Retrievers Roll Past George Washington on Saturday

Retrievers Roll Past George Washington on Saturday


Baltimore, Md.-- The UMBC swimming and diving team rolled to victories against George Washington on Saturday. The men won 132-115, while the women took a 138.5-120.5 victory.

Both the women and men kicked off the meet by winning the 200 medley relay. The women's team of Lauren Day, Emily Escobedo, Amanda Day, and Kristie Langford continued their strong start to the season by touching in at 1:46.25. The men's quartet of Nikola Trajkovic, Leo Endres, Philip Adejumo and Gregor Spoerlein won with a time of 1:34.02.

The Retrievers bookended the meet with wins in the 400 free relay. The foursome of Escobedo, Frediani, Langford and Moro won with a time of 3:34.55. The men's team of Sanchez, Yarberough, Vance and Spoerlein won in a time of 3:11.55.

Moro kicked off the individual races with a win for the Retrievers. Moro won the 1,000 free with a time of 10:15.39. The women also got victories before the first break from Laura Massicotte (200 free, 1:54.51), Lauren Day (100 back, 58.74), Escobedo (100 breast, 1:04.09), Hannah Sutherland (200 fly, 2:08.78), and Kristie Langford (50 free, 24.65).

Following the break, Catherine Frediani picked up a win in the 100 free, touching in at 53.41. Rookie Aleasha Knight followed Frediani with a win of her own. Knight took gold in the 200 back with a time of 2:08.64.

Other Retrievers picking up wins on Saturday include Escobedo (200 breast, 2:15.10), Moro (500 free, 5:07.06), and Amanda Day (100 fly, 58.49).

Individually, freshman Alexander Gliese won the first race in the 1,000 free with a time of 9:44.65. The Retrievers also got victories from a slew of swimmers before the first break. Nikola Trajkovic won the 200 free in a time of 1:43.76. Miles Ruttan (100 back, 51.55), Leo Endres (100 breast, 59.02), Andrew McKissick (200 fly, 1:54.89) an Gregor Spoerlein (50 free, 21.39) also picked up victories for the Dawgs.

The men continued their winning ways as Andrew Sanchez won the 100 free, touching the wall in 48.09. Gliese picked up his second individual win of the day in the 200 back. Gliese touched in at 1:53.07.

Other winners include Kyle Paxton (200 breast, 2:10.25), Felix Richtsfeld (500 free, 4:43.63), Spoerlein (100 fly, 51.30), and Trajkovic (200 IM, 1:54.84).

On the boards, Coco Darelius qualified for NCAA Zones for the fourth time in her career on Saturday. Darelius took first in both the 1 meter (242.17) and 3 meter (284.55) dives. For the men, Leo Buoye took first place in both disciplines. Buoye scored a 217.42 on the 1 meter and 237.30 on the 3 meter boards.

UMBC returns to the pool next weekend at the Virginia Tech Tri-Meet. The meet with the Hokies and CCSA foe Gardner-Webb begins at 12:00 p.m. in Blacksburg.