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University of South Carolina
If you want to catch the UMBC Retrievers in action this spring season, then make your way out to the University of Maryland – College Park this Saturday as they make their one local appearance. With almost every healthy athlete in action this weekend, come out and support the UMBC Track & Field team. In the sprinting events look to the continued dominance of Mercedes Jackson in the 100 meter dash, only a weekend removed from scoring school records in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Ebonique Jones should also make an impact after recording a #8 All Time performance in the event a week ago. Senior Imani Colbert and junior Chowan Brightful should also continue their work in the 100 m hurdles. In the distance events, the full slate of competitors toes the line for the first time this outdoor season. Highlights should include IC4A qualifiers Charles Bolinger, Pat Hairfield, and Scott Heydrick in the 800 meters. Roy Jones, opens the season in his main event, the steeple, a year after capturing eighth place at the conference meet and recording the #3 All Time performance last year. Even though the 3,000 meters is not contested at the Conference meet, look for some fireworks with leading cross country runners Todd Cowing and Brandan McGee participating. In the field, every thrower will be competing in all three of the main throwing event (hammer, shot put, and discus). Look for continued dominance in the shot put by Amanda Deller and Aaron Brooks. But also keep an eye on rising hammer talents Chris Nash, Cameron McDearmon, Chrissy Robinson, and Monica Hagenauer. Highlights in the jumping events should include Aboshioma Obemeata in the triple jump and Ebonique Jones in the long jump, the pole vault will feature Laura Walker and Sean Kshmetski, and the high jump will have Brightful and Mo Drammeh.
Entering the year as the school record holder in both the pentathlon and heptathlon, junior Chowan Brightful began the transitioning to making a bigger impact in individual events. It paid off when she took over the indoor school record in the high jump and moved up to #2 in the 60 meter hurdles. In one meet thus far this season, she quickly moved up the 100 meter hurdle list with a personal best and #3 All Time 14.53.
Last Meet Highlights: Weems Baskin Invite – University of South Carolina
Mercedes Jackson finishes 2 in both the 100m and 200m, setting school records in both events (11.81 and 24.05 respectively) rd Paulette Fogle runs 3 fastest 400 meter hurdles in school history with a 1:03.87 clocking Chowan Brightful finished sixth in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal best and #3 All Time Mark of 14.53. Chrissy Robinson threw the fourth best hammer throw in school history with a 144-01 toss. th Chris Nash threw the 8 best hammer throw in school history with a 151’ 10” mark Malte Bertram took over the seventh best mark in the javelin with a 150’ foot mark
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With many amazing freshmen performances so far this year, Kalane Abbey has been putting together one of the most solid and well rounded years of the bunch. During the indoor season she made her mark in the 400 meter dash, moving up to fifth on the All Time list with a 57.38. She additionally could be found on the anchor of the school record 4x400 meter relay. In her first meet during the outdoor season she made a mark on the outdoor track record books taking over the ninth position on both the 200 meters and 400 meters lists.
Trying to figure out who the best thrower in UMBC history can be a difficult task with a large collection of superb athletes having entered the circle. However, senior Aaron Brooks’ name must in the conversation. This past winter he smashed his school record in the shot put by over two feet, moving it up to 53’ 6.25”. It appears to be only a matter of time before he takes down the outdoor shot put record and he could make a run in the discus, an event where he is the third best performer in school history. Brooks also adds support in the weight throw (#7 All Time) and the hammer (#6 All Time). With a season left before graduation, he could begin to strengthen his grip on the record books.
Inside the Numbers:
Number of school records that freshman Mercedes Jackson has overtaken since the start of the year. She now holds the indoor 60m and 200m marks and the outdoor 100m and 200m marks.
Schedule of Events
2012 Outdoor Schedule: Friday – Saturday rd th March 23 -24 Weems Baskin Invite University of South Carolina Saturday st March 31 Maryland Invite University of Maryland Friday – Saturday th th April 6 – 7 Duke Invite Duke University Wednesday-Thursday th th April 11 – 14 Sea Rays Relays University of Tennessee Saturday th April 14 Bucknell Bison Open Bucknell University Friday-Saturday th st April 20 -21 Larry Ellis Invite Princeton University Thursday-Saturday th th April 26 – 28 Penn Relays University of Pennsylvania Saturday-Sunday th th May 5 – 6 America East Championships University of Maine Saturday – Sunday th th May 11 – 12 IC4A/ECAC Championships Princeton University
Schedule of Events:
Field Events 10:00 AM Hammer Women (at hammer cage) Shot Put Men High Jump Women Long Jump Men (outside runway) Long Jump Women (inside runway) Pole Vault Men 11:30 AM Hammer Men (at hammer cage) Shot Put Women High Jump Men Pole Vault Women Triple Jump Men (outside runway) Triple Jump Women (inside runway) 12:30 PM Discus Men (infield) Javelin Women (lower throws field) 2:00 PM Discus Women (infield) Javelin Men (lower throws field) Track Events (Men to immediately follow Women) 10:00 AM 5000m run 10:45 AM Steeplechase 11:15 AM 4x100m Relay 11:35 AM 1500m 12:05 PM 100mH/110HH trials (top 8 to final) 12:25 PM 100m trials (top 8 to final) 12:45 PM 400m 1:00 PM 100mH/110HH finals 1:10 PM 100m finals 1:25 PM 400mH 1:45 PM 800m 2:15 PM 200m 2:35 PM 3000m 3:00 PM 4x400m
Event Entries IC4A/ECAC Qualifiers
Event 100m 110m/100mH 200m 400m 400mH 800m 1,500m 5,000m 3,000m 3,000m Steeple Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault Shot Put Hammer Discus Javelin 4x100m 4x400m 4x800m
Women / Men Entries (Tentative only, only A Relays listed): Jackson, E. Jones, Metevier / Baker, Cooper, Balderson Colbert, Brightful, Ikpeze / Bertram Metevier, Ikpeze, Hayes / Baker, Balderson Abbey, Leclercq, McClure / Hewitson, Myers, McClendon Young, Ajayi / Baumann, Daly / Bolinger, Hairfield, Heydrick / Schuler, Albino, T. Jones Gibson / Reams, Escobar McGovern, Gessler / Cowing, McGee, Eldridge Wilson, Kulp / R. Jones E. Jones / Obemeata, Cooper, Teyibo / Obemeata, Teyibo Brightful, Dipaola / Drammeh Walker / Kshimetski, Stott, Bertram Deller, Robinson, Hagenauer / Brooks, Mcdearmon, Nash, Edokobi, Stinsman Robinson, Deller, Hagenauer / Brooks, McDearmon, Nash, Edokobi, Stinsman Deller,Robinson / Brooks, Nash, McDearmon, Edokobi, Stinsman Nash E. Jones, Young, Colbert, Jackson / Baker, Cooper, Balderson, Teyibo Young, Adelola, Fogle, K. Jones / Hewitson, Bertram, Cooper, Baker
Event 100m 110m/100mH 200m 400m 400mH 800m 1,500m 5,000m 10,000m 3,000m SC Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault Shot Put Hammer Discus Javelin 4x100m 4x400m 4x800m
IC4A Standards (men) 10.85 14.85 21.80 48.50 53.84 1:51.80 3:51.00 14:36.00 31:08.00 9:15.00 7.10 m 14.50 m 2.04 m 4.80 m 15.60 m 53.00 m 47.50 m 58.70 m 42.50 3:17.60 7:43.00
ECAC Standards (women) 12.08 14.34 24.74 55.94 62.04 2:10.94 4:30.94 17:16.64 37:40.24 10:50.24 5.80 m 12.05 m 1.70 m 3.70 m 13.60 m 51.00 m 42.50 m 41.40 m 47.94 3:51.84 9:16.24
Qualifiers Jackson Jackson
School Records Schedule
100m 110m/100mH 200m 400m 400mH 800m 1,500m 5,000m 10.000m 3,000m SC 4x100m 4x400m 4x800m High Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Pole Vault Shot Put Hammer Discus Javelin Dec./Hept.
Men David Bobb Hamlin/Beadle David Bobb Kevin Russell Phil Marshall Michael Christmas Anthony Kelhower Anthony Kelhower Michael Sterling Paul Loebach
Washington, Guillaume, Russell, Bobb
Time/Mark 10.18 14.40 20.63 46.97 53.00 1:50.67 3:49.20 14:09.20 30:17.2 9:02.64 39.41 3:11.41 7:35.96 2.22m (7-3.25) 7.35m (24-1.5) 15.45m (50-8.25) 4.95m (16-2.75) 15.75m (51-8.25) 56.01m (183-9) 51.59m (169-3) 56.03 (183-10) 7,239 points
Women Mercedes Jackson Imani Colbert Mercedes Jackson Angela Adams Jennifer Kalkstein Ohita Asein Sara Parkinson Sara Parkinson Karin Wagner Hannah Benjamin Smalls, Ajayi, Colbert, Foreman
J. Wilson, Nathaniel, Ward, Barkley
Time/Mark 11.81 14.09 24.05 56.00 1:02.37 2:11.34 4:28.57 16:46.86 35:31.64 11:33.15 47.18 3:46.27 9:02.31 1.66m (5-5.25) 5.75m (18-10.25) 12.26m (40-2.75) 3.15m (10-4) 16.44m (53-11.25) 51.28m (168-3) 45.04 (147-9) 41.40m (135-10) 4,299 Points
Hewling, Marshall, Guillaume, Russell
Baumler, Johnson, Stump, Mehmedovic
Huguens Jean Marc Haskins Victor Gilreath Dixon/Ludwig Dustin Gauthier Mike Zyvoloski Balvin Brown Mike Harte Keith Onto
Asein, Fields, Wettlaufer, Baker Chowan Brightful Kiki Malamo-Paris Tyishua Johnson Laura Walker Cleopatra Borel Cleopatra Borel Ashley Fauntleroy Toni Boyd Chowan Brightful