State College, Pa.—Senior Hassan Omar broke the school record in the 3,000m on Saturday at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup on Saturday. Several Retrievers posted top marks and ECAC/IC4A qualifying marks.
Omar posted a time of 8:05.13 in the 3,000m run, breaking the school record. His time in the event earned him a first place finish, a full two seconds ahead of second place.
A trio of Retrievers posted sub 50-second times in the 400m dash. Erick Soetje led the pack with a 12th place finish in a time of 49.22. Niko Coaxum (49.58) and Darrius Oxley (49.83) finished 15th and 16th respectively.
In the field, Isahq Rana led the Retrievers with a fourth place finish in the shot put, tossing a 16.45m throw.
On the women's side, Mercedes Tillman led the pack, posting the fifth fastest time in the 200m dash with a time of 25.07 to finish eighth.
Four Retrievers finished in the top 15 of the 3,000m run led by Sophia Cologer. Cologer posted a ninth place finish in a time of 10:14.70. Cologer was followed by Angel Bucci (10:21.52), Harmony Roche (10:23.17) and Olivia Richter (10:24.29) in tenth, 11th and 12th.
UMBC returns to action at the Fastrack Nation Qualifier next Friday, Feb. 19 in Staten Island.