UMBC Men and Women Finish Seventh at America East Track and Field Championships

Photo: Doug Austin
Photo: Doug Austin


Albany, N.Y.— 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.

On the women's side, Kaya Knake just missed out on defending her 800m crown, finishing second with a time of 2:08.38 to earn all-conference honors. She helped anchor the 4x800m relay team to a third-place finish and all-conference honors. She teamed up with Bridgett Redding, Briana Roberts and Ryanna Kimbembe to cross the tape in 9:07.57.

Redding earned a top eight finish in the 800m finishing eighth in a time of 2:12.06. Erin Patrice earned a pair of top times in the 100m and 200m dashes. She finished the 100m in sixth place (12.26) and the 200m in ninth place (25.98). Twin sister Kara Patrice earned a spot on the 100m with an eighth-place finish in a time of 12.36. Tori Johnson and Emmy Beyer rounded out the individual performances with a fourth-place finish in the 400m hurdles (1:02.88) and tenth place finish in the 5,000m (18:22.73) respectively.

A pair of relays also competed on Sunday. The 4x100m relay team of Erin Patrice, Amani Wallace, Asha Washington and Kara Patrice finished in fourth in 47.45 while the quartet of Tori Johnson, Ariella Garcia, Collese Daley and Erin Patrice took ninth in the 4x400m relay in 4:01.34.

In the field, Kelechi Nwanaga took sixth in the shot put (12.74m) and Eleni Zotou took 16th in the discus (33.93m).

On the men's side, Manos Kamtsiklis and Taylor Baranoski earned all-conference honors. Kamtsiklis finished third in the discus with a toss 43.37m while Baranoski took third in the 1,500m in a time of 3:57.19, battling a tough field to earn bronze.

In the field, Alexios Prodanas took fourth in the discus with a throw of 42.79m with Andrew Haberman taking sixth in the shot put (14.54m). Rodney Sachiti rounded out the field athletes with a 13th place finish in triple jump at 13.68m.

On the track, Miles Smith led the individual runners with a sixth-place finish in the 800m in a time of 1:52.71. Trenson Terry also earned a medal in the 400m hurdles with a time of 55.13 good for eighth-place. Nathan Nadal, Matthew Kane and Chris Thoms finished 11-17-18 in the in 5,000m run. Nadal crossed in 14:52.59 with Kane and Thoms finishing in 15:23.22 and 15:24.37 respectively.

The 4x800m relay was the lone Retriever relay on Sunday. The team of Baranoski, Erik Jenks, Joe Viqueira and Smith finished in fourth in 7:42.18.

A handful of Retrievers will now head to Princeton next weekend for the ECAC/IC4A Championships.

Final Standings:
1. UAlbany- 214.5
2. UMass Lowell- 132
3. New Hampshire- 105.5
4. Stony Brook- 100
5. Vermont- 88.5
6. Binghamton- 80
7. UMBC- 55
8. Hartford- 45.5
9. Maine- 30

1. UAlbany- 254
2. UMass Lowell- 136.5
3. Stony Brook- 127
4. Binghamton- 91
5. New Hampshire- 82.5
6. Vermont- 62
7. UMBC- 45
8. Maine- 41
9. Hartford- 19