Baltimore, Md.—UMBC track and field will head to Staten Island for the annual Great Dane Classic, hosted by UAlbany on Saturday. The Retrievers are coming off a big weekend, which saw three different Dawgs qualify for ECAC/IC4A competition after the first week.
Great Dane Classic Info:
What: 2017 Great Dane Classic, hosted by UAlbany
Where: Ocean Breeze Track and Field Center – Staten Island, N.Y.
When: Saturday, Jan. 14 – 10:30 a.m.
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Last Time Out (Bucknell Tri-Meet):
The women were led by Erin and Kara Patrice who went one-two in the 60m dash with times of 7.85 and 7.88 respectively. Kayla Knake earned a first place finish in the 600m run, clocking in at 1:36.67.
Madeleine Entwistle ran the second fastest time in school history in the 60m hurdles in 8.81, not only a personal best, but good to qualify for ECAC competition.
In the field, Elisabeth Kan won the triple jump, going a distance of 10.60m.
The men saw Brian Nelson kick off the meet with a fist place finish in the 60m dash, crossing the tape in a time of 7.07. Urgy Eado followed suit, crossing the finish line in first in the mile run with a time of 4:23.70.
Sophomore Jamal Cody was just nipped at the line to finish second in the 60m hurdles, hitting an IC4A qualifying time of 8.24.
In the field, Jacob Netschke won the high jump, clearing 1.99m (6'6.25"). Not to be outdone was Alexios Prodanas who also qualified for IC4A's with a first place finish in the weight throw. Prodanas had his best toss of 17.19m (56'4.75"), ahead of teammate Michael Parkent (14.43m, 47'4.25").
UMBC will head back to Staten Island next Friday, Jan. 20 for the NYC Gotham Cup at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Center starting at 10 a.m.