Villanova women’s team captured their seventh straight Big East Swimming and Diving conference title over the past weekend
Navy came out ahead in the women’s and men’s meets by convincing margins this year. Another pair of ECAC records fell on the final day of the meet.
Rattsev swam a 19.85, touching as the only swimmer in the field to break 20 seconds.
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.
Ilia Rattsev led them off in 1:36.65, a lifetime best by a couple of tenths and his first best time in the event since 2018.
UMBC’s Ilia Rattsev and Natalija Marin both earned America East Swimmer of the Week honors, while Vermont’s Emily Murphy was the Diver of the Week.
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 ECU swimming and diving teams wrapped up their dual meet schedule Saturday afternoon with a sweep of the UMBC Retrievers at Minges Natatorium. The Pirate men posted a 194-106 win, while the women earned a 157-143 victory.