Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC track and field takes the short trek to Fairfax for the Mason Spring Invitational this Saturday, hosted by George Mason. The Retrievers are coming off a strong showing at the Towson Invitational last weekend that saw yet another record fall. Alexios Prodanas set the school mark in the hammer throw with a toss of 67.20m, breaking the record he set in 2017.
Mason Spring Invitational Meet Info:
What: UMBC Track and Field at Mason Spring Invitational
Where: George Mason Stadium - Fairfax, Va.
When: Saturday, April 13 - Field events begin at 10 a.m., track events at noon
How to Watch: Live results available at GoMason.com
Social Media: @umbcxctf, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AETF
Last Time Out (Towson Invitational):
-Alexios Prodanas who won gold in the hammer throw with a toss of 67.20m. The throw broke the record he set back in 2017. Manos Kamtsiklis and Andrew Haberman went two-three in the event with throws of 58.88m and 53.15m. Prodanas also turned in a fourth-place finish in the discus with a toss of 45.77m. Rodney Sachiti earned a pair of top five finishes, taking fourth in the triple jump (13.44m) and third in the long jump (6.81m). Trenson Terry finished second in the long jump at 6.84m with Jameer Robinson rounding out the field athletes with a sixth-place finish in the javelin (49.02m).
-On the track, Chris Thoms picked up gold in the 5,000m, crossing the finish line in a time of 15:31.84. Bradley Arbaugh and Eric Smart finished the event in fourth (15:47.17) and fifth (15:51.07) respectively. Trenson Terry also picked up a silver in the 400m hurdles, finishing in 55.14.
-Erin Patrice earned top ten finishes in both the 100m and 200m dashes with Kara Patrice finishing top ten in the 100m. Erin finished fourth in the final of the 100m dash in 12.25 after going 12.40 in the prelims before finishing fifth in the 200m in 25.57. Kara Patrice took tenth in the 100m crossing the tape in 12.76.
-Alexis Bartelloni turned in a third-place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 12:00.76. Tori Johnson took fifth in the 400m hurdles in 1:05.47 with Briana Robert and Bridgett Redding taking sixth and seventh in the 1,500m with times of 4:46.31 and 4:46.88. Emmy Beyer and Edith Torres rounded the female runners in the 5,000m with Beyer taking fifth (18:48.57) and Torres taking seventh (19:00.97).
-In the field, Kelechi Nwanaga led the way with a fourth-place finish in the shot put (13.65m) and Eleni Zotou taking eighth in the hammer throw (47.42m).
-UMBC will travel to Bucknell for the Bucknell Invitational next Saturday before heading to the Penn Relays the following week.