2014-15 Women's Track & Field News

  • Women’s Team; Omar and Fogle Honored as USTFCCCA All-Academic Selections
    July 21, 2015
    Women’s Team; Omar and Fogle Honored as USTFCCCA All-Academic Selections A pair of UMBC track and field athletes, as well as the women’s team were honored by the USTFCCCA (United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches’ Association) for their outstanding work on the track and in the classroom, the association announced on Monday.
  • Jackson, Escobedo, Ballo are Retriever Candidates for AE Athletes of the Year
    June 08, 2015
    Jackson, Escobedo, Ballo are Retriever Candidates for AE Athletes of the Year Retriever fans, the 2014-15 season in the America East has come to an end and for the first time ever, we want YOU to pick the best Male & Female Athlete of the Year. The nominees were chosen by taking the Player of the Year from each of the 18 America East sports resulting in seven male nominees and 11 female nominees. Vote for the America East Male & Female Athlete of the Year from June 8-12 using the link above.
  • UMBC Opens NCAA Preliminaries on Thursday in Jacksonville
    May 28, 2015
    UMBC Opens NCAA Preliminaries on Thursday in Jacksonville UMBC senior Paulette Fogle completed her collegiate career on Thursday in the 400m hurdles. Fogle finished 29th overall and fourth in her heat in the event.
  • Four Retrievers Earn Spots in 2015 NCAA East Preliminaries
    May 24, 2015
    Four Retrievers Earn Spots in 2015 NCAA East Preliminaries Four UMBC track and field athletes earned spots in the 2015 NCAA East Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla. as announced by the NCAA office. Seniors Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) and Paulette Fogle (Washington, D.C./Bishop McNamara) on the women’s side, and juniors Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany/Elite Sportschule Potsdam) and Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) on the men’s side earned spots. The preliminaries will be held on May 28-30 at University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
  • Cologer, Fogle Earn America East All-Academic Recognition
    May 19, 2015
    Cologer, Fogle Earn America East All-Academic Recognition A pair of UMBC track and field student-athletes earned America East All-Academic honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Sophomore Sophia Cologer and senior Paulette Fogle earned the award following their strong performances in the classroom and on the track.
  • UMBC Finds Success on Day Two of ECAC/IC4A Championships
    May 17, 2015
    UMBC Finds Success on Day Two of ECAC/IC4A Championships The UMBC track and field team completed the second day of the ECAC/IC4A meet on Saturday. Several Retrievers qualified for final heats on Sunday, as UMBC wraps up the 2015 outdoor season.
  • UMBC Track and Field Concludes ECAC/IC4A Championships in Grand Fashion
    May 17, 2015
    UMBC Track and Field Concludes ECAC/IC4A Championships in Grand Fashion The UMBC track and field team concluded the three day meet on Sunday with several Retrievers taking home top eight finishes.
  • Retrievers Kick Off ECAC/IC4A Competition on Friday
    May 16, 2015
    Retrievers Kick Off ECAC/IC4A Competition on Friday A handful of UMBC track and field athletes competed on day one of the ECAC/IC4A Championships in Princeton, N.J. on Friday. The meet will continue through Saturday from Princeton University.
  • Retrievers Head to Princeton for ECAC/IC4A Championships
    May 14, 2015
    Retrievers Head to Princeton for ECAC/IC4A Championships UMBC track and field will head to New Jersey for the ECAC/IC4A Championships this weekend. Mercedes Jackson and Hassan Omar took home Most Outstanding Track Performers at the America East Championships two weeks back. Junior Daryian Miles won the Elite 18 Award at the meet, as the Retriever men and women finished in second place, their best finish in program history.
  • Jackson Earns ECAC Athlete of the Week
    May 07, 2015
    Jackson Earns ECAC Athlete of the Week UMBC track and field senior Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) earned ECAC Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, as announced by the ECAC on Wednesday. Jackson earns the honor following her strong, record breaking performance at the America East Championships.
  • UMBC Track and Field Records Best Finish in Program History at America East Championships
    May 03, 2015
    UMBC Track and Field Records Best Finish in Program History at America East Championships The UMBC track and field team concluded the America East Championships on Sunday in Albany. Both the men and the women finished in second place, their best finishes at the meet in program history.
  • UMBC Track and Field Off to Strong Start at America East Championships
    May 02, 2015
    UMBC Track and Field Off to Strong Start at America East Championships The UMBC track and field team got off to a strong start after day one in Albany. Several Retrievers qualified for final heats tomorrow. After day one, the women are in fourth with 36 points, and the men are in fifth with 28 points.
  • UMBC Track and Field Heads to Albany for America East Championships This Weekend
    May 01, 2015
    UMBC Track and Field Heads to Albany for America East Championships This Weekend UMBC track and field will head to the Empire State, looking to bring home a conference championship this weekend. At last year’s meet, the men finished second while the women took home fourth. Mercedes Jackson took home Most Outstanding Track Performer, as well as the Coaches’ Award.
  • Records Fall on Final Day of Penn Relays
    April 25, 2015
    Records Fall on Final Day of Penn Relays The UMBC track and field team closed out the Penn Relays is record breaking fashion on Saturday. There were a couple school records broken, and several strong performances throughout the day.
  • UMBC Completes Day Two of Penn Relays
    April 24, 2015
    UMBC Completes Day Two of Penn Relays UMBC track and field completed day two of the Penn Relays on Friday. The Retrievers will conclude the iconic meet on Saturday from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Retrievers Kick Off Penn Relays in Strong Fashion
    April 24, 2015
    Retrievers Kick Off Penn Relays in Strong Fashion The UMBC track and field team took to the City of Brotherly Love for the 121st Penn Relays. Day One saw the distance medley relay team lower their school record on a cold day.
  • UMBC Heads to the City of Brotherly Love for Penn Relays
    April 22, 2015
    UMBC Heads to the City of Brotherly Love for Penn Relays The UMBC track and field team heads to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the iconic Penn Relays on April 23-25. The relays will be held at Franklin Field, at the University of Pennsylvania. This will be the final tune-up before the America East Championships.
  • Ozi Edokobi Earns America East Field Performer of the Week
    April 21, 2015
    Ozi Edokobi Earns America East Field Performer of the Week UMBC freshman Ozi Edokobi (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) earned America East Field Performer of the Week, as announced by the conference office. Ozi earned the award following a strong performance at the Morgan State Legacy Meet this past weekend.
  • Retrievers Close Out Morgan State Legacy/Larry Ellis Meets on Saturday
    April 18, 2015
    Retrievers Close Out Morgan State Legacy/Larry Ellis Meets on Saturday The UMBC track and field teams closed out competition at the Morgan State Legacy Meet on Saturday. The women’s team finished in third place and the men finished in fifth on the day.
  • UMBC Opens Morgan State Legacy Meet in High Fashion
    April 18, 2015
    UMBC Opens Morgan State Legacy Meet in High Fashion The UMBC track and field team opened up the 2015 Morgan State Legacy Meet with a slew of strong performances in just a handful of events. The remainder of the meet will kick off this morning at 10:00 a.m.
  • Track and Field Takes Part in Morgan State Legacy Meet This Weekend
    April 17, 2015
    Track and Field Takes Part in Morgan State Legacy Meet This Weekend The UMBC track and field team heads up the road to Morgan State for their annual Legacy Meet this weekend. The meet will be held on Friday and Saturday at Hughes Stadium on campus. This is one of the final tune-ups before the America East Championships in two weeks.
  • Rentzsch, Jackson Earn America East Performers of the Week
    April 14, 2015
    Rentzsch, Jackson Earn America East Performers of the Week UMBC junior Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany/Elite Sportschule Potsdam) and senior Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) earned America East Performers of the Week, as announced by the conference office. Both Rentzsch and Jackson had big performances at the Mason Spring Invitational this past weekend.
  • UMBC Completes Mason Spring Invitational on High Note
    April 12, 2015
    UMBC Completes Mason Spring Invitational on High Note The UMBC track and field teams returned to action at the Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday. The Retrievers had a strong showing at the event, as they gear up toward the America East Championships.
  • UMBC Makes Trek to George Mason for Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday
    April 10, 2015
    UMBC Makes Trek to George Mason for Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday The UMBC track and field team heads to Northern Virginia for the 2015 Mason Spring Invitational this Saturday. The teams are coming off strong performances at the Pepsi Florida and Colonial Relays this past weekend.
  • Jackson Earns America East Honors for Second Consecutive Week
    April 07, 2015
    Jackson Earns America East Honors for Second Consecutive Week UMBC track and field senior Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) earned her second consecutive week. Mercedes had a strong showing in the Pepsi Florida Relays this past weekend, to help her earn the award.
  • Retrievers Close out Florida and Colonial Relays
    April 04, 2015
    Retrievers Close out Florida and Colonial Relays The UMBC track and field teams concluded their respective relays on Saturday. Both teams are prepping themselves for the America East Championships later in April.
  • UMBC Shines on Day One of Florida Relays and Colonial Relays
    April 04, 2015
    UMBC Shines on Day One of Florida Relays and Colonial Relays The UMBC track and field teams split up this weekend, with part of the team in Gainesville, Fla. at the Pepsi Florida Relays, while others are at the Colonial Relays.
  • UMBC Continues Outdoor Season at Florida Relays and Colonial Relays
    April 02, 2015
    UMBC Continues Outdoor Season at Florida Relays and Colonial Relays The UMBC track and field teams will split up and head to the Pepsi Florida Relays and Colonial Relays this Friday and Saturday. The teams are coming off strong performances at the Big Dawg Invitational this past weekend.
  • Jackson Earns America East Track Performer of the Week
    March 31, 2015
    Jackson Earns America East Track Performer of the Week UMBC senior Mercedes Jackson won America East Track Performer of the Week , as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Jackson won a pair of races to help lead the Retrievers at the Big Dawg Invitational.
  • UMBC Races Past Field at Big Dawg Invitational
    March 28, 2015
    UMBC Races Past Field at Big Dawg Invitational The UMBC Retrievers hosted the annual Big Dawg Invitational at UMBC Stadium in Baltimore, MD. UMBC raced past the field to pick up victories on Saturday.
  • UMBC Opens Outdoor Season with Big Dawg Invitational on Saturday
    March 27, 2015
    UMBC Opens Outdoor Season with Big Dawg Invitational on Saturday The UMBC track and field team opens up the 2015 outdoor season with the Big Dawg Invitational at UMBC Stadium on Saturday. The meet will feature five other schools, including UMBC beginning at 10:00 a.m.
  • Jackson Leads the Field at ECAC Championships
    March 08, 2015
    Jackson Leads the Field at ECAC Championships UMBC senior Mercedes Jackson earned ECAC Most Outstanding Performer after winning the 60m dash on Sunday. She is one of several Retrievers to have strong performances at the meet.
  • Retrievers Shine on Day One of ECAC/IC4A Championships
    March 07, 2015
    Retrievers Shine on Day One of ECAC/IC4A Championships UMBC track and field took part in the ECAC/IC4A Championships on Saturday at Boston University. Several Retrievers had school record breaking performances, and many qualified for finals tomorrow.
  • Several Retrievers Head to Boston for IC4A Championships
    March 05, 2015
    Several Retrievers Head to Boston for IC4A Championships UMBC track and field will head to Boston University for the 2015 ECAC/IC4A Championships. The Retrievers are coming off a second place (women) and fifth place (men) finish at the America East Championships two weeks ago.
  • Retriever Women Place Second, Men Fifth at America East Championships
    February 21, 2015
    Retriever Women Place Second, Men Fifth at America East Championships The Retriever women came close to the top, but fell just short, as Albany took both the men’s and women’s championships at The Armory. The UMBC men finished in fifth place at the meet.
  • Track and Field Opens Strong In America East Championships
    February 20, 2015
    Track and Field Opens Strong In America East Championships The UMBC track and field teams took to the Armory in New York, looking to capture their first America East title. The Retrievers had a strong showing on day one, with several runners advancing to final heats.
  • UMBC Track and Field Looks to Claim America East Championship This Weekend
    February 19, 2015
    UMBC Track and Field Looks to Claim America East Championship This Weekend UMBC track and field will head to The Armory for the second time this year, looking to improve on their fifth place finish at last year’s America East Championships. Both the men and women finished in the fifth spot, as Albany claimed the title for the men and women.
  • Jackson Earns America East Track Performer of the Week
    February 10, 2015
    Jackson Earns America East Track Performer of the Week UMBC track and field senior Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtwon, Md./Huntingtown) earned America East Track Performer of the Week honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. This is her third selection of the season.
  • Retrievers Continue Success on Final Day of Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup
    February 07, 2015
    Retrievers Continue Success on Final Day of Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup The UMBC broke more school records on the final day of the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, hosted by Penn State University.
  • Records Fall, As Retrievers Complete Day One of the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup
    February 06, 2015
    Records Fall, As Retrievers Complete Day One of the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup The UMBC women’s distance medley team continues to impress and break records, as they set the school mark with their run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup.
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