UMBC Downs Rider on Homecoming Weekend

UMBC Downs Rider on Homecoming Weekend


Baltimore, Md.—The UMBC swimming and diving teams opened the dual meet season with wins against Rider. The men took a 158-125 victory, while the women were 156-115 winners.

On the men's side, UMBC took both of the relays, with a win in the 200 medley and 400 free relay. Lauri Kaei (Harjumaa, Estonia/Tallinn Secondary Science), Leo Endres (Bamburg, Germany/Kaiser Heinrich Gymnasium), Andrew Schrantz (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot), and Trevor Doll (Crownsville, Md./Old Mill) took the gold with a time of 1:33.86. Kaei, Doll, Gutzat, and Sporlein took a victory in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:09.12.

Gregor Sporlein (Bamburg, Germany/Clavius Gymnasium) was a three time winner on the day, earning first in the 200 free (1:40.60), the 50 free (21.10), and the 100 free (46.09). Luca Santinelli (Via Alfleri, Italy/Liceo Scientifico) and Miles Ruttan (Ottowa, Ontario/John McCrae)each picked up a victory on the day. Santinelli won the 200 breast with a time of 2:07.69, while Ruttan won the 200 back in a time of 1:54.36.

Freshman Philip Adejumo (Elkridge, Md./Howard) earned his first collegiate victory in the 200 fly, winning in 1:58.12. Andrew McKissick (Ellicott City, Md./Mount St. Joeseph's) took home first place in the 1000 free with a time of 9:49.51. Nikola Trajkovic (Zrenjanin, Serbia/Zrenjaninska Gimnazija) was a winner in the 200 IM with a time of 1:54.74. Gutzat picked up the final win with a 500 free victory (4:40.54).

Ryan Green (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) took home a win on the boards in the 1 meter dive. Green earned a score of 276.15 for the Retrievers.

On the women's end, The Retrievers took first in the 200 medley relay. The quartet of Lauren Day (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood), Amanda Day (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood), Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina), and Kristie Langford (Port Hope, Ontario/CDCI West) won with a time of 1:48.

Brenda Rhodes kicked things off in the individual competitions. Rhodes won the 1000 free with a time of 10:33.95. Stephanie Romano (Arlington, Va./Yorktown/Towson) was the winner of the 500 free with a time of 5:10.92, out-touching Rhodes but one second.

Alissa Caulfield (Ellicott City, Md./Mount de Sales) was a three time winner on the day. Caulfield won the 200 free (1:56.14), 50 free (24.73), and 100 free (53.33).

Lauren Day picked up two individual wins in the 100 back and 200 back. Day won the 100 back in a time of 59.53, and the 200 in a time of 2:11.11. Emily Escobedo won the 100 breast for UMBC. Escobedo touched the wall at 1:05.36, while also winning the 200 IM in a time of 2:09. Hannah Sutherland (Kingston, Ontario/Holy Cross Secondary)was the last winner of the day. Sutherland took first in the 200 fly with a time of 2:10.89. Day was a winner in the 100 fly with a time of 59.07. 

Caulfield, Hadden, Atkinson, and Langford took the gold in the final event, the 400 free relay. The team touched the wall in a time of 3:37.09. 

Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) took home a win on the 1 and 3 meter boards, with a score of 261.60 and 228.37 respectively. 

The Retrievers return to the pool on Wednesday, October 15, when they travel to Navy. The meet with the Midshipmen is set for 4:00 p.m.