Boston, Mass.—UMBC senior Mercedes Jackson won America East Track Performer of the Week , as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Jackson won a pair of races to help lead the Retrievers at the Big Dawg Invitational.
Jackson turned in a pair of top performances at the meet. Mercedes ran a 12.10 in the 100m dash, a time that currently ranks as the top in the America East. Jackson followed that up with a win in the 200m dash, crossing the tape in 25.31.
The Retrievers will return to the track this weekend. The teams will split up, with some members heading to the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville and the others at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va. Both meets will take place on Friday and Saturday April 3-4.