Swimming and Diving Closes Out Regular Season at East Carolina on Saturday

Photo by Zoe Pekins
Photo by Zoe Pekins

BALTIMORE - The UMBC swimming and diving teams will take to the pools for the final time in the regular season on Saturday, January 19 as the face off in a dual meet with East Carolina.


UMBC Retrievers vs. East Carolina Pirates

Where: Greenville, N.C. - Minges Natatorium

When: Saturday, January 19 1:00 p.m.

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UMBC finished its home schedule on Saturday, January 6 with a sweep over Howard. The men posted a 134-114 win, while the women won 138-115.

The women's 400 medley relay team of Emily Vance, Maddy Popalis, Natalija Marin, and Laura Massicotte toppled New Hampshire's record of 3:51.53, set back in 2005, after finishing the race with a new time of 3:50.00.

The men's 400 medley relay team of Alexander Gliese, Luis Galvan, Jack Carlisle, and Ilia Rattsev touched in with a time of 3:22.35, shattering Binghamton's record of 3:26.33. Gliese also set a new pool record during the back split of the race in a time of 48.83, taking down Michael Phelps's 16-year-old NBAC record of 49.17.

In the final event of the day, the men's 200 free relay teams capped off the day much as it started. The team of Rattsev, Connor Ganley, Gliese, and Tiago Asakawa clocked in with a time of 1:23.43, breaking the pool record set by Gregor Sporlein, Lauri Kaei, Evan Carey, and Mohamed Hussein of 1:23.70. During the leadoff split of the relay, Rattsev also broke a pool record as he clocked in with a time of 20.39, knocking off Binghamton's Kaan Taylor's time of 20.41.

Hania Moro (New Cairo, Egypt) capped off her home career with three victories in the pool. The senior picked up wins in the 200 free (1:53.32), 500 free (5:04.21), and 1000 free (10:15.99).

Three Retrievers men picked up two individual wins on the day. Gliese finished his UMBC home career with two wins, earning victories in the 50 back (23.26) and 100 back (49.82). Classmate Ganley followed with wins in the 50 breast (26.62) and 100 breast (57.82). Rattsev rounded out his day with victories in the 50 free (20.43) and 100 free (45.74).



East Carolina enters the meet after being swept by South Carolina on Saturday, January 12. The men fell by a score of 180-120, while the women fell 185-100.

Mangus Andersen (100 back, 50.44), Gavin Erdmann (50 free, 21.01), Marek Osina (200 back, 1:48.58), and Jacek Arentewicz (200 breast, 2:00.28) each picked up individual wins for the Pirate men's team.

On the ladies side, the Pirates saw four swimmers claim second place in two events apiece.