Omar Paces Retrievers at Paul Short Invitational

Omar Paces Retrievers at Paul Short Invitational


Bethlehem, Pa.—Junior Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) led the team with a 35th place finish on Saturday. Omar and the Retrievers finished in 12th place out of the 41 team event at Lehigh University.

Omar turned in his best performance of the season on the 8k course, finishing with a time of 24:37, good for 35th place. Junior Austin Hayslett (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) finished in 24:45 in 45th place as the second Retriever across the finish line.

Senior Eric Schuler (Columbia, Md./Reservoir) and sophomore Jon Luckin (Parkton, Md./Hereford) were the third and fourth finishers for UMBC with times of 25:00 (76th) and 25:21 (108th) respectively.

Navy won the event, scoring 95 points. Mike Biwott of American International won the event with a time of 23:28.

The Retrievers finish out the regular season at the Princeton Invitational on October 18. The race is set to begin at 10:00 a.m.