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 Wednesday. Omar led the Retrievers at the Penn Relays by setting the school record in the 5,000m run.
The Frederick native crossed the finish line in seventh place with a time of 14:08.93, breaking Anthony Kellhower's previous record of 14:09.20 set in 2007.
The Retrievers kick off postseason action at the 2016 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8. This year's championships will be held at Frank H. Livak Track and Field Facility, hosted by Vermont.