UMBC’s Rentzsch Takes Tenth in Javelin at German National Championships

Rising sophomore Vincent Rentzsch
Rising sophomore Vincent Rentzsch

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.

Thomas Roehler from Thuringia won the competition with his top throw sailing 83.56m (274'1") and beating out Bernhard Seifert (81.59m, 267'9").

Earlier this calendar year, Rentzsch broke onto the scene for the Retrievers, snapping the school record in his first collegiate outdoor meet, the Florida State Relays.  He went on to break the record three more times during the invitational season.  At the America East Championships he won both the javelin and the decathlon for his first two collegiate conference medals. 

Two weeks later Renztsch registered his top career throw of 70.88m (232'6") in his final attempt at the NCAA East Regional to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships in Oregon. Then, competing as just the fifth UMBC athlete to reach the national meet, Rentzsch finished 21st and earned an All-American Honorable Mention.