Parkinson Places Seventh as Cross Country Competes at Princeton Invite

Sara Parkinson earned her third top-10 finish of the season.
Sara Parkinson earned her third top-10 finish of the season.

PRINCETON, N.J.—Senior Sara Parkinson (Lancashire,England/Loughborough University) placed seventh overall, as the UMBC women's cross country team finished 10th at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday, while the men came in ninth.


Parkinson claims her third top-10 finish in four meets this season, and she has led the Retrievers across the finish line in all four meets. She finished in a time of 22:34.40.


Junior Keri Wilson (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) placed 36th overall in 23:26.40, while sophomore Laura Blevins (Pasadena,Md./Chesapeake), freshman Cody Mezebish (Westminster,Md./South Carroll) and senior Courtney Crouse (Union Bridge,Md./Linganore) rounded out the scoring five for the Retrievers.


On the men's side, junior Sam Boimov (Montgomery Village,Md./Gaithersburg) led the Retrievers across the line, placing 29th overall in a time of 25:13.20. Freshman Brandon McGee (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood) was 56th in 25:35.70, while sophomore TJ Cowing (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park), junior Roy Jones (New Market, Md./Linganore) and senior Chris Bowie (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) rounded out UMBC's scoring five.


The Retrievers return to action on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the America East Championships in Boston.