís side, junior Keith Onto (
In the 110-meter hurdles, senior Camal Pugh (
Senior Michael Christmas (
The 4x100m relay team of seniors Justin Acker (Bowie, Md./Bowie/Salisbury), Adrian Arthur (Bowie, Md./Bowie), Jason Powell (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) and Antonio Thomas (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) finished second in an IC4A-qualifying time of 41.657, just three one-thousandths of a second by Albany.
Thomas won two additional silvers in the 100-meter dash (11.01) and the 200-meter dash (21.81), while Arthur and Acker finished third and sixth in the 100, respectively.
Sophomore Aaron Brooks (Upper Marlboro, Md./Dematha) claimed bronze in the discus throw with a heave of 45.47m and fifth in the shot put with a throw of 15.08m.
On the womenís side, freshman Amanda Deller (
The 4x100m relay team of junior Nicole Smalls (Prince Frederick, Md./Calvert/Morgan State), freshman Ashley Ajayi (Bowie, Md./Elizabeth Seton), sophomore Imani Colbert (Upper Marlboro, Md./C.H. Flowers) and senior Britney Foreman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) broke the UMBC record and finished fourth in an ECAC-qualifying time of 47.18.
Freshman Chowan Brightful (New Market, Md./Linganore) took sixth in the heptathlon with a school record 4,299 points. She placed first in the 100-meter hurdles portion in 14.66.
Foreman finished fourth in the 100-meter dash, while Colbert placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.
Senior Sara Parkinson (
The Retrievers return to action May 14-16 for the ECAC/IC4A Championships in