Retrievers Close Out Colonial Relays on Saturday


Williamsburg, Va.—UMBC track and field finished the Colonial Relays on Saturday afternoon, earning a handful of top ten finishes. The men had a trio of field athletes lead the way, as the men finished seventh and the women 20th.

The 4x800m relay team of Urgy Eado, Ty Thronson, Andrew Kereszetes and Miles Smith earned a sixth place finish with a time of 7:45.52 to lead the runners on Saturday.

Thomas Johnson finished third in the triple jump with a jump of 14.70m (48'2.75") to lead the field athletes. Jacob Netschke and Chase DeWitt placed fourth and 16th respectively in the high jump and discus. Netschke finished with a jump of 2.04m (6'8.25") while DeWitt had a toss of 40.58m (133'2").

The women had a pair of top five relay finishes on Saturday. Mercedes Tillman, Amani Wallace, Kara Patrice, and Erin Patrice took fourth in the 4x100m relay with a time of 47.22. Wallace, Patrice and Patrice teamed up with Yinka Alabi to win bronze in the 4x200m relay with a time of 1:39.74. 

UMBC will return to the track at the George Mason Spring Invitational next Saturday, April 8.