Princeton, N.J.—UMBC track and field completed day two of the ECAC/IC4A Championships, as the women's 4x100m relay team earned a spot in tomorrow's finals. The Retrievers will conclude the championships tomorrow.
The team of Mercedes Tillman, Amani Wallace, Kara Patrice and Erin Patrice took fifth in the prelims of the 4x100m relay with a time of 46.46, just a second off the winners from Cornell. The 4x400m relay team of Tillman, Essence Fredericks, Yinka Alabi, and Funmi Daramola took sixth with a time of 3:46.38 to also qualify for finals tomorrow.
Tillman finished 13th in the prelims of the 100m dash to earn a spot in the semifinals with a time of 12.15. In the semis, Tillman took 12th in 12.18. Madeleine Entwistle and Jean Udo took to the 100m hurdles, placing 20th (14.94) and 21st (15.21).
Essence Fredericks finished the 400m hurdles in 12th place in 1:02.23 to round out the women's individual track events.
Abigale Slonski was the lone Retriever field performer on Saturday, taking ninth in the javelin with a toss of 41.78m (137'1").
The men had a pair of relays compete on Saturday. The 4x800m relay team of Nick Johnson, Rami Phillips, Andrew Kereszetes and Urgy Eado placed 12th with a time of 8:01.56. Niko Coaxum, Erick Soetje, James Oakley, and Darrius Oxley qualified for the finals of the 4x400m relay with an eighth place finish in a time of 3:17.18.
Eado took the track in the 1,500m run, taking 38th with a time of 4:03.18. Afees Abolurin and Daryian Miles took part in the 100m dash with times of 11.00 (27th) and 11.06 (31st) respectively. Erick Soetje had the best finish of any Retriever on Saturday, placing 14th in the 400m dash crossing the tape in a time of 48.31.
Oxley ran in the 400m hurdles, placing 24th in a time of 56.35. Miles and Oakley rounded out the Retriever runners in the 200m dash. Oakley qualified for the finals, taking fifth with a time of 21.56, while Miles finished 21st in 22.10.
The final day of competition will commence at 9 a.m. tomorrow, May 15 from Weaver Stadium in Princeton.