Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC track and field will return to the track with the ECAC/IC4A Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Princeton. The Retrievers will send 14 athletes to compete in the meet over the two days with a majority competing on day one.
ECAC/IC4A Championships Info:
What: 2019 ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Track and Field Championships
When: Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12
Where: Weaver Stadium - Princeton, N.J.
How to Follow: Live results at ECACSports.com
Social Media: @umbcxctf, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AETF
Last Time Out (America East Championships):
Defending champion UAlbany defended their crown on both sides with the Retrievers finishing seventh on both the men's and women's sides.
Kelechi Nwanaga defended her javelin title, as well as Manos Kamtsiklis winning the hammer throw.
Nwanaga led the women with a gold medal, her second straight, in the javelin with a toss of 51.84m.
Manos Kamtsiklis and Alexios Prodanas finished one-two in the hammer throw to lead the men in the field. Kamtsiklis earned gold with a throw of 62.50m with Prodanas finishing right behind him with a throw of 59.33m. Andrew Haberman also earned a medal taking sixth in the event with a toss of 52.00m.
On the women's side, Kaya Knake just missed out on defending her 800m crown, finishing second with a time of 2:08.38 to earn all-conference honors. She helped anchor the 4x800m relay team to a third-place finish and all-conference honors. She teamed up with Bridgett Redding, Briana Roberts and Ryanna Kimbembe to cross the tape in 9:07.57.
Redding earned a top eight finish in the 800m finishing eighth in a time of 2:12.06. Erin Patrice earned a pair of top times in the 100m and 200m dashes. She finished the 100m in sixth place (12.26) and the 200m in ninth place (25.98). Twin sister Kara Patrice earned a spot on the 100m with an eighth-place finish in a time of 12.36.A pair of relays also competed on Sunday. The 4x100m relay team of Erin Patrice, Amani Wallace, Asha Washington and Kara Patrice finished in fourth in 47.45 while the quartet of Tori Johnson, Ariella Garcia, Collese Daley and Erin Patrice took ninth in the 4x400m relay in 4:01.34.
On the men's side, Manos Kamtsiklis and Taylor Baranoski earned all-conference honors. Kamtsiklis finished third in the discus with a toss 43.37m while Baranoski took third in the 1,500m in a time of 3:57.19, battling a tough field to earn bronze.
In the field, Alexios Prodanas took fourth in the discus with a throw of 42.79m with Andrew Haberman taking sixth in the shot put (14.54m). Rodney Sachiti rounded out the field athletes with a 13th place finish in triple jump at 13.68m.
On the track, Miles Smith led the individual runners with a sixth-place finish in the 800m in a time of 1:52.71. Trenson Terry also earned a medal in the 400m hurdles with a time of 55.13 good for eighth-place. Nathan Nadal, Matthew Kane and Chris Thoms finished 11-17-18 in the in 5,000m run. Nadal crossed in 14:52.59 with Kane and Thoms finishing in 15:23.22 and 15:24.37 respectively.
The 4x800m relay was the lone Retriever relay on Sunday. The team of Baranoski, Erik Jenks, Joe Viqueira and Smith finished in fourth in 7:42.18.
-The Retrievers will wait and see who will compete at the NCAA East Preliminaries May 23-25 in Jacksonville, Fla. As it stands, Alexios Prodanas and Kelechi Nwanaga should qualify for the hammer throw and javelin.