Women’s Track and Field Shines in Outdoor Campaign Opener

Towson, Md. – The 4×400 meter squad brought gold back to Hilltop Circle, as the quartet of Genelle Stephens, Caitlyn Bobb, Leanne McDonald and Shanel Sibblies defeated second place Towson by over 10 second with a mark of 3:50.08. 
Earlier, Stephens edged her nearest competitor to win the 400m hurdles in a time of 1:02.88 and inserted herself into eighth place on UMBC’s all-time list. 
Bobb, Sibblies and McDonald stretched out to compete in the 800 meters and finished 1-3-4.
Other Highlights
100 meter dash

100 meter hurdles

  • JR Keturah Bulford-Trott, 15.15s – 3rd overall

1500 meter

Long Jump

Stellar showings and performances did not stop there as the Retrievers were strong in the field events. Sophomore Marie Abongwa found herself with two top marks to kick off her outdoor campaign. She placed second in the hammer throw with a toss of 45.38m, the ninth-best mark in school history and took fourth in the shot put at 12.11m.
Back inside the with the jumps, junior Za’Kayza Parsons leaped to a silver placing with a leap fo 5.36m, while freshman Kendal Jones finished third in the high jump at 1.50m.
Up Next: The Lady Retrievers will be at the University Of South Carolina for the Weems Baskin Relays on Friday & Saturday, March 22-23.

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