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UMBC MENíS CROSS COUNTRY CAPTURES AMERICA EAST TITLE
Izudin Mehmedovic led the UMBC men's cross country team across the line at the America East Championships Saturday.
Binghamton, N.Y. - The UMBC menís cross country team placed all five scorers in the top-16 as the Retrievers claimed the America East title at the conference championships held at Binghamton on Saturday afternoon. The UMBC womenís team took home eighth place in the meet. Coaching Staff of the Year honors were awarded to the Stony Brook women and the UMBC men. The Seawolves, led by Andy Ronan, and the Retrievers, guided by Murray Davis, are both are first-time recipients of the honor, which is voted on by the league's coaches.
Despite being picked to finish fifth in the preseason coaches' poll, the UMBC men's cross country team took home its first men's title. The Retrievers scored 52 points to out-pace preseason favorite
Izudin Mehmedovic led the Retrievers across the line in the 8,000m run with a time of 26:03.3 for fourth place overall. J.J. Wetzel took eighth place in 26:12.3 followed by Shawn Shokry in 11th place in 26:31.5. Rounding out the Retriever scoring was Anthony Kelhower in 26:37.2 for 13th place and Blake Davis in 16th place in 26:43.0.
Stefanie Thomas scored the Retriever womenís teamís top finish with a 20th place finish in the 5,000m run, recording a time of 19:41.9. Kathleen Galan took 26th in 19:58.5 followed by Tawny Barin in 42 in 21:00.2, Allison Mathis in 51st in 21:31.8 and Morgan Little in 53rd in 21:42.0.
The women's all-conference team, which is made up of the top-10 finishers in the championship event, consists of Binghamton's Katie Radzik (third) and Stacy Kramer (seventh), Boston University's Ryan (second), Abbey Sadowski (fourth) and Christine Laakso (eighth), Maine's Heather Jovanelli (10th), New Hampshire's Catherine Parker (fifth) and Stony Brook's Joy (first), Dana Hastie (sixth) and Sarah Herbert (ninth).
The men's all-conference squad features Albany's Ricardo Estremara (second) and Robbie Freeman (seventh), Boston University's Patrick Hoye (ninth), Maine's Davis (first) and Joshua Trevino (sixth), UMBC's Izudin Mehmedovic (fourth) and J.J. Wetzel (eighth), New Hampshire's Matthew Russell (fifth) and Robert Edgerton (10th) and Stony Brook's Shaun Krawitz (third).