UMBC Track and Field Heads to Albany for America East Outdoor Championships

Photo: Ian Feldmann
Photo: Ian Feldmann

Championship Central

Baltimore, Md.-- 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.

America East Championship Info:
What: 2019 America East Outdoor Championships
Where: Track and Field Venue - Albany, N.Y.
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5
Teams Competing: UAlbany, Binghamton, Hartford, Maine, UMBC, UMass Lowell, New Hampshire, Stony Brook, Vermont
How to Watch: Live stream and live results at AmericaEast.com
Social Media: @umbcxctf, @UMBCAthletics, @AEDigitalNet, @AmericaEast, #RetrieverNation, #AEChamps

Last Time Out (Penn Relays):

Kelechi Nwanaga took fourth in the javelin throw with a toss of 51.64m. Eleni Zotou was the other individual performer, finishing the hammer throw in 24th with a throw of 48.20m.

The women's 4x100m relay competed in the Eastern Finals, taking ninth place. Erin Patrice, Amani Wallace, Asha Washington and Kara Patrice took ninth with a time of 47.55 after going 47.57 in the prelims. Erin Patrice and Kara Patrice teamed up with Tori Johnson and Ariella Garcia to finish 22nd in the 4x200m Championship of America relay with a time of 1:43.74.

On the men's side, Rodney Sachiti led the way with an 18th place finish in the long jump with his best jump coming at 6.72m. Trenson Terry rounded out the field in the 400m hurdles, finishing in 38th with a time of 55.76.

Alexios Prodanas took silver in the hammer throw championship with a toss of 63.84m. Kamtsiklis finished just behind him in sixth with a throw of 61.19m. Rodney Sachiti and Jameer Robinson also competed in field events, taking 17th in the triple jump (13.01m) and 20th in the javelin (50.52m) respectively.

The 4x800m relay team of Miles Smith, Taylor Baranoski, Erik Jenks and Joe Viqueira took ninth with a time of 7:48.07 to round out the field.

Last Year at the Championships:

Both Kelechi Nwanaga and Kaya Knake broke school records in the javelin and 800m respectively, with Nwanaga earning Most Outstanding Female Rookie for her efforts over the two days at UMBC Stadium. Knake helped lead the 4x800m relay team to gold with the 4x400m relay squad rounding out the meet with a gold medal.

Brian Nelson earned the Coaches Award for scoring the most points at the meet, winning the 100m and 200m dashes while also helping the 4x100m relay earn gold.

UAlbany won both the men's and women's titles with the UMBC men taking third and the women finishing in sixth.

Up Next:

-Select Retrievers will travel to Princeton to participate in the ECAC/IC4A Championships next Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12.