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July 6, 2013
UMBC’s Rentzsch Takes Tenth in Javelin at German National Championships
ULM, Germany – Representing his home state of Brandenburg, UMBC rising sophomore Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany) recorded a throw of 65.19m (213’10”) and finished tenth in the javelin at the German National Championships, Saturday afternoon.

June 11, 2013
Jackson and Rentzsch Each Named Honorable Mention All-American
NEW ORLEANS – UMBC sophomore sprinter Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) and freshman thrower Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany) were each named an Honorable Mention All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross County Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced on Monday evening.

June 11, 2013
Track and Field’s Vincent Rentzsch Named UMBC’s May Athlete of the Month
BALTIMORE – UMBC freshman thrower Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany) of the track and field team was named the UMBC Athlete of the Month for May 2013, in a poll conducted from June 3-11.

June 8, 2013
Renztsch Finishes 21st in Javelin Competition on Final Day of NCAA Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – UMBC freshman thrower Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany) finished in 21st-place in the javelin competition at his first NCAA track and field championships, Saturday afternoon on the final day of the national outdoor meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

June 4, 2013
Jackson and Rentzsch Fly West to Oregon to Represent UMBC at NCAA Championships
BALTIMORE – Sophomore Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) and freshman Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany) fly west to become the first Retriever pair to compete at the same NCAA track and field championships when the national outdoor meet begins on Wednesday, June 5 at the University of Oregon.

May 25, 2013
Deller and Serafenas Compete for Retrievers on Final Day of NCAA East Preliminaries
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UMBC senior Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) earned a top-25 slot in the shot put and sophomore Thor Serafenas (Olney, Md./Good Counsel/Clemson) moved up 11 spots hammer throw as the Retriever track and field teams concluded participation at the NCAA East Preliminaries, Saturday at North Carolina A&T’s Irwin Bell Track at Aggie Stadium.

May 24, 2013
Rentzsch Shatters School Mark, Books Trip to Oregon for NCAA Championships; Jackson Also Headed West
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UMBC freshman Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany) shattered his own school record in the javelin and earned a spot at the NCAA Championships in Oregon, Friday afternoon at North Carolina A&T’s Irwin Bell Track at Aggie Stadium. Sophomore Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) also advanced to the national meet, earning a spot in the 100m dash.

May 23, 2013
Jackson Clips School Record Further, Advances to NCAA 100m Semifinals
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore sprinter Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) clipped her school-record time even lower as she finished 13th overall in the preliminary round of the 100m dash of the NCAA East Regionals, Thursday evening at North Carolina A&T’s Irwin Bell Track at Aggie Stadium.

May 22, 2013
Six Top-Flight Retrievers Head to Tar Heel State for NCAA East Preliminaries
BALTIMORE – Six of the top UMBC track and field athletes will head to Greensboro, N.C. for the NCAA East Region Preliminaries which begin Thursday at North Carolina A&T’s Irwin Bell Track at Aggie Stadium.

May 16, 2013
Record Number of Retrievers to Go to NCAA East Preliminaries
INDIANAPOLIS – A school-record six athletes from the UMBC track and field teams have advanced to the NCAA East Preliminaries to be held at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C. on May 23-25.

May 12, 2013
Jackson Races to Gold Medal, New School Record at ECAC/IC4A Championships
PRINCETON, N.J. – UMBC sophomore Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) ran a new career-best and school record time to claim the top honors in the 100m dash at the ECAC/IC4A Championships, Sunday afternoon at Weaver Stadium.

May 11, 2013
Omar Earns Top-Ten Finish with Personal-Best in 10,000m at IC4A Championships
PRINCETON, N.J. – UMBC freshman Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) ran a personal-best time and earned a top-ten finish in the 10,000m run at the IC4A Championships, Friday evening at Weaver Stadium.

May 11, 2013
More Records Fall for UMBC on Second Day of ECAC/IC4A Championships
PRINCETON, N.J. – Sophomore Thor Serafenas (Olney, Md./Good Counsel/Clemson) broke his own school record in the hammer throw and the women’s 4x400 relay team of sophomore Paulette Fogle (Washington, D.C./Bishop McNamara), junior Deborah Adelola (Lanham, Md./Bladensburg), sophomore Kalane’ Abbey (Laurel, Md./Laurel) and junior Kirsten Jones (Brentwood, Tenn./M.L.K. Magnet) snapped their mark as the Retriever track and field teams competed on day two of the ECAC and IC4A Championships, Saturday at Weaver Stadium.

May 9, 2013
Elite Group of Retrievers Heads to Princeton for IC4A and ECAC Championships
BALTIMORE – An elite group of 20 Retrievers will head to Princeton to represent the UMBC track and field teams at the IC4A and ECAC Championships this weekend in New Jersey.

May 5, 2013
Men’s Track Finishes Second for Best-Ever Finish at America East Outdoor Championships; Women Place Fourth
VESTAL, N.Y. – Senior sprinter Dennison Long (Greenbelt, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt/FIU) won the 100m and 200m dash events, and anchored the 4x100m relay to a stirring win as the UMBC men’s track and field team earned its best-ever finish at the America East Outdoor Championships, placing second overall, Sunday at Binghamton University’s East Gym Complex.

May 4, 2013
Men’s Track Tied for Lead after Day One at America East Championships; Women in Seventh
VESTAL, N.Y. – Riding wins in the 10,000m run and javelin competition by freshmen Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) and Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany), the UMBC men’s track and field team took a share of the lead at the America East Championships with 51 points, on day one of the competition at Binghamton’s East Gym Complex.

May 3, 2013
Retrievers Seek Titles at America East Outdoor Championships
BALTIMORE – Following a record-setting outdoor invitational season which included eight new school records and the team hosting its first meet in ten years, the UMBC track and field teams head to Upstate New York this weekend for the America East Championships.

April 27, 2013
Two Straight: Women’s 4x200 Relay Breaks School Record Again
PHILADELPHIA – The UMBC women’s 4x200 relay team of junior Kirsten Jones (Brentwood, Tenn./M.L.K Magnet), freshman D’Nique Phillip (Elkton, Md.) and sophomores Kalane’ Abbey (Laurel, Md./Laurel), and Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) combined to set a new school record, Friday afternoon at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field.

April 26, 2013
Women’s 4x200 Relay Squad Breaks School Record on Day Two of Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA – The UMBC women’s 4x200 relay team of junior Kirsten Jones (Brentwood, Tenn./M.L.K Magnet), freshman D’Nique Phillip (Elkton, Md.) and sophomores Kalane’ Abbey (Laurel, Md./Laurel), and Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) combined to set a new school record, Friday afternoon at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field.

April 24, 2013
Men’s Track Holds at 12th in Mid-Atlantic; Retrievers Make Trip to Philly for Penn Relays
BALTIMORE – After winning the Morgan State Legacy Meet last week, the UMBC men’s track and field team remained the 12th spot in the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic rankings, the organization announced on Tuesday afternoon.

April 23, 2013
Rentzsch Wins First America East Weekly Honor
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC freshman Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany) has won his first America East weekly Track and Field honor, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.

April 20, 2013
School Records and Event Victories Fuel Men’s Track Win Morgan State Legacy Meet, Women Place 10th
BALTIMORE – Using school record performances and event victories, the UMBC men’s track and field team took first place at the Morgan State Legacy Meet which concluded Saturday at Hughes Stadium.

April 19, 2013
Rentzsch Shatters School Record, Wins Javelin on First Day of Morgan State Legacy Meet
BALTIMORE – UMBC freshman Vincent Rentzsch (Orianenburg, Germany) shattered his own school record and won the javelin competition on day one of the Morgan State Legacy Meet, Friday afternoon outside of Hughes Stadium.

April 18, 2013
Track and Field Travels Across Town for Morgan State Legacy Meet Starting on Friday
BALTIMORE – With just two weeks left before the America East Championships in Vestal, N.Y., the UMBC track and field teams travel across town for the two-day Morgan State Legacy Meet at Hughes Stadium.

April 16, 2013
Proctor and Jackson Sweep America East Track Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC senior Trae Proctor (Brandywine, Md./Thomas Stone) and sophomore Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) swept the America East Track Performer of the Week Awards, the conference office announced on Tuesday evening. Albany’s Alexander Bowen and Vermont’s Nika Ouellette won the weekly field awards.

April 13, 2013
Four School Records Fall as Retrievers Compete at Mason Spring Invitational
FAIRFAX, Va. – Competing with over 1,200 athletes from 37 different schools, four UMBC track and field athletes broke school records as the Retrievers competed at the Mason Spring Invitational at George Mason Stadium on Saturday.

April 12, 2013
Track and Field Heads to Northern Virginia for Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday
BALTIMORE – The UMBC track and field teams continue their outdoor season by traveling to Northern Virginia for the Mason Spring Invitational, Saturday afternoon at George Mason Stadium.

April 6, 2013
Personal-Bests Highlight Second Day of Duke Invitational
DURHAM, N.C. – Multiple athletes set personal and season-best marks as the UMBC track and field team completed competition at the Duke Invitational, Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium.

April 6, 2013
Fogle Breaks School Record on First Day of Duke Invitational
DURHAM, N.C. – UMBC sophomore Paulette Fogle (Washington, D.C./Bishop McNamara) broke her own school record, finishing second in the 400m hurdles, Friday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium at the Duke Invitational.

April 4, 2013
Retrievers Head South for Two-Day Duke Invitational Starting on Friday
BALTIMORE – After hosting their first home meet in ten years, the UMBC track and field teams return to the road this weekend to continue the outdoor campaign with the Duke Invitational, starting on Friday at Wallace Wade Stadium.

March 30, 2013
School Record Performances Highlight Big Dawg Invitational
BALTIMORE – Five school records fell as the UMBC track and field team hosted its first invitational meet in ten years, the Big Dawg Invitational, Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium.

March 29, 2013
Track and Field Hosts First Meet in Two Years with Saturday’s Big Dawg Invitational
BALTIMORE – Two years after the America East Championships came to Baltimore, and ten years since this meet’s latest incarnation, the UMBC Big Dawg Invitational will be held at UMBC Stadium on Saturday with the hammer, javelin, high jump, long jump, and pole vault competitions kicking things off at 10:00 a.m.

March 25, 2013
Big Dawg Invitational to be Streamed Live on UMBCRetrievers.tv
BALTIMORE – The UMBC track and field team’s first home meet since the 2011 America East Championships, this weekend’s Big Dawg Invitational, will be streamed live on UMBCRetrievers.tv.

March 23, 2013
Track and Field’s Florida Trip Cut Short at Rain Soaked FSU Relays
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Heavy rain and inclement weather cut competition short for the UMBC track and field team on Saturday, day two of the Florida State Relays at Mike Long Track.

March 22, 2013
Track and Field Starts Outdoor Season at FSU Relays This Weekend
BALTIMORE – After a successful indoor season in which the women’s track team took a conference-best second place at the America East Championships, the UMBC track and field teams open the outdoor season this weekend at the Florida State Relays in Tallahassee, Fla.

March 22, 2013
Rentzsch Sets New School Record in Javelin as Track and Field Opens Outdoor Season at FSU Relays
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – UMBC freshman Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany) set a new school record in the javelin as the UMBC track and field teams opened the outdoor season at the Florida State Relays, Friday at the Mike Long Track.

March 3, 2013
Women’s Distance Medley Relay Resets School Record at ECAC Championships
BOSTON – UMBC senior sprinter Dennison Long (Greenbelt, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt/FIU) ran a career-best time in the 60m dash to take sole possession of fourth-place in the school record books as the Retriever track and field teams competed at the ECAC and IC4A Championships, Sunday at the Boston University Track and Field Pavilion.

March 2, 2013
School Records Falls, Athletes Advance at IC4A/ECAC Championships
BOSTON – Three UMBC school records fell and multiple athletes advanced to event finals to be tomorrow, Saturday afternoon at the IC4A and ECAC Championships at the Boston University Track and Field Pavilion.

March 1, 2013
Select Group of Retrievers Returns to Boston for ECAC/IC4A Track and Field Meets
BALTIMORE – A select group of Retrievers whom met qualifying standards during the invitational meet season will return to Boston for the UMBC track and field team this weekend to compete in the ECAC and IC4A Championship meets.

February 12, 2013
Individual and Relay Titles Push Women to Best-Ever Finish at America East Championships; Men Place Third
BOSTON – The UMBC track and field team won 11 event titles on the second day of the America East Championships as the women earned their best-ever finish at the conference meet, while the men matched their top finish since 2010, Tuesday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

February 11, 2013
Champions Crowned, Records Fall for Retrievers on First Day of America East Championships
BOSTON – UMBC seniors Cameron McDearmon (Owings Mills, Md./Franklin) and Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) won the respective men’s and women’s weight throw competitions while Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) broke the America East record in the 60m dash preliminaries on the first day of the conference track and field championships, Monday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

February 10, 2013
Track and Field Ships Up to Boston for America East Championships Starting on Monday
BALTIMORE – After having a little over a week off from competition, the UMBC track and field teams head to Boston, Mass. for the 2013 America East Indoor Track and Field Championships.

February 2, 2013
Women’s 4x400 Breaks School Record on Second Day of New Balance Collegiate Invitational
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The UMBC women’s 4x400m relay team of sophomores Paulette Fogle (Washington, D.C./Bishop McNamara) and Kalane’ Abbey (Laurel, Md./Laurel), freshman D’Nique Phillip (Elkton, Md.), and junior Kirsten Jones (Brentwood, Tenn./M.L.K. Magnet) broke the UMBC school record as the Retrievers’ track and field team competed on the second day of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Saturday afternoon at the Armory.

February 1, 2013
More Personal-Bests Fall as Track and Field Competes at Day One of New Balance Collegiate Invitational
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Six athletes recorded personal-bests at the UMBC track and field team competed at the first day of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Friday at the Armory.

January 31, 2013
Retrievers Conclude Invitational Season at Two-Day New Balance Collegiate Invitational Beginning on Friday
BALTIMORE – The UMBC track and field team finishes the invitational portion of its indoor season with the two-day New Balance Collegiate Invitational, beginning on Friday in New York, N.Y.

January 26, 2013
Jackson Resets 200m Record as Track and Field Competes at Penn State and George Mason
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – A day after resetting her school record in the 60m dash, UMBC sophomore sprinter Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) broke her own record in the 200m dash, Saturday afternoon at the Penn State National Invitational.

January 25, 2013
Jackson Breaks 60m Dash Record Twice Against National Field at Penn State
BALTIMORE – Numerous UMBC track and field athletes set season-bests to move up in the America East rankings while competing at the Penn State National Invitational on Friday afternoon.

January 24, 2013
Track and Field Splits Up to Compete at Penn State and George Mason this Weekend
BALTIMORE – For the first time this indoor season, the UMBC track and field team will split up in order to participate in two meets.

January 22, 2013
Smith Named America East Track Athlete of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC junior Andrew Smith (Chadds Ford, Pa./Garnet Valley) was named the America East Male Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.

January 19, 2013
McDearmon Wins Weight Throw, Smith Claims 800m Run as Track and Field Competes at Terrapin Invitational
LANDOVER, Md. – UMBC senior Cameron McDearmon (Owings Mills, Md./Franklin) won the weight throw and junior Andrew Smith (Chadds Ford, Pa./Garnet Valley) won the 800m run as the UMBC track and field team competed against several local rivals on Saturday at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex.

January 18, 2013
Track and Field Continues Indoor Season Close to Home at Terrapin Invitational on Saturday
BALTIMORE – The UMBC track and field team continues its indoor season on Saturday with its closest-to-home meet at the Terrapin Invitational.

January 15, 2013
Proctor and Obemeata Repeat, Phillip Wins First Conference Weekly Honor
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second straight week, multiple UMBC track and field athletes earned America East Performer of the Week honors, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.

January 11, 2013
Proctor Smashes School Record as Track and Field Competes at Gotham Cup
NEW YORK, N.Y. – A week after equaling the school record in the 60m hurdles, UMBC senior Trae Proctor (Brandywine, Md./Thomas Stone) broke the mark Friday at the Gotham Cup.

January 10, 2013
Track and Field Heads to New York for the Gotham Cup on Friday
BALTIMORE – After receiving a pair of school record performances last week at the Penn State Relays, the UMBC track and field teams continue their indoor season this Friday at the Gotham Cup in New York City.

January 8, 2013
UMBC Earns All Four America East Weekly Track and Field Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The UMBC track and field team swept the four weekly America East awards, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.

January 4, 2013
Track and Field Opens 2013 at Penn State Relays on Saturday
BALTIMORE – After a month off from competition, the UMBC track and field teams open the 2013 calendar year on Saturday at the Penn State Relays.

December 3, 2012
UMBC Announces Under Armour as Official Outfitter of Retriever Athletics
BALTIMORE - UMBC Athletics today announced that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore-based leader in athletic performance apparel, footwear, and accessories will be the official outfitter of Retriever Athletics through 2018.

December 1, 2012
Six Retrievers Earn Second Place Finishes for Track and Field at Bison Opener
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Six Retrievers earned second-places finishes as the UMBC track and field teams competed at the Bison Opener, Saturday afternoon at Bucknell.

November 30, 2012
Track and Field Set to Begin 2012-13 Indoor Season on Saturday at Bison Opener
BALTIMORE – Following a year of record-setting and breakout performances in 2011-12, the UMBC track and field teams look to continue to move up the standings in the America East Conference.

November 7, 2012
Track and Field Reveals Tough Indoor and Outdoor Schedule
BALTIMORE – The UMBC track and field program will kick-off it’s 2012-13 schedule at the Bison Opener, hosted by Bucknell University, for the ninth consecutive year, head coach David Bobb announced on Wednesday.

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