Men Take Second, Women Seventh at Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup

Men Take Second, Women Seventh at Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup

Full Results

State College, Pa.—UMBC track and field concluded the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup on Saturday, as the men placed second and the women took seventh in the meet.

James Oakley had the best finish by a Retriever on Saturday, taking gold in the 200m dash with a time of 21.59. Urgy Eado and Jamal Cody earned second place finishes in the 800m and 400m runs respectively. Eado finished in a time of 1:51.95, while Cody finished in 49.28.

A quartet of Retrievers finished in the top six in the 3,000m run, led by Matt Bennett. Bennett took third in a time of 8:32.19. Matthew Kane (8:32.19), Austin Hayslett (8:34.76) and Nathan Nadal (8:38.52) finished fourth-fifth-sixth respectively.

The men's 4x400m relay team of Darrius Oxley, Cody, Oakley and John Oputa took second with a time of 3:17.74.

Chase DeWitt led the field athetes, taking third in the shot put with a toss of 14.99m (49'2.25"). Jacob Netschke earned a spot in the IC4A meet with a jump of 2.04m (6'8.25") in the high jump, taking sixth.

Funmi Daramola and Sophia Cologer led the women on the track. Daramola earned a spot in the ECAC Championships with her fifth place finish in the 200m dash, clocking in with a time of 25.04.

Cologer earned sixth in the 3,000m run, crossing the finish line in a time of 10:02.06.

The 4x400m relay team of Daramola, Kaya Knake, Tori Johnson and Amani Wallace finished in seventh place with a time of 3:53.99 in the lone relay contested on Saturday. 

UMBC will have their final tune-up before the America East Championships at the Penn State Tune Up Meet on Saturday, Feb. 18 in State College.