October 24, 2013

Retriever Swimming and Diving Set to Host George Washington for Dual Meet on Saturday

BALTIMORE – The UMBC swimming and diving program is set to host its second dual meet in eight days as the Retrievers welcome George Washington to the UMBC Aquatic Complex on Saturday afternoon.  Competition between the Retrievers and the Colonials is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Last Friday, the Retrievers swept the relay races, and received two wins apiece from four athletes, but it was not enough as Navy knocked off UMBC in both the men's and women's meet.

For the men, seniors Evan Carey (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Grand Island) and Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) each earned two victories, and aided the sweep of the relays.  Carey took the top spot in the 50 (21.57) and 100-yd. free (47.20) for his first wins of the year while Hussein brought his season win total up to five by claiming the 100 back (50.57) and 200 IM (1:54.10).

Veterans Johan Rohtla (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn Secondary Science) and Lauri Kaei (Harjumaa, Estonia/Tallinn Secondary Science) picked up wins in the 200 back (1:53.81) and 200 free (1:41.65), respectively, while senior Tim Perkins (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) won his first-ever dual meet event by taking the 3-meter diving competition.

After not competing in the Retrievers' opening dual meet at Rider, senior Talor Tadena (Orangevale, Calif./Bella Vista) opened her season account with wins in the 50 (24.40) and 100 free (52.05).  Her 100 time currently leads the America East while her 50 time sits second.  Freshman Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina), meanwhile, equaled Tadena's effort against the Mids, winning the 200 breaststroke (2:22.19) and 200 IM (2:11.80).

On the diving boards, sophomore Corinna Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) posted a season-best score (243.75) to win the 3-meter event, while finishing second in the 1-meter competition.  She leads the conference on the high board while ranking second at the 1-meter level (224.70).