Boston, Mass.—UMBC track and field senior Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) was named America East Track Performer of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. Omar had a standout weekend, breaking the school record in the 3,000m at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup.
Omar finished the race in first place with a time of 8:05.13. The run was the 39th fastest time in the nation this past week and the best by an America East competitor this season by over 11 seconds.
The Retrievers are back on the track on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Fastrack National Qualifier in Staten Island, N.Y.