Trajkovic Sets School Record; UMBC Increases Lead Heading into Final Day of CCSA Championships

Trajkovic Sets School Record; UMBC Increases Lead Heading into Final Day of CCSA Championships

Friday Results

Athens, Ga.—UMBC swimming and diving increased their lead heading into the final day of the CCSA Championships on Friday. Nikola Trajkovic set a new school record as a slew of Retrievers earned medals on day three.

"Today was a great day as we came together as a team and focused to be the best we can be," head coach Chad Cradock stated after day three. "We are so proud of our team as we head into the last day."

Trajkovic earned silver in the 400 IM, breaking his record that he set at last years' championships. The junior finished in 3:53.68, earning an NCAA B cut in the process. Teammate Andew McKissick took bronze with a time of 3:55.57.

Philip Adejumo picked up a silver in the 100 fly with a time of 48.53, while Andrew Schrantz finished the race in sixth place, touching the wall in 49.36.

Gregor Spoerlein picked up another gold medal, this time in the 200 free with a time of 1:37.32, hitting an NCAA B cut. Ilia Rattsev was right behind him in fourth place with a time of 1:38.57.

"Nikola's (Trajkovic) team record started our night off right and seeing Gregor (Spoerlein) take a big win helped us keep our momentum," Cradock said.

A trio of Retrievers finished four-five-six in the 100 breast, led by Luis Galvan in a time of 55.40. Jared Vance (55.46) and Kyle Paxton (55.69) took fifth and sixth respectively.

In the final individual event contested, Alexander Gliese took home silver in the 100 back with a time of 48.00, good for an NCAA B cut. Classmate Ahmed Wahby earned a fourth place finish with a time of 49.04.

The Retriever quartet of Gliese, Galvan, Adejumo and Rattsev touched in with a time of 3:16.28 in the 400 medley relay, good for second place.

The final day of competition will commence from the Gabrielson Natatorium tomorrow with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.


Standings After Day Three:

1. UMBC - 1001

2. Gardner-Webb - 827

2. Incarnate Word - 827

4. Florida Atlantic - 763

5. Old Dominion - 744

6. NJIT - 397

7. Howard - 273

8. VMI - 200