UMBC Swimming Takes Down George Washington

WASHINGTON – UMBC swimming managed to take home a pair of victories against George Washington with wins in the men’s (149-120) and women’s (160-134) meets.

UMBC Press Release

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, 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.

George Washington Press Release

The George Washington women’s swimming and diving team fell to UMBC, 160-134 on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool.

The Colonials were paced against the Retrievers by rookie Abigail Fusco with three victories and freshman Hannah Kopydlowski and sophomoreCarly Whitmer with a pair of wins.

The Colonials opened the meet with a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay as Fusco, seniors Janica Lee and Morgan Zebley and Kopydlowski clocked in at 1:49.35 for the win.

Fusco won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.69 seconds, then earned top honors in the 200 back in 2:08.14. Kopydlowski recorded a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.95 seconds.

Whitmer won in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:08.01, followed by senior Bianca Valencia in third in 2:11.24. Whitmer (57.94), Zebley (58.04) and Valencia (59.29) then claimed the top three spots in the 100 fly.

In the 200-yard individual medley, sophomore Lauren Law and Lee finished neck-and-neck for first and second, touching the wall in 2:10.04 and 2:10.92, respectively. Lee also earned third in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:29.03.

Kopydlowski took home second in the 100 free in 54.69 seconds, and Law (1:57.71) and junior Madison Reinker (2:00.55) earned second and fourth in the 200 free. Reinker also finished third in the 1,000 free in 10:44.32, and Fusco and Reinker earned third and fourth in the 500 free with close times of 5:18.24 and 5:18.37, respectively.

The 400 free relay of juniors Maggie Hofstadter and Kally Vanderbilt, Zebley and Kopydlowski wrapped the meet with a third-place finish in 3:45.39.

GW returns to the Smith Center Pool on Saturday, Nov. 1, when it welcomes Drexel at 1 p.m.

The George Washington men’s swimming and diving team dropped a 149-120 decision to UMBC on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool.

Sophomore Liam Huffman and senior Goran Koprivnjak led the Colonials as each tallied a victory against the Retrievers, and Koprivnjak recorded three second-place finishes on the afternoon.

Huffman won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:56.13, then earned second in the 500 free in 4:51.79. Freshman Parker Boutwell finished fourth in the 500 free in 4:53.62, followed by classmate Connor Hart fifth in 4:55.05 and sophomore Nick Smagula in sixth in 5:03.23.

Koprivnjak (1:53.86), sophomore Ben Fitch (1:57.01) and junior Oliver Keegan (1:58.44) took home the top three spots in the 200-yard butterfly, and Fitch finished second in the 100 fly in 52.52 seconds. Koprivnjak also earned second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:57.00.

Senior Adam Rabe (59.06) and sophomore Bogdan Balteanu (59.84) finish second and third in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Rabe earned second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:08.76.

The 200-yard medley relay of freshman Gustav Hokfelt, Rabe, Keegan and Fitch finished third in 1:37.12. Hokfelt recorded a second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall in 53.41 seconds and also finished third in the 200 back in 1:58.78.

The freshman duo of Boutwell (1:44.85) and Adam Drury (1:45.86) finished second and third, respectively, in the 200 free. In the 100 free, Koprivnjak (46.54), Balteanu (47.65) and Drury (49.03) claimed second, third and fourth places.

To wrap the afternoon, Fitch, Drury, Koprivnjak and Balteanu claimed second in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:13.00.

Results: George Washington vs. UMBC

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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