WORCESTER, Mass. – The UMBC swimming and diving teams had a strong showing on the first day of the America East Championships, including the men's 200 medley relay team breaking a meet and school record.
The team of Alexander Gliese, Jared Vance, Philip Adejumo, and Ilia Rattsev took home the gold in the final event of the evening with a record-time of 1:28.61, shaving .30 seconds off Boston University's time set back in 2011. The time also clocks in as a new school record, a mere .20 seconds off the previous record.
The men followed with a first-place finish in the 800 free as well, as the team of Adejumo, Nikola Trajkovic, Jonah Pennington, and Gliese clocked in with a time of 6:36.49, breaking a WPI pool record in the process.
On the boards, sophomore Ben Parker and junior Elijah Wright went one-two in the men's 3 meter dive. Parker took home gold with a score of 276.85, while Wright earned silver with a score of 262.20. Junior Leo Buoye finished fourth with a score of 248.60.
In the women's 1 meter dive, sophomore Abby Biddulph finished fourth with a score of 204.50.
Day two of the championships resume tomorrow at 10 a.m. with preliminaries, followed by the finals from WPI.
Women's Standings After Day One:
1. New Hampshire – 121
2. Vermont – 109
3. UMBC – 89
4. Binghamton – 71
5. Maine – 58
6. VMI – 52
Men's Standing After Day One:
1. UMBC – 132
2. Binghamton – 111
3. Maine – 87
4. VMI - 30