Photos courtesy of Phil Zimmerman and Pennsauken
Pennsauken distance runner Briana Roberts has chosen where she'll continue her academic and athletic career. She'll be attending the University of Maryland Baltimore County
Before accepting a full tuition athletic scholarship from the UMBC Retrievers she had also visited at Temple and the University of Delaware.
Roberts is having a great fall season, she dropped her Holmdel best from 20:33 to 19:53 at this year's Shore Coaches Invitational. She is also currently riding a two meet win streak with titles at both the Camden County Championships and the Burlington County Divisional Championships. The Burlington Divisional win came with an impressive time of 18:10!
On the outdoor track she holds personal bests of 5:15.42 in the 1600m, 12:17.94 in the 3200m, and 2:15.83 in the 800m. We can expect those to be lowered this year based off her performances so far this fall. The 2:15.83 in the 800m last spring qualified her for a first career Meet of Champions appearance where she finished the season 16th.