Swimming and Diving Honors 13 Seniors; Hosts VMI and ECU in Final Home Meet

Swimming and Diving Honors 13 Seniors; Hosts VMI and ECU in Final Home Meet

BALTIMORE, Md. –  UMBC swimming and diving will host its final home meet of the season on January 20, welcoming VMI and East Carolina to the UMBC Aquatic Complex. The last time UMBC competed, the men picked up a win against Howard, while the ladies defeated the Bison and America East foe Vermont.

Meet Info:

What: UMBC Retrievers vs. VMI Keydets and East Carolina Pirates

When: Saturday, January 20 at 1 p.m.

Where: Baltimore, Md. - UMBC Aquatic Complex

Last Time Out:

The UMBC men's 200 medley relay team of Alexander Gliese, Luis Galvan, Philip Adejumo, and Ilia Rattsev set a new pool record with a time of 1:32.32, as the UMBC swimming and diving teams defeated both Howard and Vermont on Saturday afternoon. The men defeated the Bison, 139-113, while the women beat Howard, 139-110, and Vermont, 194-96. The 200 medley relay team breaks Penn's record of 1:32.43 set back in 2015.

In the 400 free relay, the team of Rattsev, Nikola Trajkovic, Gliese and Ganley took first with a time of 3:10.48.

Individually, Gliese (1:48.42), Wlochowski (1:52.58), and Jackson Wolter (2:03.22) went 1-2-3 for the Retrievers in the 200 back. Gliese also picked up a first place finish in the 100 back, touching in with a time of 50.87.

In the 200 breast, Luis Galvan picked up first place finishes in the 200 IM (1:56.70) and 100 breast (58.84). Adejumo picked up individual victories in the 100 free (47.23) and 200 free (1:41.95). Nikola Trajkovic finished first in the 1000 free with a time of 9:43.72.

Jack Carlisle took first in the 200 fly (1:53.85) and 100 fly (51.80), while Haythem Abdelkhlaek took first in the 500 free with a time of 4:38.44. Rattsev finished second in the 200 fly (1:55.44), but picked up a first place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.39.

On the boards, Elijah Wright took first in the 1 meter dive with a score of 285.20, while Leo Buoye took first in the 3 meter dive with a score of 283.40.

On the women's side, the team of Emily Vance, Maddy Popalis, Natalija Marin, and Laura Massicotte started the day with a victory in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:47.13. Emily Vance, Marin, Hania Moro, and Haylee Committee also picked up a win in the 400 free relay, finishing in a time of 3:33.06.

Moro led the ladies with wins in the 200 free (1:52.33), 500 free (5:02.81), and 1000 free (10:18.30). Marin finished first in the 100 fly (57.68) and 200 fly (2:04.27), while Massicotte took a first place finish in the 200 IM (2:08.92). Popalis finished first in the 100 breast (1:06.58), while Emily Vance took first in both back disciplines. Committe posted a first place win in the 50 free with a time of 24.37.

On the boards, Abby Biddulph took first in the both the 1 and 3 meter dives, posting scores of 220.60 and 227.05, respectively.

Moro, Adejumo, Biddulph, and Wright all took home America East Performer of the Week honors following the meet.


Prior to the meet with the Keydets and Pirates, the Retrievers will honor their 13 graduating seniors. In total, this class has won six conference championships, with the women earning back-to-back-to-back America East titles and the men capturing three-straight CCSA crowns.

Up Next:

The men and women will travel to the America East Championships at WPI in Worcester, Mass. from February 15-18. The women will look to defend their crown for the fourth-straight year, while the men seek their first America East title since the 2012-13 season.