UMBC Swimming and Diving Welcomes Howard to Baltimore for Senior Day

UMBC Swimming and Diving Welcomes Howard to Baltimore for Senior Day

Baltimore, Md.—The UMBC swimming and diving teams return to Baltimore for senior day on Saturday, Jan. 9 against Howard. The Retrievers and Bison square off in the final home meet for UMBC at 2:30 p.m. from the Aquatic Complex.

Last Time Out (Patriot Invite):

Day One: Junior Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) picked up an individual victory in the 200 IM. 

Escobedo posted a time of 2:02.83 in the prelims, before going 2:02.26 in the finals of the 200 IM to earn the lone Retriever victory.

The women got a third place finish in the 400 medley relay. The quartet of Lauren Day, Emily Escobedo, Amanda Day, and Hania Moro touched in with at time of 3:49.72.

On the boards, Coco Darelius took home silver on the 3 meter boards. Darelius scored 270.00, up from her prelim score of 263.40.

On the men's side, the Retrievers got a pair of second place finishes from Nikola Trajkovic and Gregor Spoerlein. Trajkovic placed second in the 200 IM, finishing in a time of 1:50.94 while Spoerlein won silver in the 50 free with a time of 20.90.

UMBC earned a second place finish in the 200 free relay as the team of Andrew SanchezDarnell YarberoughBryan Mattingly and Spoerlein touched in at 1:23.30.

Day Two: The quartet of Nikola TrajkovicFelix RichtsfeldAhmed Wahby and Gregor Spoerlein touched in with a winning time of 6:45.47 in the 800 free relay, a full four seconds ahead of second place.

Spoerlein would go on to place second in the 200 free, touching in at 1:40.05. Sophomore Philip Adejumo took home third place in the 100 fly, clocking in at 50.00 to help lead the Retrievers.

Emily Escobedo picked up another pair of victories on Friday in the 400 IM and 100 breast. The New York native won the 400 IM with a time of 4:19.64 and the 100 breast in a time of 1:02.64. Rookie Hania Moro placed fourth in the 200 free, touching the wall in a time of 1:52.94.

On the boards, Coco Darelius picked up a third place finish in the 1 meter dive with a score of 242.25.

Day Three: The men were led by Alexander Gliese and Gregor Spoerlein, who picked up a wins for the Dawgs. Gliese took home gold in the 200 back, touching in with a time of 1:48.54. Spoerlein finished in first place in the 100 free, clocking in at 44.92 breaking a ten year old record in the event.

Kyle Paxton got to the medal stand with a first place finish in the 200 breast. Paxton finished the race in a time of 2:06.13.

The women were led once again by Emily Escobedo, who picked up a win in the 200 breast. The New York native finished the race in a time of 2:11.73, besting her prelim time of 2:13.61. Escobedo broke her own meet record in the event, while also hitting a NCAA "B" Cut qualifying time in the process.

Laura Massicotte earned a second place finish in the 1,650 free, clocking in at 17:18.33.

Last Year Against Howard:

The Retrievers won every race on both sides on their way to victories against the Bison. The women kicked things off with a win in the 200 medley relay. The team of Lauren DayEmily EscobedoAmanda Day and Kristie Langford took first in a time of 1:48.70. Faye Hixenbaugh,Allison AtkinsonBrooke St. Martin and Alissa Caulfield took first in the 200 free relay in a time of 1:41.45.

Alissa Caulfield took gold in the 1000 free, winning in a time of 10:54.03. Emily Escobedo continued her strong sophomore campaign with a win in the 200 free (1:58.12). Lauren Day (100 back), Carly Waters (100 breast), Kayla Lilly (200 fly), and Catherine Frediani (50 free) picked up individual wins before the first intermission.

Escobedo picked up her second win of the day, touching the wall first in the 100 free in a time of 54.27. Hannah Sutherland and Cassie Jordan also picked up victories in the 200 back and 200 breast respectively. Sutherland touched the wall in 2:09.21, while Jordan finished the 200 breast in 2:31.76. Lilly also was a double winner on Saturday, taking first in the 500 free in a time of 5:12.75.

Coco Darelius turned in another stellar performance on the boards, taking first in the 1 and 3 meter dives. Her score of 281.55 on the 1 meter board is her second best score of the year. The junior also posted a score of 267.60 in the 3 meter dive. 

On the men's side, UMBC opened the meet with Nikola TrajkovicLeo EndresLauri Kaei and Gregor Sporlein taking first in 1:35.16. Breen, Gutzat, Trevor Doll, andBryan Mattingly earned a win in the 200 free relay in a time of 1:27.41.

Andrew Femiano kicked off the individual races with a win the 1000 free, touching the wall in 9:52.66. Jonas Gutzat and Andrew McKissick won back to back events, with Gutzat winning the 200 free (1:39.95) and McKissick taking gold in the 100 back (55.17). John Carroll (100 breast), Nikola Trajkovic (1:56.89) and Lauri Kaei (50 free) took home first place finishes before the first break.

On The Horizon:

The Retrievers will head to Greenville, N.C. for a matchup with the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 23. The meet with the Pirates is set to begin at 1 p.m.