UMBC Swimming Faces Gardner-Webb; Diving at Delaware on Saturday

UMBC Swimming Faces Gardner-Webb; Diving at Delaware on Saturday

Baltimore, Md.—UMBC swimming and diving continues their season at Gardner-Webb on Saturday in Duncan, S.C, which will feature swimming only. The divers will compete at Delaware the same day. The Retrievers are coming off a split against Towson last Saturday, where the men won 152-126 while the women fell 133-167.

Gardner-Webb Meet Info:

What: UMBC Retrievers at Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (swimming only)

When: Saturday, October 29 – 12:45 p.m.

Where: Duncan, S.C.

Social Media: @UMBCAthletics, @UMBCSwimDive, @CCSA_Swim_Dive, #AESD

Delaware Diving Info:

What: UMBC Retrievers at Delaware Blue Hens (diving only)

When: Saturday, Oct. 29 - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Newark, Del. - Rawstrom Natatorium 

Last Time Out:

-On the women's side, both Hania Moro and Emily Escobedo led the charge, winning three events each. Moro was a winner in the 1,000 free (10:14.64), 500 free (5:03.45) and 200 free (1:52.88).

-Escobedo swept both breaststroke disciplines, winning the 100 breast in a time of 1:03.64 and the 200 breast in 2:14.06 by a full ten seconds. She then broke the pool record she previously set last year in the 200 IM, finishing in 2:03.15. That time bested her previous best of 2:03.56.

-The men kicked off the meet with win in the 200 medley relay. The team of Alexander Gilese, Luis Galvan, Philip Adejumo and Ahmed Wahby won with a time of 1:34.52.

-Gregor Spoerlein led the way on the men's side, earing a pair of wins in the 50 free and 100 free. He clocked in with times of 21.19 and 46.32 respectively. Kyle Paxton also earned a pair of victories, winning the 100 breast and 200 breast in times of 58.17 and 2:08.27.

-Both Wahby and Gliese earned individual wins on Saturday taking the 100 back (51.01) and the 200 back (1:50.23) respectively. Other Retriever winners included Haythem Abdelkhalek in the 1,000 free (9:32.80), Ilia Rattsev in the 200 free (1:41.25), and Nikola Trajkovic in the 200 IM (1:55.33).

-The 400 free relay team of Rattsev, Jared Vance, Wahby and Spoerlein ended the meet on a high note, winning with a time of 3:06.32.

Escobedo Breaking Records:

-Escobedo broke the pool record in the final individual event, the 200 IM, last Saturday against Towson. She broke the previous record of 2:03.56, which she set last year, with a time of 2:03.15 against the Tigers.

Retrievers Collect Awards:

-A total of four Retrievers have earned conference honors during the 2016-17 season. The men have seen Ahmed Wahby and Gregor Spoerlein named CCSA Swimmer of the Week, with Elijah Wright earning diver of the week twice.

-Emily Escobedo was named America East Swimmer of the Week the past two weeks, her eighth and ninth award of her career.

Up Next:

-UMBC will return to the UMBC Aquatic Complex next Saturday, Nov. 5 with a dual meet against Old Dominion at 1 p.m.