Escobedo Leads the Charge, UMBC Swimming and Diving in Second Heading Into Final Day

Escobedo Leads the Charge, UMBC Swimming and Diving in Second Heading Into Final Day


Worcester, Mass.—Sophomore Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) set another school record with her win in the 100 breast. This gives her two wins in as many days, as the Retrievers continue at the America East Championships.

"Our ladies are getting the job done," coach Cradock said about his team's performance thus far. "We are doing it our way and are focusing on us. Retreiver fans: you have everything to be proud of."

Escobedo broke her record in the prelims with a time of 1:01.56, before breaking that mark in a time of 1:01.01. The time set a new school, conference, and WPI pool record. Lexi Coon (Camden, Del./Milford) finished in fourth in the race with a time of 1:02.93.

A trio of Retrievers placed in the top eight in the 400 IM, led by Kayla Lilly (Natick, Mass./Medfield). Lilly took second in the race, touching the wall in 4:27.06.  Carly Deeter (Langhorne, Pa./Pennington School) and Cassie Jordan (Woodbine, Md./Mount de Sales) were the other two to place in the race. Deeter finished in sixth with a time of 4:31.96, while Jordan claimed eighth with a time of 4:34.96.

Amanda Day (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) and Hannah Sutherland (Kingston, Ontario/Holy Cross Secondary) went four-seven in the 100 fly with times of 56.41 and 57.02 respectively. Allie Caulfield (Ellicott City, Md./Mount de Sales) earned a third place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:52. Stephanie Romano (Arlington, Va./Yorktown/Towson) and Kristie Langford (Port Hope, Ontario/CDCI West) took sixth and seventh in the event with times of 1:52.60 and 1:53.07.

The other two swimming event contested were the 100 back and 400 medley relay. The 100 back saw Lauren Day (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) take second place, finishing just behind Sarah Broderick of UNH in 56.74. Also in the race, Sutherland and Catherine Frediani (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) finished five-six. Sutherland touched the wall in 57.20, while Frediani was right behind her in 57.45. The quartet of Day, Day, Escobedo and Frediani took second in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:46.33.

Coco Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye) took third in the 3 meter dive, scoring 251.40. Emily Fay finished in seventh with a tally of 199.25.

After day three, UMBC (532) finds themselves just two points behind reigning champs New Hampshire (534). Vermont (460), Binghamton (373) and Maine (298) round out the field in Worcester.

The final day of competition commences from WPI with prelims at 10:00 a.m. and finals at 5:00 p.m.