Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC track and field concluded the George Mason Patriot Games and Penn State National Open on Saturday with big results, including a new school record in the women's 800m by Kaya Knake in State College.
Knake finished the race in ninth place in a time of 2:10.85. The time breaks the record she set last year of 2:10.97. Morgan Casey and Bridgett Redding ran top ten times in school history in the 1,000m with times of 2:57.86 and 2:59.08 respectively. Casey finished the race in 8th while Redding finished 10th.
On the men's side, Miles Smith had the best finish by a Retriever with his second place finish in the 800m with a time of 1:54.37. Isaiah Jenson and Divinus Muteba also had top ten finishes in the 600m and high jump. Jenson finished fifth with a time of 1:20.64 while Muteba took 6th with a jump of 1.96m.
Nathan Nadal took 13th in the 3,000m with a time of 8:46.66 and Trenson Terry finished 13th in the long jump with a jump of 6.76m to round out the top men's finishers at Penn State.
In Fairfax, Matt Kane and Erik Jenks turned in second place finishes in the mile and 500m dash respectively. Kane finished with a time of 4:22.81 while Jenks finished in a time of 1:07.85. John Olojo finished 12th in the 60m dash with a time of 7.22 while Nathan Trowell-Lopez took 7th in the 800m with a time of 2:03.21 to round out the top runners.
Jammer Robinson and Andrew Haberman led the Retriever men in the field with a 9th place finish in the long jump (4.55m) and 7th place finish in the weight throw (14.75m).
Ryanna Kimbembe had the best finish on the women's side with a fourth place finish in the 500m dash in 1:20.55. CC Davies finished just behind her in the race in seventh place in a time of 1:21.58. Margo Henley and Emma Kartalia finished sixth and 11th in the 3,000m with times of 10:48.09 and 10:59.08 respectively with Leanne Sneeringer finishing 12th in the mile in 5:33.47.
Breanna Flores led the field athletes with a ninth place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 13.40m.
The Retrievers will be back in action next Saturday, Feb.2 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge, hosted by Penn State.