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UMBC Women's Cross Country Finished Third in Cappy Anderson Invitational Saturday, Men Place Fifth
Senior Sara Parkinson finished 11th Saturday.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md.óThe UMBC womenís cross country placed third in the UMES Cappy Anderson Invitational in Princess Anne, Md. on Saturday. The menís team finished fifth.
Senior Sara Parkinson (Lancashire, England/Loughborough University) finished 11th overall in a 5K time of 18:07, while fellow senior Suzanne Gabriel (Falls Church, Va./McLean) placed 16th overall in 18:39.
Sophomore Keri Wilson (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) (19:21) and freshmen Megan Arnold (Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek Regional) (19:44) and Laura Blevins (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) (20:16) rounded out the scoring five for the Retrievers, who scored 75 points.
On the menís side, senior Andrew Madison (Edgewater, Md./South River) led UMBC across the line, finishing in 21st overall in a time of 26:01.15. Junior Chris Bowie (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) was second, placing 38th in a time of 26:48.13.
Senior Michael Christmas (Invercargill, New Zealand/James Hargest College) and freshman Josh Day (Fort Meade, Md./Meade) and Aristolte Johnson (Dover, Del./Dover) rounded out the scoring five. The Retrievers scored 119 points and averaged 26:50.04 in the 8K race.
Princeton won both the menís and womenís races.
The Retrievers return to action Oct.2 when they take part in the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.