UMBC Swimming and Diving Opens Home Schedule Against Navy on Friday

UMBC Swimming and Diving Opens Home Schedule Against Navy on Friday

Baltimore, Md.—UMBC swimming and diving will have their first home meet of the year, against local-rival Navy on Friday at the UMBC Aquatic Complex. The Retriever women defeated Rider, while the men fell to the Broncs last weekend.

Promos: The UMBC swimming and diving team will be holding their pink meet on Friday, as the team looks to help "Drown out breast cancer". The team will have jars where fans can help the fight for a cure by donating to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Fans can also donate directly to Susan G. Komen at www.komen.org.

Meet Info:

What: UMBC Swimming and Diving vs. Navy

Where: UMBC Aquatic Complex – Baltimore, Md.

When: Friday, Oct. 16 – 4:00 p.m.

Last Time Out:

The women started off the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay. Lauren DayAmanda DayEmily Escobedo and Kristie Langford won with a time of 1:47.14. Langford would team up with Laura Massicotte, Catherine Frediani, and Hania Moro to win the final relay of the day, 400 free relay, in a time of 3:35.27.

The Retrievers won every race, highlighted by multiple wins for Langford, Escobedo and Moro. Langford won the 50 free (24.82) and 100 free (53.94) while Escobedo won the 100 breast (1:03.54), 200 breast (2:14.45) and 200 IM (2:06.75). Moro was a winner in the 200 free (1:53.37) and 500 free (5:04.47).

Coco Darelius had another strong day on the boards, sweeping both disciplines. Darelius won the 1 meter dive with a score of 245.48 and the 3 meter dive with a score of 252.90.

The men had a strong showing again this week, including Philip Adejumo, who set a Coppola Pool record in the 100 fly. Adejumo took first with a time of 49.97. Freshman Alexander Gliese led the Retrievers with a pair of wins in the 100 back (51.00) and 200 back (1:50.88).

Other Retriever winners included Felix Richtfeld (1,000 free; 9:42.28)Gregor Spoerlein (100 free; 46.62) and Nikola Trajkovic (200 IM; 1:55.96).

Last Year Against Navy:

The UMBC swimming and diving teams fell to Navy, with the men falling 151-138, while the women lost 154.5-143.5.

The women swept both relays on the day. Lauren Day, Amanda Day, Emily Escobedo and Kristie Langford won the 200 medley relay in 1:59.80. Catherine Frediani, Allison Atkinson, Allie Caulfield and Langford won the 400 free relay with a time of 3:58.90.

Emily Escobedo paced the Retrievers with three individual wins. Emily was a winner in the 100 breast (1:11.73) and the 200 breast (2:33.78), as well as the 200 IM (2:21.78). Allie Caulfield was a dual winner, taking the 100 free (58.56) and the 200 free (2:06.56).

On the men's side, UMBC took one of the relays, winning the 400 free relay. The quartet of Lauri KaeiTrevor DollJonas Gutzat, and Gregor Sporlein won with a time of 3:28.32.

Andrew Schrantz and Nikola Trajkovic each picked up individual wins for the Retrievers. Schrantz was a winner in the 100 fly with a time of 58.87. Trajkovic won the 200 IM in 2:05.90.

On the Horizon:

UMBC swimming and diving will host George Washington next weekend. The Retrievers and Colonials will face off on Saturday Oct. 24 at 1:00 p.m.