Metzler put up a lifetime best 1:57.17 to clear the records by half a second and was subsequently named the women’s America East 2020 Most Outstanding Swimmer
Metzler took her 2nd win and Meet Record of the weekend and is about a second and a half away from what it took to make NCAAs in 2019.
That’s Metzler’s 2nd America East Record in as many days. Last night, she dropped 3 seconds in the 200 free to set the record on the 800 free relay leadoff.
The Johns Hopkins women won eight events en route to a sweep of UMBC and host Delaware Saturday, while the UMBC men topped the Bluejays and Blue Hens.
Navy’s men’s team won 11 events during its 158-128 win over UMBC and the Navy women’s squad won all 16 events in its 171-115 victory over the Retrievers.
The UMBC men broke 2 Meet Records on Saturday: Alexander Gliese in the 100 back, and the men’s 400 medley relay (which Gliese led off).
Ilia Rattsev of UMBC and Juliana McDonald of Maine both took down the America East Championship meet records in the 50 free on day 2 in Worcester.
UMBC won all 3 men’s events on day 1, including a new conference record in the 200 medley relay.
The UMBC swimming and diving teams closed out the 2018 portion of its schedule with a Saturday sweep over America East foe VMI on December 1. The women won by a score of 118-81, while the men finished with a score of 157-121.
The UMBC men’s 200 medley relay team of Alexander Gliese, Luis Galvan, Philip Adejumo, and Ilia Rattsev set a new pool record with a time of 1:32.32, as the UMBC swimming and diving teams defeated both Howard and Vermont on Saturday afternoon.