Boston, Mass.-- UMBC track and field standout Kelechi Nwanga was named America East Field Performer of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday. Nwanaga helped lead a pack of Retrievers at the Mason Spring Invitational this past Saturday, taking gold in the javelin.
Nwanaga finished the even in first place with a toss of 51.67m. That throw not only hits an ECAC qualifying mark, but is currently the 15th best throw in the country this season, as she looks to get back to the NCAA Championships after placing in the top four last year.
The Retrievers are back in action on Saturday, April 20 when they travel to Bucknell for the Bucknell Team Challenge.