UMBC Swimming and Diving Has Strong Showing on Day Two of ECAC Championships

UMBC Swimming and Diving Has Strong Showing on Day Two of ECAC Championships

Saturday Results

Annapolis, Md.—UMBC swimming and diving picked up a gold medal by Emily Escobedo on Saturday, as several Retrievers found themselves in A finals. The Retrievers will conclude the meet tomorrow from Navy.

"We had another great day today, and we are so proud of our athletes," Head Coach Chad Cradock said. "Emily had a great swim in the 400 IM, as we continue to prepare for NCAA's."

Escobedo took gold in the 400 IM, hitting an NCAA B cut in the process. The junior touched the wall in a time of 4:11.73, a full six seconds ahead of second place. 

A pair of Retrievers earned finals spots in the 100 fly. Junior Amanda Day took sixth in the A finals with a time of 55.78. Allison Atkinson finished the B finals in sixth place (14th overall) with a time of 57.50.

Courtney Hadden finished seventh (15th) overall in the 200 free B finals. Hadden touched in with a time of 1:53.25.

Two UMBC swimmers reached finals in the 100 back, led by Lauren Day. Day placed fourth in the A finals with a time of 55.31. Freshman Cassandra Willie finished fourth in the B finals, touching in at 57.75.

On the men's side, Gregor Spoerlein hit the medal stand again, winning the B finals of the 100 fly with a time of 49.39. Andrew McKissick finished sixth in his B final of the 200 free. The junior touched in with a time of 1:41.69.

Nikola Trajkovic found himself in another A final on Saturday, this time in the 100 breast. Nikola finished in seventh place with a time of 56.17. 

The championships will conclude on Sunday, Feb. 28 with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.