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Track and Field Returns to Boston to Compete in the IC4A and ECAC Meets
Mercedes Jackson was named the 2012 America East Most Outstanding Rookie
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC track and field teams travel to Boston for the second time in three weeks to complete the indoor season this weekend at the IC4A Championships and ECAC Championships. The men’s IC4A Championships will take place at Boston University and the women’s ECAC meet will be held at Reggie Lewis Center.
America East Most Outstanding Rookie Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) is seeded sixth in the 60m dash and eighth 200m dash. She is on top of the Retrievers’ record book in both events and has broken her own records multiple times this season.
Also repeatedly breaking records is the 400m relay team of Kirsten Jones (Brentwood, Tenn./M.L.K Magnet), Deborah Adelola (Lanham, Md./Bladensburg), Paulette Fogle (Washington, D.C./Bishop McNamara) and Kalane’ Abbey (Laurel, Md./Laurel). They will be competing in Boston for UMBC.
Junior Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen), the America East Most Outstanding Field Performer, returns to competition after earning two gold metals at the America East Championships in the shot put and weight throw. She is ranked seventh in shot put and will compete to reclaim title as All-East performer.
On the field for men, Cameron McDearmon (Owings Mills, Md./Franklin) will compete in the weight throw, where he is currently seated 15th on IC4A psych sheets. McDearmon will be accompanying teammate Aaron Brooks (Upper Marlboro, Md./Dematha) in the shot put and Chris Nash (Parkton, Md./Hereford) in weight throw.
Junior Trae Proctor is ranked 14th in the IC4A region. Proctor recently brought home a gold in the 60m hurdles from the America East Championships for a second consecutive year.
The ECAC meet will begin on Saturday at 1:10pm and again on Sunday at 12pm.
IC4A men’s meet will open at 1 p.m., Saturday afternoon and again at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.