Retriever Swimming and Diving Hosts George Washington on Saturday

Retriever Swimming and Diving Hosts George Washington on Saturday

Baltimore, Md.—UMBC swimming and diving continues their home-stand with a meet against George Washington on Saturday. The Retrievers are coming off close loses to Navy last Friday. In the meet with the Midshipmen, three pool records fell, with UMBC taking two of them.

Addendum: Due to a power outage today, Sat. Oct. 24, the meet will begin after 2:00 p.m.

Meet Info:

What: UMBC Swimming and Diving vs. George Washington Colonials

Where: UMBC Aquatic Complex – Baltimore, Md.

When: Saturday, Oct. 24 – 2:00 p.m.

Last Time Out:

UMBC swimming and diving lost to Navy last Friday, as the women's race came down to the final relay. The women fell 152-148, while the men took a 158-134 loss. Three pool records fell on Friday, with UMBC claiming two of them.

The women started off the meet by breaking a record. The team of Lauren DayEmily EscobedoAmanda Day and Kristie Langford took first with a time of 1:45.30.

From there, the women went on to win eight individual races, with Escobedo winning three of them. The junior took first in 100 and 200 breast with times of 1:02.69 and 2:13.74 respectively. Escobedo broke the pool record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.56 in the final individual race of the day.

Freshman Hania Moro took gold in the 200 and 500 free with times of 1:52.75 and 5:02.62, as she celebrated her birthday on Friday. Other Retriever winners wereLaura Massicotte (1,000 free, 10:20.73), Lauren Day (100 back, 58.04), and Aleasha Knight (200 back, 2:05.47).

The men saw a trio of Retrievers place first on Friday night. Gregor Spoerlein won the 200 free in a time of 1:41.83. Just before the first break of the evening, freshman Andrew Sanchez took first in the 50 free. The Catonsville native won the sprint in 21.49. Finally, Alexander Gliese won the 200 back for UMBC with a time of 1:51.11.

Last Year Against George Washington:

Both the men and women defeated the Colonials in Our Nation's Capital last year, with the men winning 149-120 and the women winning 160-134.

The men took home both relays on the day, starting off with the 200 medley relay. The team of Lauri KaeiLeo EndresPhilip Adejumo, and Gregor Sporlein won in a time of 1:34.79. The Retrievers ended the day with a win in the 400 free relay. Kaei and Sporlein teamed up with Jonas Gutzat and Rob Breen to take first in 3:08.06.

Jonas Gutzat, Gregor Spoerlein, and Leo Endres each won two events on the day. Gutzat was a winner in the 200 free (1:42.87) and 500 free (4:40.45), while Spoerlein won the 50 free (21.03) and 100 free (46.40). Endres took home first in the 100 breast (58.44) and 200 breast (2:08.64). Nikola Trajkovic was a winner in the 100 back with a time of 53.07 and the 200 IM in 1:54.23. Freshman Miles Ruttan picked up a win in the 200 back. Ruttan touched the wall in 1:56.19. Adejumo rounded out the individual winners with a win in the 100 fly (51.91).

On the women's side, UMBC got a relay win in the final event of the day, the 400 free relay. The quartet of Kristie Langford, Allison Atkinson, Courtney Hadden and Allie Caulfield won with a time of 3:37.19.

Emily Escobedo, Allie Caulfield, and Brenda Rhodes each won two events to pace the Retrievers on the day. Escobedo was a winner in the 100 breast in a time of 1:06.45 and the 200 breast in 2:20.20. Caulfield continued her strong freshman campaign with wins in the 100 and 200 free. Allie touched the wall in 53.94 and 1:55.49 respectively. Rhodes took home first in both distance events, winning the 1000 free in 10:26.19 and the 500 free in 5:08.87.

On the Horizon:

UMBC swimming and diving will head to Blacksburg, Va. for a tri-meet with host Virginia Tech and CCSA foe Gardner-Webb. The Retrievers, Hokies and Bulldogs will meet at noon on Saturday, Oct. 31.