Prodanas Resets School Record in Weight Throw at NYC Gotham Cup

Prodanas Resets School Record in Weight Throw at NYC Gotham Cup


Staten Island, N.Y.-- Alexios Prodanas reset the school record in the weight throw, a record he broke just six days ago at the Great Dane Classic, to lead the Retrievers at the NYC Gotham Cup on Friday. Several Retrievers turned in top performances on the day as UMBC continues to gear up for the America East Championships.

Prodanas had a throw of 18.98m, besting the school mark he set last week of 18.97m at the Great Dane Classic. Emmanouil Kamtsiklis finished in second in the event with a toss of 17.27m. Not to be outdone was Divinus Muteba, who took home gold in the high jump with his best jump coming at 2.04m.

On the track, Brian Nelson finished first in the 60m dash and second in the 200m dash with times 6.90 and 21.65 respectively. Isaiah Jensen finished sixth in the 400m dash in a time of 49.95 to help lead the sprinters.

Matt Kane and Chris Thoms each turned in seventh place finishes in the 3,000m and 5,000m with times of 8:52.64 and 15:43.90 with Peter Antonelli taking 12th in the 1,000m in 2:34.24.

On the women's side, Asha Washington had the best finish of any Retriever, taking fifth in the 60m dash in a time of 7.85. Erin Patrice also turned in a top ten finish in the event taking eighth in a time of 7.96. Tori Johnson finished in 10th place in the 400m dash in a time of 57.94 to round out the top sprint finishes.

Emma Kartalia led the distance runners with a seventh place finish in the 5,000m with a time of 19:39.18 with Emmy Beyer finishing ninth in the 3,000m in 10:57.11.

In the field, Breanna Flores took 12th in the weight throw to lead the throwers.

The Retrievers will return to action next week with the team splitting up to go to the Penn State National meet and George Mason Invite next Friday and Saturday.