Vincent Rentzsch
Vincent Rentzsch
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Oranienburg, Germany
High School: Elite Sportschule Potsdam
Position: Throws

2014 Outdoor: Reached the NCAA East Preliminaries for the second straight year while competing in the javelin… Recorded his top throw of the season while winning the event at the season-opening FSU Relays with a toss of 66.09m (216’10”)… Also won the javelin competition at the Mason Spring Invitational and Big Dawg Invitational at UMBC Stadium… Competed in the discus and shot put, as well, during the spring season… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2013-14 Indoor: Scored a career-best 4,889 points while winning a bronze medal for the heptathlon at the 2014 America East Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York… His total is the fifth-highest in school history… Won the shot put competition and placed second in the 60m hurdles during the seven-event competition at the conference meet… Finished in second place in the heptathlon at the Penn State Nationals, also winning the shot put and placing second in the hurdles event. 

2013 Outdoor: Broke the school record in the javelin in his first collegiate outdoor meet, the Florida State Relays, and went on to reset it five more times during the season… Became just the fifth Retriever athlete to compete at the NCAA Championships… Recorded a career-best throw of 70.88m (232’6”) in his final toss of the NCAA East Preliminary to earn a spot at the national meet… Won the javelin event, in addition to the decathlon, at the 2013 America East Championships… Scored 6,585 points during his win in the decathlon, the fourth-highest total accumulated in school history… Won the discus, javelin, and shot put competitions during the ten-event competition, while finishing second in the long jump.

2012-13 Indoor: Placed third in the heptathlon at the 2013 America East Indoor Championships with 4,786 points, the fifth-most points ever gained by a UMBC athlete in the competition, at the time… Won the shot put portion of the competition with a toss of 13.57m (44’6.25”)… Placed second in the long jump event with a leap of 6.49m (21’3.50”).

Background: A ten-time state champion in the javelin, discus, and multi events between 2006 and 2010… Twice won the national team “Jugend Trainiert fur Olympia” in Berlin… Also played soccer.

Personal: Son of Thomas and Annette Rentzsch… Has one older sibling, Johannes… Majoring in information system while working towards a minor in financial economics… Born July 19, 1992.