March 28, 2014

Hussein Continues NCAA Action with School Record in 100 Backstroke

AUSTIN, Texas – UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) continued his meet at the 2014 Men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships by breaking his own school record in the 100 backstroke, Friday afternoon at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas.

Hussein placed second in heat one of six with a new program record of 47.65, clipping his previous top mark of 47.67.  The senior finished 39th overall in the event with Ryan Murphy from Cal leading the morning prelims with a time of 45.08.

Hussein is competing at his second NCAA Championships, the first swimmer in program history to accomplish the feat.  Last season, he became the third Retriever, and first male athlete, to reach the national meet, following Jacque Wisnauskus (1990) and Lindsey Prather (2002), while freshman Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) has since raised the UMBC total to four after competing at the 2014 Women's Championships in Minneapolis.

The versatile senior swimmer holds six individual school records, while also helping four Retriever relays snag program record times.

Hussein will complete his meet with the 200-yd. backstroke on Saturday, the third and final day of the NCAA Championships at Texas.