Blacksburg, Va.—UMBC swimming and diving took to the pool against Virginia Tech and Gardner-Webb on Saturday. Junior Emily Escobedo had a pair of first place finishes to lead the women, while rookie Alexander Gliese had a couple of second place finishes to lead the men.
The host Hokies defeated both the men (174-126) and the women (171-129), while UMBC scored victories over Gardner-Webb. The men won 172-128 and the women won 170-130.
On the women's side, Escobedo once again dominated to pool in the breaststroke discipline. The New York native won both the 100 and 200 breast with times of 1:02.91 and 2:14.63 respectively. Escobedo finished the day with a win in the 200 IM, touching the wall in 2:04.33.
Hania Moro earned a trio of top three finishes, placing second in the 200 free, 100 free and 500 free. Moro touched in at 1:51.66 in the 200, 52.93 in the 100, and 5:03.93 in the 500 free. Kristie Langford placed second in the 50 free, finishing with a time of 24.46, just .40 seconds behind the winner.
On the boards, senior Coco Darelius placed third in both the 1 meter (243.00) and 3 meter (265.20) dives.
Individually, Alexander Gliese had a pair of second place finishes. Gliese finished the 100 back in a time of 50.39 and the 200 back in 1:50.17, just .10 seconds off the winner.
Other second place finishers include Ahmed Wahby (200 free, 1:41.82), Leo Endres (100 breast, 57.87), Gregor Spoerlein (100 free, 46.34), and Philip Adejumo (100 fly, 50.19).
The Retrievers are back in the pool on Saturday, Nov. 7 against Penn. The Retrievers and Quakers will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the UMBC Aquatic Complex.