Baltimore, Md.—UMBC swimming and diving continues their season at Gardner-Webb on Saturday in Duncan, S.C, which will feature swimming only. The divers will compete at Delaware the same day. The Retrievers are coming off a split against Towson last Saturday, where the men won 152-126 while the women fell 133-167.
Gardner-Webb Meet Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers at Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (swimming only)
When: Saturday, October 29 – 12:45 p.m.
Where: Duncan, S.C.
Social Media: @UMBCAthletics, @UMBCSwimDive, @CCSA_Swim_Dive, #AESD
Delaware Diving Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers at Delaware Blue Hens (diving only)
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Newark, Del. - Rawstrom Natatorium
Last Time Out:
-Escobedo swept both breaststroke disciplines, winning the 100 breast in a time of 1:03.64 and the 200 breast in 2:14.06 by a full ten seconds. She then broke the pool record she previously set last year in the 200 IM, finishing in 2:03.15. That time bested her previous best of 2:03.56.
-Gregor Spoerlein led the way on the men's side, earing a pair of wins in the 50 free and 100 free. He clocked in with times of 21.19 and 46.32 respectively. Kyle Paxton also earned a pair of victories, winning the 100 breast and 200 breast in times of 58.17 and 2:08.27.
-Both Wahby and Gliese earned individual wins on Saturday taking the 100 back (51.01) and the 200 back (1:50.23) respectively. Other Retriever winners included Haythem Abdelkhalek in the 1,000 free (9:32.80), Ilia Rattsev in the 200 free (1:41.25), and Nikola Trajkovic in the 200 IM (1:55.33).
-The 400 free relay team of Rattsev, Jared Vance, Wahby and Spoerlein ended the meet on a high note, winning with a time of 3:06.32.
Escobedo Breaking Records:
-Escobedo broke the pool record in the final individual event, the 200 IM, last Saturday against Towson. She broke the previous record of 2:03.56, which she set last year, with a time of 2:03.15 against the Tigers.
Retrievers Collect Awards:
-A total of four Retrievers have earned conference honors during the 2016-17 season. The men have seen Ahmed Wahby and Gregor Spoerlein named CCSA Swimmer of the Week, with Elijah Wright earning diver of the week twice.
-Emily Escobedo was named America East Swimmer of the Week the past two weeks, her eighth and ninth award of her career.
-UMBC will return to the UMBC Aquatic Complex next Saturday, Nov. 5 with a dual meet against Old Dominion at 1 p.m.