UMBC Men and Women Take Third at Navy Invitational

UMBC Men and Women Take Third at Navy Invitational


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.