BALTIMORE-- The UMBC men's and women's indoor track and field teams travel to Boston to compete in the America East Championships Friday and Saturday. Last year, both teams finished fourth, improving from their sixth place finishes in the 2006-07 season.
Junior Britney Foreman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) leads the women's side, having broken the 60-meter dash five times this season, while freshman Imani Colbert (Upper Marlboro, Md./C.H. Flowers) has broken the UMBC record in the 60-meter hurdles in her opening campaign.
Junior Sara Parkinson (Chorley, England/Loughborough University) has followed up an impressive cross country season by qualifying for the ECAC Championships in the 1-mile run.
On the men's side, junior Adrian Arthur (Bowie, Md./Bowie) has qualifed for the IC4A Championships in March in two different events, 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash. Fellow junior Dominic Devaud (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) leads the Retrievers in the heptathlon, qualifying for the IC4A's at the Lehigh Covert Classic in late January.
Sophomore transfer Victor Gilreath (Catonsville, Md./Western Tech/Maryland) has broken the UMBC record in the triple jump in his first year as a Retriever, while freshman Joshua Hewitson (New Market, Md./Linganore) has qualified for the IC4A Championships in the 500-meter dash.
Friday's competition starts with the heptathlon and pentathlon at 10 a.m. while the afternoon session starts at 3 p.m., with the prelims of the sprint events and finals of numerous events, including the pole vault, long jump and 5,000-meter run.