Briana Roberts, a University of Maryland Baltimore County senior from Pennsauken, ran a 1,000-meter PR this past weekend on the heels of a big 800 performance just a couple weeks earlier.
Roberts ran 2:59.98 for 1,000 meters at the UAlbany Winter Classic at Ocean Breeze. She placed 10th but was only three seconds behind winner Jacqueline Thorne of Sacred Heart of Fairfield, Ct.
Roberts’ previous 1,000 PR was a 3:01.77 her freshman year at the Great Dane Classic on the same track in Staten Island.
A week earlier, Roberts ran 2:15.44 in the 800 in a meet at Penn State, only about half a second off her indoor PR.
Roberts’ 1,000 time moves her into the all-time UMBC top-10 in the 1,000. She’s already No. 7 with her 800 PR of 2:14.78 from her 5th-place finish at the America East Championships a year ago in Boston. She’s run as fast as 2:13.11 in 2018 last spring at the George Mason Invite in Fairfax, Va., which makes her No. 4 in school history in the outdoor 800.
Roberts ranks No. 9 in the America East in the 800.
UMBC races at the Fasttrack National Invitational this weekend at Ocean Breeze in a final tuneup before the America East Championships in Boston.
At Pennsauken, Roberts won sectional titles in XC and in the 800 and 1,600, was a state medalist in the 800 and placed 9th in the 800 at the M-of-C.