Men’s 4x200m Team Wins Eastern Finals, Track and Field Wraps Up Penn Relays

Credit to UMBC XC/TF Facebook
Credit to UMBC XC/TF Facebook

Philadelphia, Pa. – James Oakley III, Brian Nelson, John Oputa, and Noel Njem led the Retrievers to a first-place finish in Saturday's 4x200m Eastern Finals at the Penn Relays.  The team finished the event in 1:26.25.  This was the final day of competition for the UMBC track and field team before hosting the America East Championships next weekend.

Oakley, Nelson, Oputa, and Donald Duncan also took third in the 4x100m Eastern Finals, while the 4x400 team of Nelson, Oakley, Oputa, and Jamal Cody ran their event in 3:15.51.

In the field for the men, Tony White came in third in the javelin after his best throw of the day measured in at 64.92m.  In the hammer throw, Alexios Prodanas took fifth after a 63.19m throw.

The women's 4x400m team of Collese Daley, Tori Johnson, Amani Wallace, and Yinka Alabi ran their event in 3:53.24, while the 4x800m group of Briana Roberts, Ariella Garcia, Bridgett Redding, and Kaya Knake finished in 9:15.35.

The Retrievers return to action next Saturday for the first day of the America East Outdoor Championships.