Knake Breaks School Record; Men Finish Seventh, Women Sixth on Final Day of America East Championships

Knake Breaks School Record; Men Finish Seventh, Women Sixth on Final Day of America East Championships

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Boston, Mass.-- UMBC track and field completed the 2019 America East Indoor Championships on Saturday, led by Kaya Knake on the women's side. Knake won gold in the 800m and helped anchor the 4x800m relay team to gold on Saturday setting a school record in the event.

Knake led a trio of Retrievers in the 800m earning all-conference honors and winning a gold medal with a time of 2:07.91. Bridgett Redding and Briana Roberts went four-five in the race with times of 2:13.30 and 2:14.78 respectively. Knake, Redding, Roberts and Morgan Casey them teamed up to win gold in the 4x800m relay in a time of 9:09.40.

Erin Patrice earned a pair of top eight finishes, taking seventh in the 60m finals (7.76) and sixth in the 200m (25.19). Tori Johnson and Ariella Garcia earned medals in the 500m dash with Johnson taking second in 1:15.21 and Garcia placing 6th in 1:17.04.

Alexis Bartelloni and Morgan Casey also earned top finishes in the mile (11th, 5:12.80) and the 1,000m (6th, 2:57.48) respectively.

Kelechi Nwanaga led the field athletes with a fifth place finish in the shot put with a toss of 13.23m.

UAlbany retained their crown, edging out UMass Lowell and Binghamton in second and third. Stony Brook, Vermont, UMBC, New Hampshire, Maine, Hartford rounded out the field.

The men were led in the field by Divinus Muteba and Rodney Sachiti who both placed in the top ten. Muteba earned silver in the high jump with a jump of 2.04m and Sachiti taking ninth in the triple jump with a jump of 13.96m. Tony White earned a tenth place finish in the shot put with a throw of 13.61m to round out the field athletes.

Miles Smith led the runners with a bronze medal performance in the 800m with a time of 1:52.38. Isaiah Jensen and Taylor Baranoski also turned in top finishes in the 500m dash (4th, 1:04.43) and the mile (12th, 4:16.05) respectively. The 4x800m relay team of Baranoski, Jensen, Joe Viqueira and Smith finished fifth in a time of 7:45.66.

The Great Danes recaptured their title on the men's side, edging out UMass Lowell and New Hampshire. Stony Brook, Binghamton, Vermont, UMBC, Maine and Hartford rounded out the field.