Parkinson Wins Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals as Cross Country Opens 2010 Season

Senior Sara Parkinson
Senior Sara Parkinson

EMMITSBURG, Md.—Senior Sara Parkinson (Lancashire, England/Loughborough University) won the women's race, while junior Sam Boimov finished second in the men's race as the UMBC men's and women's cross country teams opened their 2010 seasons at the Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals Friday. The men's team finished second with a dual record of 4-1, while the women finished fifth at 2-4.


Parkinson, who finished second in this meet last year, finished in a time of 17:47.47, over 18 seconds faster than second place and 37 seconds faster than last year.


Junior Keri Wilson (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) crossed the line second for the Retrievers in 10th overall in a time of 19:51.69. Sophomore Laura Blevins (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) placed 23rd overall, while senior Cortney Crouse (Union Bridge, Md./Linganore) and freshman Cody Mezebish(Westminster, Md./South Carroll) rounded out the scoring five for the Retrievers.


On the men's side, Boimov, who transferred in the Spring to UMBC, finished in a time of 15:41.09, while freshman Vinny Di Salvo (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) placed ninth overall in 15:58.60.


Senior Chris Bowie (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) crossed the line 12th overall, while freshmen Brandan McGee (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood) and Nicolas Escobar (Derwood, Md./Magruder) rounded out the scoring five, finishing 17th and 18th overall, respectively.


The Retrievers return to action on Sept. 18 for the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md.


Men's Team Records
American, 5-0
UMBC, 4-1
George Washington, 3-2
Saint Francis (Pa.), 2-3
Mount St. Mary's, 1-4
Navy, 0-5


Men's Team Scores
American 15, George Washington 49
American 15, Mount St. Mary's 48
American 15, Saint Francis (Pa.) 50
American 19, UMBC 41
American 15, Navy 49
George Washington 26, Mount St. Mary's 31
George Washington 24, Saint Francis (Pa.) 33
UMBC 17, George Washington 42
George Washington 25, Navy 32
Saint Francis (Pa.) 26, Mount St. Mary's 29
UMBC 18, Mount St. Mary's 45
Mount St. Mary's 24, Navy 31
UMBC 15, Saint Francis (Pa.) 49
Saint Francis (Pa.) 24, Navy 32
UMBC 17, Navy 46


Women's Team Records
American, 6-0
George Mason, 5-1
Mount St. Mary's, 4-2
Maryland, 3-3
UMBC, 2-4
Saint Francis (Pa.), 1-5
George Washington, 0-6


Women's Team Scores
American 26, George Mason 30
American 18, George Washington 43
American 22, Mount St. Mary's 33
American 17, Saint Francis (Pa.) 41
American 24, UMBC 33
American 20, Maryland 35
George Mason 19, George Washington 40
George Mason 24, Mount St. Mary's 32
George Mason 19, Saint Francis (Pa.) 39
George Mason 22, UMBC 36
George Mason 19, Maryland 39
Mount St. Mary's 19, George Washington 37
Saint Francis (Pa.) 22, George Washington 34
UMBC 20, George Washington 37
Maryland 20, George Washington 35
Mount St. Mary's 21, Saint Francis (Pa.) 34
Mount St. Mary's 26, UMBC 29
Mount St. Mary's 23, Maryland 32
UMBC 23, Saint Francis (Pa.) 32
Maryland 25, Saint Francis (Pa.) 30
Maryland 27, UMBC 28