UMBC Track and Field Opens Outdoor Season at Colonial Relays This Weekend

UMBC Track and Field Opens Outdoor Season at Colonial Relays This Weekend

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Baltimore, Md.—UMBC track and field opens the outdoor portion of the schedule this Friday and Saturday at the 52nd annual Colonial Relays, hosted by William & Mary. The Retrievers are coming off a strong indoor season that saw several school records broken.

Colonial Relays Information

What: 52nd Annual Colonial Relays, Hosted by William & Mary
Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1 – 11:30 a.m. on Friday, 9:30 a.m. Saturday

Where: Zable Stadium – Williamsburg, Va.

How to Watch: Live stats available at

Social Media: @UMBCAthletics, @umbcxctf, #AETF, #GritAndGlory

Last Time Out (ECAC/IC4A Championships):

Sophia Cologer finished in 11th place, just missing out on the finals, but broke the school record with a time of 4:51.70. Madeleine Entwistle finished 17th in the prelims of the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.81, advancing to the semis. In the semis, Entwistle took 14th with a time of 8.82.

In the sprints, Funmi Daramola earned a pair of top 20 finishes, taking 13th in the 400m (56.83) and 15th in the 200m (24.90). Mercedes Tillman took 14th in the 400m with a time of 57.03, while Amani Wallace (24.94) and Erin Patrice (7.77) took 18th in the 200m and 21st in the 60m respectively.

Tori Johnson finished 15th in the 500m prelims with a time of 1:15.30, while Kaya Knake was right behind her in 20th in a time of 1:15.86.

On the men's side, Erick Soetje had the best finish of any Retriever male, just missing the school record in the 500m prelims. Soetje finished in third with at time of 1:03.38, advancing to the finals tomorrow. He was just .03 seconds off the school mark.

Other top Retriever finishers in sprints included Brian Nelson in the 60m dash (seventh, 6.96), and James Oakley III in the 200m (21.77). Oakley advanced to the finals of his event tomorrow.

In distance, Urgy Eado took 13th in the mile prelims with a time of 4:10.69, with Miles Smith finishing the 800m in 14th in 1:52.16.

Erick Soetje earned a silver medal with a new school record time of 1:03.10 in the event. Soetje broke the mark that Joshua Hewitson set in 2010 of 1:03.35.

Thomas Johnson was the other Retriever to compete on Sunday, as he took home 14th in the triple jump with a jump of 14.31m 

Up Next:

-The Retrievers will head to George Mason for the Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday, April 8.