BETHLEHEM, Pa.—The UMBC men's and women's cross country teams took part in the Paul Short Run Friday morning and both finished 35th in the team standings.
On the women's side, senior Sara Parkinson (Lancashire, England/Loughborough University) placed 32nd overall and crossed the line first for the Retrievers in a time of 21:20, while junior Keri Wilson (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) finished 174th in 22:52. Freshman Cody Mezebish (Westminster, Md./South Carroll), sophomore Laura Blevins (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and senior Cortney Crouse (Union Bridge, Md./Linganore) rounded out the scoring five.
On the men's side, junior Sam Boimov (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg/Salisbury) placed 123rd overall in 25:21 to cross the line finish first for the Retrievers. Freshman Brandan McGee (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood) finished nine seconds later, while senior Chris Bowie (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase), freshman Nic Escobar(Derwood, Md./Magruder) and senior Michael Christmas (Invercargill, New Zealand/James Hargest College) completed the scoring five.
The Retrievers return to action Oct. 16 for the Princeton Invitational in Princeton, N.J.