Essence Fredericks
Essence Fredericks
Height: 5-8
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Carver Center
Position: Distance

2014 Outdoor: Finished 13th in the 800m run at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Vermont… Clocked a season-best time in the event of 2:20.35 at the crosstown Morgan State Legacy Meet… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2013-14 Indoor: Placed 11th in the 800m run at the 2014 America East Indoor Track and Field Championships… Recorded a season-best 800m time of 2:24.51 at the conference meet in New York… Also competed in the 500m run during the winter season, recording a season-best time of 1:18.49 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational.

2013 Outdoor: Competed in the 800m run for the Retrievers, posting a season-best time of 2:25.16 at the George Mason Invitational… Also raced for UMBC at the Big Dawg Invitational and Morgan State Legacy Meet... Named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2012-13 Indoor: Ran the second leg for the distance medley team which set a new school record time of 12:04.24 at the ECAC Championships… Competed in the 200m, 400m, 500m, and 800m events during her freshman year with the Retrievers… Recorded her top 500m time of the season, 1:21.22, during a seventh-place finish at the Bison Opener… Top 800m time (2:26.96) came at the Gotham Cup in New York.

Background: Named the team MVP in each of her four seasons at Carver and was named the Female Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2012... Finished fourth at the state meet in the 400m and 800m in 2012... Ran a personal-record 2:21.00 while finishing fourth at the Maryland State Championships as a junior... A member of the National Honor Society at Carver and listed on the school's honor rol each year.

Personal: Daughter of Walter Fredericks and Kere Boyd... Has one younger brother, Cedrick, Jr... Plans to major in financial economics... Born Jan. 12, 1994.