Baltimore, Md.—UMBC swimming and diving returns to action at George Mason University for their annual Patriot Invitational this Thursday through Saturday. The Retrievers last swam against Penn on November 7, where both the men and women fell to the Quakers.
What: 2015 George Mason Patriot Invitational
Where: George Mason Aquatic and Fitness Center – Fairfax, Va.
When: Thursday, Nov. 19 – Saturday, Nov. 21 – 10:00am/6:00pm
Social Media: @UMBCSwimDive, @UMBCAthletics, #StrengthInNumbers, #GritAndGlory
Last Time Out (Penn):
UMBC swimming and diving fell to the Quakers on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the aquatic complex. The men suffered a 175-117 loss, while the women fell 173-127.
The women started off the day with a win tin the 200 medley relay. The quartet of Lauren Day, Emily Escobedo, Amanda Day, and Kristie Langford touched in with a time of 1:45.64.
Freshman Laura Massicotte won the first individual event for the Dawgs, taking gold in the 1,000 free with a time of 10:19.68. Escobedo picked up a pair of individual wins in the 100 breast, clocking in a time of 1:03.70, and the 200 breast with a time of 2:14.14. The New York native earned a third victory at the end of the meet in the 200 IM. She bested the field, finishing in a time of 2:05.98.
On the boards, senior Coco Darelius won the 3 meter dive with a score of 267.30.
Freshman Alexander Gliese continued his strong rookie campaign, winning the 100 back with a time of 51.12. He followed that up with a win in the 200 back, clocking in at 1:51.77. Nikola Trajkovic earned a win in the last individual race of the day, the 200 IM. Trajkovic finished in 1:55.60.
The men got a second place finish from their 200 medley team of Nikola Trajkovic, Leo Endres, Philip Adejumo and Gregor Spoerlein. The team finished with a time of 1:33.81. Other second place finishers include Leo Endres (100 breast, 58.48), Ahmed Wahby (200 fly, 1:54.96), and Philip Adejumo (100 fly, 50.99).
Last Year at the Patriot Invitational:
On the men's side, Gutzat picked up an individual win in the 500 free. Jonas touched the wall in 4:34.14, almost a full second ahead of second place.
Nikola Trajkovic finished in second place in the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.78. The only other UMBC squad to place in the top three was the 200 free relay team. Lauri Kaei, Trevor Doll, Bryan Mattingly, and Gregor Sporlein finished third with a time of 1:24.13. Gutzat earned silver in the 200 free, touching the wall in a time of 1:41.08. Fellow 800 free relay teammate Leo Endres took second in the 100 breast with a time of 57.44. Nikola Trajkovic finished third in the 100 breast (57.45) and sixth in the 400 IM (4:07.27).
The women were led by Emily Escobedo and her 200 IM victory. Escobedo took the gold with a time of 2:03.88, a full three seconds ahead of second place. Emily took gold in the 400 IM, with a time of 4:24.22. Escobedo also finished in third in the 100 breast, touching the wall in a time of 1:03.87.Escobedo continued her strong weekend, picking up her third individual victory in the 200 breast. Emily finished in the 2:15.20.
UMBC took 10th in the 200 free relay, and 10th in the 400 medley relay. Coco Darelius took home second place in the 3 meter dive for UMBC. Darelius scored a 255.60.
On the Horizon:
UMBC will head to Florida in December for their training trip to end the fall semester. The Retrievers return to action in January 9 with a meet against Howard on Senior/Alumni Day.