Fairfax, Va.—UMBC swimming and diving competed on day one of Patriot Invitational on Thursday evening. The Retrievers were led by Jonas Gutzat (Lappersdorf, Germany/BBS Nuernberg) and Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina).
On the men's side, Gutzat picked up an individual win in the 500 free. Jonas touched the wall in 4:34.14, almost a full second ahead of second place.
Nikola Trajkovic finished in second place in the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.78. The only other UMBC squad to place in the top three was the 200 free relay team. Lauri Kaei, Trevor Doll, Bryan Mattingly, and Gregor Sporlein finished third with a time of 1:24.13.
The women were led by Emily Escobedo and her 200 IM victory. Escobedo took the gold with a time of 2:03.88, a full three seconds ahead of second place.
UMBC took 10th in the 200 free relay, and 10th in the 400 medley relay. Coco Darelius took home second place in the 3 meter dive for UMBC. Darelius scored a 255.60.
The Retrievers are back in action tomorrow with day two of the invitational. Prelims start at 10:00 a.m., and finals are at 6:00 p.m.