Nwanaga Sets School Record, Places Third in Javelin Throw as Track and Field Completes Day Two of Pepsi Florida Relays

Nwanaga Sets School Record, Places Third in Javelin Throw as Track and Field Completes Day Two of Pepsi Florida Relays

Gainesville, Fla. – Freshman Kelechi Nwanaga shattered the school record in the javelin throw in her first career attempt, throwing a distance of 49.57m.  The freshman earned third place in the event after her final attempt went a distance of 51.64m.

Also for the women, sophomore Kaya Knake recorded the second fastest time in school history in the 800m run, with a time of 2:09.83.  This time is also a personal best for Kaya.  Classmate Tori Johnson completed the 400m hurdles in 1:03.41.

For the men, junior Nathan Nadal took eleventh in the 3,000m steeplechase, finishing with a time of 9:17.99.  His time was good enough for sixth in school history, and qualified him for IC4As.  Senior Rhys Burgett took 19th in the event with a time of 9:26.60.  Junior Kyle Kulp completed the 110m hurdles in 57.02. 

Freshman Taylor Baranoski ran the sixth fastest 1,500m in UMBC's history with a time of 3:54.27.

The Retrievers complete their weekend in Gainesville tomorrow afternoon, beginning at noon.