Annapolis, Md.—UMBC swimming and diving traveled down to Annapolis for day one of the ECAC Championships on Friday. Nikola Trajkovic earned gold in the 200 IM to lead the Retrievers on day one.
"Our swimmers and divers are competing against great competition, and are putting up a lot of best times," head coach Chad Cradock said about day one. "Nikola winning the 200 IM is great, and we are ready to continue to compete over the next two days."
Trajkovic took gold in the 200 IM, finishing in 1:48.19, a full second ahead of Matheus Martini from Virginia in second place. Junior Andrew McKissick took third (11th overall) in the B finals with a time of 1:51.28.
Gregor Spoerlein earned a fourth place finish in the 50 free. The junior touched in with a time of 20.48.
On the women's side, Courtney Hadden earned a tie for second place (10th overall) in the B finals of the 50 free. Hadden touched the wall in a time of 23.85.
On the boards, Coco Darelius finished fifth on the 1 meter boards, scoring 218.45 points.
Day two of the ECAC Championships begins at 9 a.m. with prelims and will conclude with finals at 6 p.m.