Retrievers Complete Day One of Penn State National Open

Retrievers Complete Day One of Penn State National Open

Day One Results

State College, Pa.—Several Retrievers competed on the first day of the Penn State National Open on Friday. Senior Hassan Omar led the pack with a fourth place finish in the 5,000m run.

Omar took third with a time of 14:34.28, the best finish of any Retriever on the day.  Classmate Daryian Miles finished 17th in the 60m dash prelims, crossing the tape in a time of 6.96.

A triad of Retrievers took to the heptathlon, as Christian Kallenberg took first in the shot put portion with his best toss of 14.20m. Kallenberg out-threw Vincent Rentzsch, who finished with a toss of 13.91m. 

On the women's side, Sophia Cologer paced the Retrievers with a 14th place finish in the 5,000m run. The Annapolis native finished in a time of 17:51.88. Seniors Harmony Roche and Nicole Dawson also competed in the event with a 16th place (17:58.03) and 21st place finish (19:13.04) respectively.

Nneoma Edokobi led UMBC in the field events, taking 16th in the weighted throw with a toss of 15.98m. Classmate Jennifer Nelson placed 21st with a throw of 14.72m. 

Day two of the event begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow, January 30. The men and women will also be competing at the Terrapin Invitational tomorrow starting at 10 a.m.