ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Senior Sara Parkinson (Lancashire, England/Loughborough University) finished fourth overall as the UMBC women's cross country team finished seventh at the Salty Dog Invitational, while the men placed fifth in the Navy Invitational Saturday.
Parkinson, who won the season-opening Mount St. Mary's Dual 5K's, finished in a time of 22:36.3. Junior Keri Wilson(Columbia, Md./Long Reach) placed 44th overall, while sophomore Laura Blevins (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake), freshman Cody Mezebish (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) and senior Cortney Crouse (Union Bridge, Md./Linganore) rounded out the scoring five.
On the men's side, freshman Brandan McGee (Hiram,Ohio/Crestwood) led the Retrievers across the line, placing 17th overall in a time of 25:16.85. Junior Sam Boimov (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg) was 30th in 25:33.35, while freshman Nicolas Escobar (Derwood, Md./Magruder), senior Chris Bowie (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) and sophomore TJ Cowing (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) rounded out the scoring five.
The Retrievers return to action Oct. 1 for the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.