MINNEAPOLIS – UMBC freshman Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) continued competition at her first-ever NCAA meet by swimming the 100-yd. breaststroke, Friday afternoon on Day Two of the Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota's University Aquatic Center.
Escobedo, who broke her own school record in the 200 IM (2:00.25) yesterday, placed 44th overall in the prelims of the 100 breaststroke with time 1:01.93. The time ranks behind only Escobedo's own school record of 1:01.58 in the UMBC record book.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Emily McClellan led the prelims of the 100-yd. breaststroke with a time of 57.81.
The Retriever freshman is just the third UMBC female swimmer, and fourth overall, in program history to compete at the NCAA Championships. Jacque Wisnauskus was the first when she swam at the 1990 championships, and Lindsey Prather followed in 2002. Escobedo broke Prather's school record of 2:15.84 in the 200-yd. breaststroke earlier this year and will swim the event tomorrow on the final day of competition. Escobedo enters with a top time of 2:10.05.
Senior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College), who last year became the first Retriever male swimmer to reach the NCAA Championships, will compete next week at the men's national meet in Austin, Texas (March 27-29).