Orono, Maine-- The UMBC men's cross country team took home third place at the America East Championships on Saturday. Junior Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) led the pack with a fifth place finish.
Omar crossed the tape in a time of 24:45.54 to pace the Retrievers. Fellow junior Austin Hayslett (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) and sophomore Jon Luckin (Parkton, Md./Hereford) finished second and third for the Retrievers in 12th and 14th respectively. Hayslett ended with a time of 25.27.12, while Lucking crossed the line in 25:35.06.
Seniors Eric Schuler (Columbia, Md./Reservoir) and Noah Hutton (Whitehall, Md./North Harford/Philadelphia U.) rounded out the scorers for UMBC. Schuler ended in 20th with a time of 25:41.11, and Hutton crossed the tape in 34th place with a time of 26:00.80.
Eric Speakman of Stony Brook took home first place with a time of 2:41.23. Binghamton took home the championship, with four Bearcats finishing in the top 12. UMass Lowell finished in second, followed by the Retrievers. New Hampshire, Stony Brook, Maine, Albany and Hartford rounded out the nine schools.
UMBC is back in action at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, hosted by Penn State on November 14.