Princeton, N.J.—The UMBC track and field team concluded the three day meet on Sunday with several Retrievers taking home top eight finishes.
The women were led by Sarah Daly, who took third place in the 1,500m finals. After qualifying yesterday, Sarah turned in a time of 4:28.85 to take bronze. Mercedes Jackson took silver in the 100m dash, finishing with a time of 11.65, just .09 of a second off first place. Paulette Fogle finished in seventh place in the 400m hurdles, turning in a time of 59.51.
A day after setting the school record in the 4x400m relay, the team of Mercedes Tillman, Essence Fredericks, Kalane Abbey, and Fogle shattered that record in the finals. The quartet took third with a time of 3:39.07, a full two seconds better than the mark they set yesterday.
In the field, Alisha Beeman placed sixth in the high jump with her best jump coming at 1.67m (5-5.75). The Edokobi sisters, Ozi and Nneoma, placed third and fifth respectively in the shot put. Ozi had her best toss of 14.36m, while Nneoma had hers at 14.07m.
The men saw success in the field and on the track on Sunday. Vincent Rentzsch took silver in the javelin. Rentzsch had his best throw of 66.95m. Yao Adantor finished the shot put competition in fifth place, finishing with his best toss of 16.95m. Isahq Rana finished 12th in the shot put, setting a personal best with a throw of 16.16m.
On the track, the men's 4x800m relay squad of Nick Johnson, Charles Bolinger, Rami Phillips, and Matt Rever took home a fifth place finish. The foursome just missed breaking the school record, by crossing the tape in 7:35.57.
The women finished in fifth place with 32.75 points, while the men took 12th place with 27 points.
A handful of Retrievers will head to the NCAA East Prelims on May 28-30 in Jacksonville, Fla. to close out the season.