Track and Field Set to Host America East Outdoor Championships This Weekend

Track and Field Set to Host America East Outdoor Championships This Weekend

Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC track and field team will welcome the America East Conference this weekend when they host the conference championships beginning on Saturday.

Times for all events can be found at: http://americaeast.com/tournaments/?id=2224

America East Outdoor Championships Info:

What: 2018 America East Outdoor Championships

When: Saturday, May 5th-Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Where: Baltimore, Md. – UMBC Stadium

Social Media: @UMBCAthletics, @umbcxctf, #AETF, #RetrieverNation

How to Watch: Streams for both days of competition will be on AmericaEast.TV, with Saturday's stream beginning at 9:55 a.m., and Sunday's beginning at 8:55 a.m.

Last Time Out (Penn Relays):

The Retrievers had a strong showing at the Penn Relays last weekend, capturing multiple top finishes.  On Thursday, UMBC was led by freshman Kelechi Nwanaga, who broke her own school record in the javelin throw with a distance of 51.92m on her way to earn fourth in the event.

Also on Thursday, the 4x100m relay team of Funmi Daramola, Amani Wallace, Erin Patrice, and Kara Patrice qualified for the College Final later in the meet with a time of 46.22.  Daramola and Wallace also helped the 4x400m relay team, along with Tori Johnson and Collese Daley, qualify for the Eastern Final with a time of 3:48.11.

Nathan Nadal took 14th in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:11.84, which was good for fifth best in school history.

On Friday, senior Russell Bowman led the way with a fourth place finish in the shotput, tossing 16.81m, which was his personal best distance.  The 4x200m team of James Oakley III, Brian Nelson, John Oputa, and Noel Njem qualified for the Eastern finals with a time of 1:26.11, while the 4x100m team of Oakley, Oputa, Nelson, and Donald Duncan also qualified for the Eastern finals with a time of 41.67.

Nelson, Oakley, Oputa, and Jamal Cody also qualified for the Eastern finals in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:16.55.  The 4x100m women's team finished their finals event in seventh with a time of 46.63

On the final day of competition, the 4x200m men's team captured first place in the Eastern finals, after finishing the event in 1:26.25.  The men's 4x100m team also took third in the Eastern finals.

Tony White came in third in the javelin throw, with his furthest distance measuring in at 64.92m, while Alexios Prodanas took fifth with a 63.19m throw. 

Next Time Out:

The Retrievers will return to Princeton, N.J. next weekend to take part in the IC4A/ECAC Championships, beginning on Saturday, May 12th.