Escobedo Clocks 59.0 100 Breast as UMBC Wins 3rd Straight America East Title

2017 AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Thursday, February 9 – Sunday, February 12
  • Hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Meet Central
  • 2016 Champions: UMBC (Results)
  • Results

FINAL TOP 5 TEAM SCORES

  1. UMBC- 936.5
  2. New Hampshire- 717.5
  3. Vermont- 668
  4. Maine- 396.5
  5. Binghamton- 364.5

The UMBC women extended their winning streak last weekend, capturing their 3rd straight America East Swimming and Diving Conference title. The Retrievers did it in record fashion, earning 936.5 points to break the points record for the 2nd year in a row.

UMBC senior Emily Escobedo led the charge for her team and earned her 4th straight America East Most Outstanding Swimmer Award for her efforts. Escobedo won 3 individual conference titles, setting America East Records in each event. Her first big swim came in the 200 IM, as she won with a blazing 1:55.66 to lower her own former record of 1:57.13. She continued to down records as she swept the breaststrokes over the final 2 days of competiton, setting records of 59.02 in the 100 breast and 2:06.20 in the 200 breast. She achieved automatic NCAA Division 1 qualifying times in both breaststrokes.

Fellow UMBC senior Lauren Day earned the Elite 17 Award, which is given to the athlete with the highest GPA among the top performers in the conference. Day led a UMBC podium sweep of the 100 back, winning the event in 55.34 ahead of teammates Kylie Danin (56.48) and Emily Vance (56.56). Vance won the 200 back later in the meet, posting a winning time of 2:00.63.

The Most Outstanding Rookie award was given to New Hampshire freshman Corinne Carbone. In her first ever NCAA conference appearance, Carbone captured the 400 IM title, posting the only sub-4:20 time with her 4:19.16. Teammate Colby Harvey also had a highlight swim, blasting a 53.67 to win the 100 fly with a new America East Record.

Conference Records Broken:

  • Women’s 200 Medley Relay- UMBC (L. Day, Escobedo, A. Day, Committe), 1:40.58
  • Women’s 200 IM- Emily Escobedo, UMBC, 1:55.66
  • Women’s 100 Butterfly- Colby Harvey, New Hampshire, 53.67
  • Women’s 100 Breaststroke- Emily Escobedo, UMBC, 59.02
  • Women’s 200 Breaststroke- Emily Escobedo, UMBC, 2:06.20

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Only 2 people faster than her in the 200 breast and 4 people better than her in the 100 breast right now. Good swims

Maybe she can give king a run for her money in the 200. She has great closing speed.

She is going to have to drop another few seconds at NCAAs to beat King. I’m not saying its impossible but King is the Queen of breaststroke right now.

Lilly King is beatable. She was beaten in the 100 breast by Atkinson at last SCM world championships. I doubt it was a huge goal in her season, especially the post-olympic season, but I’m pretty sure she hates losing. However there’s nobody right now in NCAA with the power of Atkinson, someone as good as Atkinson in short course, to beat Lilly King in the 100 breast. About the 200 breast, King still struggles a lot in long course in that event but the many walls in yards help her to survive. She has less margin but the girl who wants to beat her will have to put pressure on her in the first part of the race to make… Read more »

Windsor was King’s 1st ever SCM meet ( think) and Atkinson’s millionth. Atkinson was on the SCM world cup circuit prior to worlds and would have had a better feel for stroke rate and overall timing of the distance. King was likely in heavy scy training. I HEART Alia but if it were 2 out of 3 I’d take King.

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Wow great time. Where does that rank in d1 so far this year?

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State University and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should be cheering for during the college football season. Lauren is currently working on her …

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