Track and Field Earns Five Medals at Morgan State Legacy Meet

Senior Martin Nevarez
Senior Martin Nevarez

BALTIMORE—The UMBC men's and women's track and field teams competed at the 8th annual Morgan State Legacy Meet this weekend, earning five medals.


Senior Martin Nevarez (Casa Grande, Ariz./Central Arizona College) took home silver in the men's pole vault with a mark of 4.47m (14'8"), while junior Aaron Brooks (Upper Marlboro, Md./Dematha) earned silver in the men's discus throw with a heave of 46.95m (154').


In the men's 1,500-meter run, junior Tim Jones (New Market, Md./Linganore) earned bronze in 4:03.91, while freshman Eric Wood (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) crossed the line fifth in 4:06.94.


Sophomore Shioma Obemeata (New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Preparatory/St. Francis College) earned bronze in the men's triple jump with a leap of 13.94m (45'9"), while freshman Mo Drammeh (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) placed seventh with a mark of 11.74m (38'6.25"). Drammeh also finished fifth in the high jump, hitting a height of 1.93m (6'4").


Freshman John Rybak (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) earned bronze in the decathlon with 4,873 points.


Junior Imani Colbert (Upper Marlboro, Md./C.H. Flowers) placed fifth in the women's 100-meter hurdles in 14.41, while senior Keith Brown (Columbia, Md./McDonough) finished sixth in the men's 110-meter hurdles in a time of 15.01.


Brooks and sophomore Cameron McDearmon (Owings Mills, Md./Franklin) finished fifth and seventh in the men's shot put with marks of 15.09m (49'6.25") and 14.58m (47'10"), respectively. Junior Chrissy Robinson (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) placed sixth in the women's shot put with a throw of 12.54m (41'1.75").


Senior Cortney Crouse (Union Bridge, Md./Linganore) crossed the line sixth in the women's 1,500-meter run in 4:54.38.


The Retrievers return to action next weekend for the historic Penn Relays in Philadelphia.


Full results will be posted as they come available.