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Cross Country Finishes 2010 Campaign at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships Saturday
Senior Sara Parkinson
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.óThe UMBC menís and womenís cross country teams concluded the 2010 season Saturday at the 2010 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. The men finished 13th with a score of 347, while the women placed 19th with 585 points.
The women finished in the same position they did a year ago, while the men improved seven places from 2009ís 20th-place finish.
Junior Sam Boimov (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg/Salisbury) led the men across the line, placing 41st overall in a 10K time of 31:33, while freshman Brandan McGee (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood) finished 59th in 31:54.
Rounding out the scoring five were senior Michael Christmas (Invercargill, New Zealand/James Hargest College) in 73rd, senior Chris Bowie (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) in 82nd and junior Roy Jones (New Market, Md./Linganore), who finished 95th.
On the womenís side, senior Sara Parkinson (Lancashire, England/Loughborough University) crossed the line first for the Retrievers in 50th overall in a 6K time of 22:05, while junior Keri Wilson (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) was next in 106th overall in 23:04.
Senior Cortney Crouse (Union Bridge, Md./Linganore) placed 150th, while freshman Cody Mezebish (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) and sophomore Laura Blevins (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) finished close behind, rounding out the scoring five in 153rd and 155th, respectively.
Princeton won the team title on the menís side, while Villanova won the womenís regional championship.