BALTIMORE – UMBC freshman Vincent Rentzsch (Orianenburg, Germany) shattered his own school record and won the javelin competition on day one of the Morgan State Legacy Meet, Friday afternoon outside of Hughes Stadium.
Already the school record holder and the first Retriever to ever surpass the 200-foot barrier, Rentzsch went even further on Friday, besting the field with a career-best throw of 65.40m (214'7") on his first attempt. In his last throw, Rentzsch recorded the second-best distance in the competition as well (61.71m, 209'0").
Rentzsch has broken the school record four times this spring, beginning with his first UMBC meet, the Florida State Relays on Mar. 22. He also reset the record at the Big Dawg Invitational as well as at the Mason Spring Invitational last weekend.
Sophomore Thor Serafenas (Olney, Md./Good Counsel/Clemson) nearly equaled his teammate's performance, winning the hammer throw, but just off of his school-record toss. At Morgan State, Serafenas won the competition with a heave of 56.50m (185'4"), his second-farthest of the season. His best toss of 56.85m (186'6") at the Big Dawg Invitational on Mar. 30. Junior Ray Stinsman III (Mt. Laurel, N.J./Lenape) took third in the competition with a personal-best toss of 50.58m (165'11"), moving up to seventh all-time at UMBC.
On the women's side, junior Emma Mayne (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) set a personal-record in the javelin. Mayne finished 11th in the event with career-best distance of 27.46m (90'1").
The Morgan State Legacy Meet will continue on Saturday morning with the decathlon continuing at 9:30 a.m. The discus, as well as the women's 400m hurdles will start at 10:00 a.m. at Hughes Stadium.