Retrievers Race Past George Washington on Saturday

Retrievers Race Past George Washington on Saturday


Washington, D.C.—The UMBC swimming and diving teams took home victories against George Washington on Saturday, with the men winning 149-120 and the women winning 160-134. The Retrievers move to 5-1 and 4-1 on the year.

The men took home both relays on the day, starting off with the 200 medley relay. The team of Lauri Kaei, Leo Endres, Philip Adejumo, and Gregor Sporlein won in a time of 1:34.79. The Retrievers ended the day with a win in the 400 free relay. Kaei and Sporlein teamed up with Jonas Gutzat and Rob Breen to take first in 3:08.06.

Jonas Gutzat, Gregor Spoerlein, and Leo Endres each won two events on the day. Gutzat was a winner in the 200 free (1:42.87) and 500 free (4:40.45), while Spoerlein won the 50 free (21.03) and 100 free (46.40). Endres took home first in the 100 breast (58.44) and 200 breast (2:08.64). Nikola Trajkovic was a winner in the 100 back with a time of 53.07 and the 200 IM in 1:54.23. Freshman Mile Ruttan picked up a win in the 200 back. Ruttan touched the wall in 1:56.19. Adejumo rounded out the individual winners with a win in the 100 fly (51.91).

Ryan Green won the 1 meter dive with a score of 328.20 and the 3 meter with a tally of 352.28.

On the women's side, UMBC got a relay win in the final event of the day, the 400 free relay. The quartet of Kristie Langford, Allison Atkinson, Courtney Hadden and Allie Caulfield won with a time of 3:37.19.

Emily Escobedo, Allie Caulfield, and Brenda Rhodes each won two events to pace the Retrievers on the day. Escobedo was a winner in the 100 breast in a time of 1:06.45 and the 200 breast in 2:20.20. Caulfield continued her strong freshman campaign with wins in the 100 and 200 free. Allie touched the wall in 53.94 and 1:55.49 respectively. Rhodes took home first in both distance events, winning the 1000 free in 10:26.19 and the 500 free in 5:08.87.

Coco Darelius had another monster day on the boards. She won the 1 meter dive with a score of 294.98 setting a new school record in the process, before shattering her own school record in the 3 meter dive. Coco previously had set the bar 300.60 last weekend, before scoring a 324.00 at George Washington. Coco broke Ashley Houghton's record of 281.48 on the 1 meter boards. 

Freshman Katie Young also qualified for NCAA Zone competition on Saturday, marking the third year in a row that UMBC will have four divers represented at the championships. 

The Retrievers are back in action on November 20-22 when they head to Fairfax, Va. to take part in the George Mason Invite.