2018-19 Men's Track and Field News

  • Alexios Prodanas Earns USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-American Honors
    June 11, 2019
    UMBC track and field junior Alexios Prodanas earned Honorable Mention All-American honors by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. Prodanas becomes the third Retriever in the last two years to earn All-American honors joining Kelechi Nwanaga and Tony White last year. Prodanas finished the year at the NCAA Championships last week competing in the hammer throw.
  • Prodanas Finishes 19th at NCAA Championships
    June 05, 2019
    UMBC track and field junior Alexios Prodanas (Kilkis, Greece) finished the year with a 19th place finish in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Prodanas was the third Retriever in the last two years and fourth since 2016 to compete at the national finals.
  • Alexios Prodanas Heads to Texas for NCAA Championships
    June 04, 2019
    UMBC track and field junior Alexios Prodanas (Kilkis, Greece) will head to Austin, Texas for the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, becoming the third Retriever in the past two years to compete at the national meet. Prodanas qualified for the championships in the hammer throw, placing 12th in the prelims in Jacksonville.
  • Track and Field Head Coach David Bobb Inks Three-Year Extension
    May 28, 2019
    UMBC track and field head coach David Bobb signed a three-year contract extension, Director of Athletics Tim Hall announced today.
  • TEXAS BOUND: Alexios Prodanas Qualifies for NCAA Championship at East Preliminaries
    May 23, 2019
    Junior Alexios Prodanas qualified for the NCAA Championships in two weeks in Austin, Texas in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminaries on Thursday. He becomes the fourth Retriever since 2016 to earn a spot in the national finals, joining Kelechi Nwanaga, Tony White and Vincent Rentzsch to do so.
  • Trio of Retrievers Head to Jacksonville for NCAA East Preliminaries
    May 22, 2019
    UMBC track and field will send three athletes to the NCAA East Preliminaries that runs this Thursday, May 23 through Saturday, May 25. Kelechi Nwanaga will compete in both the javelin and shot put with Manos Kamtsiklis and Alexios Prodanas competing in the hammer throw at the prelims. The Retrievers are coming off a seventh place finish on both the men’s and women’s side at the America East Championships.
  • Prodanas, Nwanaga Lead UMBC Track and Field on Day One of ECAC/IC4A Championships
    May 11, 2019
    UMBC track and field continued the championship season at the 2019 ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Championships on Saturday with Alexios Prodanas and Kelechi Nwanaga leading the way. Prodanas took gold in the hammer throw with Nwanaga finishing first in the javelin.
  • UMBC Track and Field Heads to Princeton for ECAC/IC4A Championships
    May 10, 2019
    UMBC track and field will return to the track with the ECAC/IC4A Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Princeton. The Retrievers will send 14 athletes to compete in the meet over the two days with a majority competing on day one.
  • UMBC Men and Women Finish Seventh at America East Track and Field Championships
    May 05, 2019
    UMBC track and field completed the 2019 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday with both the men and women finishing in seventh place. Defending champion UAlbany defended their crown on both sides. A quartet of Retrievers earned all-conference honors on the final day to help lead the Retrievers.
  • Nwanaga, Kamtsiklis Lead UMBC on Day One of America East Championships
    May 04, 2019
    UMBC track and field got off to a stellar start on day one of the 2019 America East Championships with Kelechi Nwanaga defending her javelin title, as well as Manos Kamtsiklis winning the hammer throw on Saturday. The women are currently in sixth place while the men are in third.
  • UMBC Track and Field Heads to Albany for America East Outdoor Championships
    May 03, 2019
    UMBC track and field makes the trek up to Albany for the 2019 America East Outdoor Championships this Saturday and Sunday, hosted by UAlbany. The Retrievers are looking to dethrone the Great Danes, who swept the titles last year in Baltimore. UMBC will look to continue their strong string of success this spring.
  • Prodanas, Kamtsiklis Lead UMBC Track and Field on Final Day of Penn Relays
    April 27, 2019
    Alexios Prodanas and Manos Kamtsiklis led the Retrievers on the final day of the 125th Penn Relays on Saturday. Prodanas and Kamtsiklis were two of four individual athletes and one relay that competed on Saturday.
  • UMBC Track and Field Continues to Impress on Day Two of Penn Relays
    April 26, 2019
    UMBC track and field continued to stand out on day two of the historic Penn Relays with two women’s relays and two men’s competitors taking to the track and field on Friday. This is the final tune up for the Retrievers before heading to the America East Championships next weekend.
  • Prodanas Earns America East Weekly Honor; Track and Field Heads to Penn Relays This Week
    April 24, 2019
    UMBC track and field stand out Alexios Prodanas earned another America East Male Field Performer of the Week honor after resetting the school record in the hammer throw this past weekend at Bucknell. This is his second outdoor award this season. The Retrievers will have their final tune up before the America East Championships next week by heading to Philadelphia for the historic Penn Relays.
  • Prodanas Sets School Record in Hammer Throw; Retrievers Complete Bucknell Team Challenge and Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday
    April 21, 2019
    UMBC track and field had strong showings at both the Bucknell Team Challenge and Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday. Alexios Prodanas reset his school record once again in the hammer throw at the Bucknell Team Challenge, finishing the event in first place to lead the Retrievers.
  • Track and Field Travels to Larry Ellis invitational and Bucknell Team Challenge on Saturday
    April 19, 2019
    UMBC track and field hits the road with the squad splitting between the Larry Ellis Invitational and Bucknell Team Challenge on Saturday. The Retrievers are coming off a strong showing at the Mason Spring Invitational last weekend that saw Kelechi Nwanaga earn America East Female Field Performer of the Week after winning gold in the javelin. UMBC has just one more meet before the America East Championships in May.
  • Retriever Track and Field Finishes Mason Spring Invitational on High Note
    April 13, 2019
    UMBC track and field continued their tune up for the America East championships at the Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday. Several Retrievers had top ten finishes including Kelechi Nwanaga who took first place in the javelin.
  • Track and Field Heads to Fairfax for Mason Spring Invitational
    April 12, 2019
    UMBC track and field takes the short trek to Fairfax for the Mason Spring Invitational this Saturday, hosted by George Mason. The Retrievers are coming off a strong showing at the Towson Invitational last weekend that saw yet another record fall. Alexios Prodanas set the school mark in the hammer throw with a toss of 67.20m, breaking the record he set in 2017.
  • Prodanas Sets Another School Record to Lead UMBC at Towson Invitational
    April 06, 2019
    UMBC track and field saw a strong showing from a number of athletes on the track and in the field on Saturday, led by Alexios Prodanas who won gold in the hammer throw with a toss of 67.20m. The throw broke the record he set back in 2017.
  • UMBC Track and Field to Take Part in Towson Invitational on Saturday
    April 05, 2019
    UMBC track and field continues their preparations for the America East Championships by staying local and traveling up I-695 to Towson for the Towson Invitational on Saturday. The Retrievers are coming off strong performances at the Pepsi Florida Relays last weekend that saw several Retrievers hit IC4A/ECAC qualifying marks, as well as NCAA Preliminary cuts as well.
  • Prodanas Named America East Field Performer of the Week
    April 03, 2019
    UMBC track and field standout Alexios Prodanas (Kilkis, Greece) was named America East Field Performer of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday morning. Prodanas had a strong outing at the Pepsi Florida Relays last weekend, picking up where he left off during the indoor season.
  • UMBC Track and Field Finishes Florida Relays on High Note
    March 30, 2019
    UMBC track and field saw a handful of relays compete on the final day of the 2019 Florida Relays. The women’s 4x800m relay team had a top ten finish, finishing with the second fastest time in school history in the event.
  • Retriever Track and Field Shines on Day Two of Florida Relays
    March 29, 2019
    Several Retrievers turned in top ten times in school history, with a few that turned in performances that could see them qualify for NCAA Prelims later in the spring. Kelechi Nwanaga led the women with a top five finish, while Alexios Prodanas turned in a top ten finish for the men.
  • Kamtsiklis Leads UMBC on Day One of Florida Relays
    March 28, 2019
    UMBC track and field kicked off the 2019 outdoor campaign at the Florida Relays on Thursday with three Retrievers in action. Manos Kamtsiklis led the way with a fourth place finish in the hammer throw.
  • Track and Field Kicks off Outdoor Campaign at Pepsi Florida Relays This Weekend
    March 27, 2019
    UMBC track and field opens up the 2019 outdoor season at the Pepsi Florida Relays, hosted by the University of Florida this weekend. The Retrievers finished up the indoor season with the men finishing seventh and the women sixth at the America East Indoor Championships back in late May.
  • Knake Breaks School Record; Men Finish Seventh, Women Sixth on Final Day of America East Championships
    February 23, 2019
    UMBC track and field completed the 2019 America East Indoor Championships on Saturday, led by Kaya Knake on the women’s side. Knake won gold in the 800m and helped anchor the 4x800m relay team to gold on Saturday setting a school record in the event.
  • Prodanas Wins Gold; Retrievers Impress on Day One of America East Championships
    February 22, 2019
    Alexios Prodanas continued his strong indoor season by winning gold in the weight throw on day one of the America East Indoor Championships on Friday. The Retriever men are sitting in fourth after day one, while the women sit in ninth place.
  • UMBC Track and Field Heads to Boston for #AETF Championships
    February 21, 2019
    UMBC track and field will head to Boston looking to win their first America East Indoor Championship this weekend. The Retrievers have had a strong indoor season thus far, with several school and personal records being broken. The Retrievers will look to dethrone UMass Lowell on the men’s side and UAlbany on the women’s side.
  • Alexios Prodanas and Erin Patrice Earn #AETF Weekly Awards
    February 19, 2019
    UMBC track and field junior Alexios Prodanas and senior Erin Patrice were named Male Field Performer and Female Track Performer of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday morning. Prodanas continued his torrid winter by rebreaking the school record in the weight throw, while Patrice won the 60m dash and came in third in the 200m dash at the Penn State Tune Up on Saturday.
  • Prodanas Continues Historic Season at Penn State Tune-Up on Saturday
    February 16, 2019
    UMBC track and field had a strong showing in their final meet before the America East Championships next weekend. Alexios Prodanas continued his historic indoor campaign, by once again rewriting the record books in the weight throw. The junior once again reset his personal and school record in the weight throw for the fourth time this year.
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