Track and Field Set to Take Part in Penn Relays Starting on Thursday

Track and Field Set to Take Part in Penn Relays Starting on Thursday

Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC track and field squad continues their outdoor season this weekend, when they travel to Philadelphia, Pa., to take part in the Penn Relays.  This event will be their final event until the UMBC hosted America East Outdoor Championships next weekend.

Penn Relays Info:

What: 2018 Penn Relays

When: Thursday, April 26-Saturday, April 28, 2018

Where: Philadelphia, Pa. – Franklin Field

Social Media: @UMBCAthletics, @umbcxctf, #RetrieverNation, #AETF

The Retrievers will have members competing in all three days of competition.  On Thursday, Nathan Nadal and Rhys Burgett will run the 3,000m steeplechase, Tori Johnson will run the 400m hurdles, and will have teams running in the 4x100m, 4x400m, and the distance medley women's events.  Also on Thursday Kelechi Nwanaga will throw in the javelin throw.

On Friday, Jamal Cody and Andrew Daniels will take part in the 400m hurdles, and the men will have teams running in the 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m events.  Russell Bowman will compete in the shotput on the same day.  The women will have their 4x200m team run on Friday as well.

On Saturday, on both the men and women's 4x800m teams will run, as well as Alexios Prodanas taking part in the hammer throw, and Tony White will be competing in the javelin throw.

Last Time Out (Bucknell Team Challenge):

UMBC had a strong outing last weekend in Lewisburg, with multiple top finishes.  Andrew Daniels took first in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.53, while John Oputa took third with a time of 14.76.  Daniels also took first in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.82, while Jamal Cody took fourth place with a time of 54.57.

Brian Nelson also earned a first-place finish in the 100m, finishing in 10.77, while Oputa took fifth with a time of 11.21.  James Oakley took fourth in the 200m dash with a time of 22.22.

UMBC took home five of the top eight finishes in the 3,000m, including Matt Bennett taking second with a time of 8:49.06, and Elijah Hawkins taking third with a time of 8:50.91.  Matt Kingeter took fifth finishing in 8:53.47, Brian Cave took sixth finishing in 8:59.22, and Bradley Arbaugh took eighth crossing the line in 9:04.25.  With these times, Bennett moved into seventh, Hawkins eighth, and Kingeter ninth in UMBC history.

Nelson, Oakley, Cody, and Oputa took second with a time of 3:13.85 in the 4x400m relay, while the 4x100m relay team of Donald Duncan, Noel Njem, Nelson, and Oputa took third in 41.82.

In the field, Russell Bowman took first in the shot put, throwing 52-2.75, while Andrew Haberman took third in the hammer throw, with a distance of 49.80m.  Bowman took sixth in the same event with a distance of 46.77m.  Bryce Bruce came in sixth in the discus throw, throwing 42.28m

The men finished in third in the meet.

For the women, Kara Patrice took first in the 100m with a time of 12.44, and she came in sixth in the 200m dash with a time of 25.53.  Patrice was also a member of the 4x100m relay team that took first.  Also running with her was Funmi Daramola, Amani Wallace, and Erin Patrice.

Tori Johnson took third in the 400m, finishing in 57.23, while Wallace took sixth, crossing the line in 58.40.  Kelsey Ponton took fourth in the 3,000m, finishing in 10:25.14, while Courtney Mattson took seventh, finishing in 10:40.97.  Briana Roberts took eighth in the 1,500m with a time of 4:44.45.

Ricca Graham led the way in the field, taking third in the hammer throw with a distance of 41.98m.  Zoya Trendafilova took eighth in the high jump after clearing a height of 1.55m, while Kelechi Nwanaga took ninth in the shot put with a distance of 11.21m.

Up Next:

UMBC will stay at home next weekend, when they welcome the rest of the conference for the America East Outdoor Championships.