NEW YORK, N.Y.—The UMBC completed action in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the famous Armory in New York City Saturday with multiple UMBC season-best times.
Senior Sara Parkinson (Chorley, England/Loughborough University) finished ninth in the women's 1-mile run in a UMBC season-best time of 4:59.81.
Freshman Kirsten Jones (Brentwood, Tenn./M.L.K. Magnet) continued her impressive freshman campaign, producing a UMBC season-best time of 57.14 in the 400-meter dash, placing 11th. Fellow freshman Deborah Adelola (Lanham, Md./Bladensburg) posted a school season-best time of 1:16.73 in the 500-meter dash, finishing ninth.
Sophomore Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) placed 10th in the shot put with a throw of 14.15m, while junior Kiki Malomo-Paris (Northern Ireland/Glenlola Collegiate School) leaped 5.46m in the long jump, a Retriever season-best mark.
On the men's side, freshman Jake Albino (Hampton, N.Y./Minisink Valley) took home second in the 800-meter run, finishing in a UMBC season-best and IC4A-qualifying time of 1:53.94, less than a second off the school record.
Senior Keith Brown (Columbia, Md./McDonough) placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.36, while freshman Mo Drammeh (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) placed third in the high jump (Eastern division) with a leap of 1.98m.
Junior Joshua Hewitson (New Market, Md./Linganore) crossed the line ninth (championship division) in 1:04.22, while fellow junior Arjun Pradeep (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) placed ninth in the college division in 1:06.48. Sophomore Shioma Obemeata (New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Preparatory/St. Francis College) placed 10th in the triple jump with a leap of 14.14m.
In the 3,000-meter run, sophomore TJ Cowing (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) ran a UMBC season-best time of 8:43.22. In the pole vault, senior Martin Nevarez (Casa Grande, Ariz./Central Arizona College) inched closer to the school record, completing a UMBC season-best height of 4.75m.
Freshman Brandan McGee (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood) posted a UMBC-season best time of 14:55.99 in the 5,000-meter run, beating his previous high mark by 15 seconds.
The Retrievers return to New York next weekend to take part in the Rider/Lafayette Winter games.