UMBC Track and Field Heads to Princeton and Morgan State This Weekend

UMBC Track and Field Heads to Princeton and Morgan State This Weekend

Morgan State Legacy Meet Info | Larry Ellis Invitational Info

Baltimore, Md.—UMBC track and field will return to action after having last weekend off at the Morgan State Legacy Meet and the Larry Ellis Invitational. Only a handful of Retrievers will be at Morgan State, while a majority of the team will be at Princeton on Friday and Saturday.

Morgan State Legacy Meet Info:

What: 2016 Morgan State Legacy Meet

Where: Baltimore, Md. – Hughes Stadium

When:  Friday and Saturday, April 22-23

Larry Ellis Invitational Info:

What: 2016 Larry Ellis Invitational

Where: Princeton, N.J. – Weaver Stadium (Princeton University)

When: Friday and Saturday, April 22-23

Last Time Out (Mason Spring Invitational):

The women were paced by freshman Erin Patrice who earned gold in the 100m dash. Patrice won the prelims with a time of 12.35, before taking the finals in a time of 12.19. Her twin sister Erin earned third in a time of 12.24. Essence Fredericks won gold in the 400m hurdles, taking the race in a time of 1:02.86, hitting an ECAC mark in the process.

In the field, Nneoma Edokobi and Ozi Edokobi went four-five in the shot put with tosses of 12.62m and 12.55m respectively. Abigale SlonskiJean Udo and Valerie Johnson earned fifth place finishes in the javelin, triple jump and long jump. Slonski had a toss of 36.81m, while Udo and Johnson had jumps of 10.95m and 5.39m each.

On the men's side, Erick Soetje earned gold in the 400m dash, crossing the finish line in 49.66. Patrick Duboyce earned a top ten finish, placing fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:53.16. James Oakley III and Daryian Miles went two-three in the 200m dash with times of 22.25 and 22.41 respectively.

Miles and Jamal Cody earned spots in their respective finals. Miles finished the prelims of the 100m dash in fourth place, before earning a fourth place finish in the finals in a time of 11.12. Cody took sixth in the 110m hurdles prelims, taking the same spot in the finals with a time of 15.05.

In the field, Justin Glaze, Musangu Bukasa, Ishaq Rana and Christian Kallenberg earned fourth place finishes in the long jump (6.24m), triple jump (12.47m), discus (45.03m) and the javelin throw (53.49m).

Up Next:

UMBC will have their final tune-up before the America East Championships at the historic Penn Relays next Thursday through Saturday.