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

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

Baltimore, Md.—Retriever swimming and diving closes out their regular season schedule at East Carolina on Saturday. UMBC is coming off a pair of wins against CCSA foe Howard two weeks back.

East Carolina Meet Info:

What: UMBC Retrievers at East Carolina Pirates

When: Saturday, January 21 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Minges Natatorium – Greenville, N.C.

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Last Time Out (Howard):

UMBC swimming and diving closed out its home schedule as both the men and women took victories against CCSA foe Howard. The men won 119-110, while the women were 112-95 winners.

On the men's side, the Retrievers took first place in both relays, starting the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay. Alexander GlieseLuis GalvanPhilip Adejumo and Gregor Spoerlein finished the opening race with a time of 1:34.23. UMBC ended the meet with a win in the 400 free relay as Spoerlein, Nikola TrajkovicConnor Ganley and Ahmed Wahby finished in 3:11.05.

Individually, Wahby and Spoerlein each won two races, along with Ilia Rattsev. Wahby won the 100 back with a time of 1:02.87 and the 100 free with a time of 47.53. Spoerlein took first in the 200 free with a time of 1:41.94 and the 100 fly, touching in with a time of 50.98. Rattsev took first in the 200 breast, touching in with a time of 2:05.24, and the 200 IM with a time of 1:52.65.

Freshman Haythem Abdelkhalek swept the distance free events, touching in with a time of 9:43.31 in the 1,000 free. In the 500 free, Abdelkhalek took first with a time of 4:44.73.

Other individual winners for the men included Gliese (200 back, 1:50.61), Jared Vance (100 breast, 59.15), Andrew McKissick (200 fly, 1:54.64) and Kyle Paxton (50 free, 21.88).

The UMBC women were led by Hania Moro, who took first in three events and was part of the winning 400 free relay. She took first in the 1,000 and 500 free with times of 10:16.72 and 5:04.99. Moro completed her day with a win in the 200 free, touching in with a time of 1:51.91. Moro anchored the 400 free relay with Emily EscobedoHaylee Committe and Alyssa Caulfield, who finished in a time of 3:33.75.

Escobedo and Committe also took first in the 200 medley relay to start off the race with Lauren Day and Amanda Day with a time of 1:45.97. Escobedo finished first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.87, while Committe won the 100 free, touching in with a time of 52.88.

Emily Vance and Kayla Lilly were both double winners for the Retrievers. Vance took first in the 100 and 200 back, touching in with times of 57.32 and 2:04.33. Lilly won the 200 breast with a time of 2:23.13 and the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.15.

Other individual winners on the women's side included Lauren Day (50 free, 25.15), Amanda Day (100 fly, 58.90) and Cassandra Willie (200 fly, 2:10.56).

Up Next:

The Retrievers women will head to the America East Championships on February 9-12, looking to win their third championship in a row. The men will compete in their final CCSA Championships before moving back to the America East next year. UMBC will look to repeat as champions in the conference on February 15-18 in Athens, Ga.