UMBC Track and Field Returns to New York for New York City Gotham Cup on Friday

UMBC Track and Field Returns to New York for New York City Gotham Cup on Friday

Meet Info

Baltimore, Md.—UMBC track and field returns to action on Friday at the NYC Gotham Cup, held at Ocean Breeze Park in Staten Island. The Retrievers are coming off a good showing at the Great Dane Classic last weekend at the same venue.

Meet Info:

What: 2016 New York City Gotham Cup

Where: Ocean Breeze Park – Staten Island, N.Y.

When: Friday, Jan. 22 – 10 a.m.

Social Media: @umbcxctf, @americaeast, #GritAndGlory, #AETF

Last Time Out:

The men were led by senior Hassan Omar, who earned a third place finish in the 3,000m, crossing the tape in a time of 8:23.34. Erick Soetje placed seventh in the 500m, clocking in at 1:04.76. 

Patrick Duboyce finished just outside the top ten, taking 11th in the 5,000m run. Duboyce crossed the finish line in a time of 15:24.77.

The lone relay contested was the 4x400m, in which the Retriever quartet of Niko Coaxum, Erick Soetje, John Oputa and Darrius Oxley took fifth in a time of 3:18.54.

In the field, Isahq Rana led the way with a pair of top ten finishes. Rana took fourth in the shot put with a toss of 16.38m (53'9") and placed eighth in the weighted throw with his best toss of 15.53m (50'11.5"). 

On the women's side, a trio of Retrievers finished near the top of their respective races. Angelina Oputa took 15th in the 800m run, clocking in at 2:18.04. 

Sophia Cologer had the best finish by a Retriever on Saturday, taking 12th in the 3,000m run, finishing in a time of 10:31.30. Harmony Roche added a 13th place finish in the 5,000m run, finishing the race in a time of 18:10.79.

The women's 4x400m relay team of Mercedes TillmanEssence FredericksNailah Johnson and D'Nique Phillip took ninth in a time of 3:55.24.

Nneoma Edokobi and Jennifer Nelson led the way in the field with an 11th and 13th place finish in the shot put and weighted throw. Edokobi had her best toss of 12.36m (40'6.75") while Nelson threw a 15.54m (51'0").

Up Next:

The Retrievers will split next weekend, with some running at the Penn State National Open at Penn State on Friday and Saturday, while others will be competing against Maryland on Saturday.