Gainesville, Fla.—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.
The Greece native finished fourth in the event with a toss of 59.93m, a throw that qualifies him for the IC4A Championships later this spring. The throw was the second best all-time in school history and would have been an NCAA Prelim qualifying throw the past two seasons. Teammate Andrew Haberman finished the event in 14th place with a throw of 53.17m, fifth best in school history also qualifying for IC4A's.
Matt Kingeter was the only other Retriever in action on Thursday, placing 37th in the 5,000m run with a time of 15:12.82.
Day two of the Florida Relays will commence tomorrow at noon in Gainesville.