Annapolis, Md.— UMBC men's and women's cross country teams finished third at the Navy Invitational on Saturday morning. Morgan Casey led the way for the women with a 12th place finish, while freshman Michael Belmaggio led the men with a top ten finish placing ninth.
Casey crossed the finish line in a time of 23:31.04 to lead the women. Senior Briana Roberts was the second fastest Retriever with an 18th place finish in 23:51.24. Emmy Beyer, Margo Henley, and Madison Armonda also scored for the women. Beyer finished in 20th (23:55.38), Henley in 24th (24:03.82), and Armonda in 27th (24:13.13).
Belmaggio was the top Retriever on the men's side with his ninth place finish in a time of 25:55.20. Miles Smith and Taylor Baranoski were just behind him in 13th and 16th place with times of 26:16.12 and 26:22.32 respectively. Chris Thoms and Trent Rose also turned in top 20 finishes with times of 26:28.29 and 26:37.38 in 18th and 20th place.
UMBC returns action on Saturday, October 5 at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University.