Track and Field Concludes Action at New Balance Collegiate Invitational

Senior Sara Parkinson
Senior Sara Parkinson

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The UMBC completed action in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the famous Armory in New York City Saturday with multiple UMBC season-best times.

Senior Sara Parkinson (Chorley, England/Loughborough University) finished ninth in the women's 1-mile run in a UMBC season-best time of 4:59.81.

Freshman Kirsten Jones (Brentwood, Tenn./M.L.K. Magnet) continued her impressive freshman campaign, producing a UMBC season-best time of 57.14 in the 400-meter dash, placing 11th. Fellow freshman Deborah Adelola (Lanham, Md./Bladensburg) posted a school season-best time of 1:16.73 in the 500-meter dash, finishing ninth.

Sophomore Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) placed 10th in the shot put with a throw of 14.15m, while junior Kiki Malomo-Paris (Northern Ireland/Glenlola Collegiate School) leaped 5.46m in the long jump, a Retriever season-best mark.

On the men's side, freshman Jake Albino (Hampton, N.Y./Minisink Valley) took home second in the 800-meter run, finishing in a UMBC season-best and IC4A-qualifying time of 1:53.94, less than a second off the school record.

Senior Keith Brown (Columbia, Md./McDonough) placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.36, while freshman Mo Drammeh (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) placed third in the high jump (Eastern division) with a leap of 1.98m.

Junior Joshua Hewitson (New Market, Md./Linganore) crossed the line ninth (championship division) in 1:04.22, while fellow junior Arjun Pradeep (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) placed ninth in the college division in 1:06.48. Sophomore Shioma Obemeata (New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Preparatory/St. Francis College) placed 10th in the triple jump with a leap of 14.14m.

In the 3,000-meter run, sophomore TJ Cowing (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) ran a UMBC season-best time of 8:43.22. In the pole vault, senior Martin Nevarez (Casa Grande, Ariz./Central Arizona College) inched closer to the school record, completing a UMBC season-best height of 4.75m.

Freshman Brandan McGee (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood) posted a UMBC-season best time of 14:55.99 in the 5,000-meter run, beating his previous high mark by 15 seconds.

The Retrievers return to New York next weekend to take part in the Rider/Lafayette Winter games.