2013-14 Women's Cross Country News

November 20, 2013
Four Retrievers Earn a Spot on America East Cross Country All-Academic Squads
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore All-Conference selection Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) headlined a quartet of UMBC cross country athletes selected to the 2013 America East All-Academic Team, the conference office announced on Wednesday morning.

November 14, 2013
UMBC Cross Country Heads Back to Lehigh for NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals
BALTIMORE – With the men collecting their first America East championship since 2005, and the women posting their best-ever finish at the conference race two weeks ago, the UMBC cross country teams return to Lehigh for the 2013 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional meet, Friday afternoon in Bethlehem, Pa. The men’s 10k race will kick-off the day’s events with a 12:00 p.m. start with the women’s 6k race set for a 1:15 p.m. start time.

November 2, 2013
Mezebish Leads UMBC Women to Fifth-Place Finish for Best-Ever Finish at America East Championships
VESTAL, N.Y. – Senior Cody Mezebish took 15th individually and the UMBC women’s cross country team earned its best-ever finish at the America East Championships by placing fifth, Saturday morning at Binghamton University.

November 1, 2013
UMBC Cross Country Returns to Upstate New York Looking to Claim Conference Titles
BALTIMORE – Following a weekend off from competition, the UMBC cross country program heads to upstate New York for the 2013 America East Championships, Saturday, Nov. 2 at Binghamton University. The women’s 5k race is set to kick-off at 11:00 a.m. with the men’s 8k race scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.

October 19, 2013
Omar’s School Record Time Paces Men, Mezebish Leads UMBC Women’s Squad at Princeton Invitational
PRINCETON, N.J. – UMBC sophomore Hassan Omar set a new school 8k record and paced the Retrievers’ men’s squad for the second time this season with a 16th-place finish and senior Cody Mezebish led the way for the women, Saturday morning at the Princeton Invitational.

October 18, 2013
Cross Country Picks Up Competition at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday
BALTIMORE – Fresh off a weekend away from competition, the UMBC cross country teams travel to New Jersey for the Princeton Invitation on Saturday. The women’s 6k race is set to begin at West Windsor Field at 10:30 a.m. with the men’s 8k competition scheduled to start at 11:15 a.m.

October 5, 2013
Semeon’s Career-Best Run Leads UMBC Men to 13th-place Finish at Paul Short Run; Women Fifth in Brown Division
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – UMBC sophomore Redatu Semeon (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) ran a career-best 8k time of 25:02 to lead the UMBC men’s cross country team to a 13th-place finish in the Gold Division at the Paul Short Run, Saturday morning at Lehigh University’s Goodman Course.

October 4, 2013
Retriever Cross Country Teams Return to Competition at the Paul Short Run on Saturday
BALTIMORE – After two weekends away from competition, the UMBC cross country teams return to the course on Saturday at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University. The race at LU’s Goodman Course is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.

September 14, 2013
Women's Cross Country Places Fourth in Salty Dog Invitational
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - UMBC cross country squads placed fourth against very strong fields at Navy on Saturday. The men competed in the Navy Invitational, while the women were a part of the Salty Dog Invitational.

September 13, 2013
UMBC Cross Country Continues Early Season Schedule with Trip to Navy on Saturday
BALTIMORE – Just a week after earning top-three finishes at the America East Pre-Conference Meet, including a top finish for the men, the UMBC cross country teams continue their early season schedule with a trip to Annapolis, Md. for the Navy Invitational/Salty Dog Invitational Saturday morning. Both races are scheduled for an 11:00 a.m. start at the U.S.N.A Golf Club.

September 7, 2013
Men’s Cross Country Captures America East Pre-Conference Title; Women Place Third
VESTAL, N.Y. – UMBC junior Eric Schuler (Columbia, Md./Reservoir) took top individual honors with sophomore Redatu Semeon (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) close behind in second as the UMBC men’s cross country team won the America East Pre-Conference Meet, Saturday at Binghamton University.

September 5, 2013
With a Mix of Veterans and Newcomers, Cross Country Seeks Breakthrough in 2013
BALTIMORE – A year ago, the UMBC cross country squads both made noticeable strides from the year before. Despite losing two scorers from the 2011 America East Championships, the men’s team jumped five spots and finished in third place at the 2012 meet, the squad’s best finish since winning the league in 2005. The women, meanwhile, were able to establish a core group of scorers, all of whom return again this fall.