Trajkovic, Spoerlein Lead UMBC Swimming and Diving on Day Two of CCSA Championships

Trajkovic, Spoerlein Lead UMBC Swimming and Diving on Day Two of CCSA Championships

Thursday Results

Athens, Ga.—Nikola Trajkovic and Gregor Spoerlein both won individual gold on day two of the CCSA Championships. Trajkovic took home gold in the 200 IM, while Spoerlein won the 50 free as the Retrievers remain in first place.

Trajkovic won the 200 IM with a time of 1:48.04, earning an NCAA B cut. Nikola dropped two seconds off his prelim time of 1:50.54. Connor Ganley earned bronze with a time of 1:49.38, just behind the second place finisher from Incarnate Word.

Spoerlein took home gold in the 50 free, out-touching the field in the sprint with a time of 20.28, just .05 seconds ahead of Jacob Zeidler from Old Dominion.

Two Retrievers earned spots on the podium in the 500 free. Ilia Rattsev placed second with a time of 4:26.25, while Alexander Gliese earned bronze, touching in with a time of 4:27.11.

The quartet of Spoerlein, Ahmed Wahby, Jared Vance and Rattsev took third in the 200 free relay, clocking in with a time of 1:21.40.

On the boards, Elijah Wright and Ben Parker went six-seven on the 3 meter board with scores of 337.80 and 285.05. 

Day three of the championships will begin with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. tomorrow from Athens, Ga.

 

Standings After Day Two:

1. UMBC - 550

2. Incarnate Word  - 474

3. Florida Atlantic - 455

4. Gardner-Webb - 442

5. Old Dominion - 430

6. NJIT - 269

7. Howard - 152

8. VMI - 132