Annapolis, Md.—UMBC swimming and diving freshman Alexander Gliese and junior Gregor Spoerlein earned gold on Sunday, as several Retrievers competed in final heats. The Retriever men finished in 11th place, while the women took 12th.
Rookie Alexander Gliese earned gold in the 200 back, hitting an NCAA B cut in the process. Gliese finished in a time of 1:45.38, a full two seconds ahead of second place.
Spoerlein set the meet record in the prelims of the 100 free, hitting the wall in 44.34. He followed that up in the final, clocking in at 44.22, hitting an NCAA B cut in the event.
John Stupey earned a sixth place (14th overall) finish in the B finals of the 200 breast. Stupey finished the race in a time of 2:07.25. The other male Retriever in the finals was Andrew McKissick in the 200 fly, McKissick finished the race in a time of 1:52.27, finishing eighth in the A finals.
On the women's side, Hannah Sutherland took second in the B finals of the 200 back with a time of 2:04.97. Courtney Hadden and Amanda Day also competed in B finals on Sunday. Hadden finished second (10th) in the 100 free with a time of 51.87, while Day took sixth in the 200 fly with a time of 2:07.99.
Next up are the Retriever divers at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships on March 7-9 in Annapolis.