COCKEYSVILLE, Md.óThe UMBC menís and womenís cross country teams finished competition on Saturday at the 2008 America East Championships as the men finished fifth with 123 points and the women placed eighth with 192 points.
Senior Anthony Kelhower (Mt. Laurel, N.J./Lenape) finished eighth to earn All-Conference honors in a time of 25:59.5 to lead the Retrievers. On the womenís side, junior Sara Parkinson (Lancashire,England/Loughborough University) earned All-Conference status as she finished ninth in a time of 17:59.7.
Senior Andrew Madison (Edgewater, Md./South River) placed second for the men in a time of 26:15.2, good enough for 14th overall. Sophomore Paul Zwama (Groningen, Netherlands/CSG Dingstede) finished 25th overall in a time of 26:45.2, while Chris Bowie(Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) and Michael Christmas(Invercargill, New Zealand/James Hargest College) rounded out the scoring for the Retrievers, finishing in 32nd and 44th overall, respectively.
On the womenís side junior Suzanne Gabriel (Falls Church, Va./McLean) finished in a time of 18:40.4 to place 23rd overall. Freshman Keri Wilson (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) finished 46th overall, while sophomore Cortney Crouse (Union Bridge, Md./Linganore)and senior Emily Saltsman(Fallston, Md./Fallston) rounded out the scoring for UMBC.
New Hampshire took the menís title, while Stony Brook won the womenís. Boston Universityís Andrea Walkonen won the womenís individual race in a time of 16:48.2, while Stony Brookís Tim Hodge finished in 25:29.3 to win the menís individual title.
The Retrievers return to action Saturday, Nov. 15 when they compete in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, which will be held in Princeton, N.J.