UMBC Men Break 200 Medley Relay Record In Meet Against Howard

Press Release courtesy of UMBC Athletics

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. The men defeated the Bison, 139-113, while the women beat Howard, 139-110, and Vermont, 194-96.

The 200 medley relay team breaks Penn’s record of 1:32.43 set back in 2015. The Retrievers also took second with a time of 1:35.67 with the team of Garrett Wlochowski, Jared Vance, Jack Carlise, and Kyle Paxton, as well as third with a time of 1:39.81 from the team of Jeremy Gates, Connor Ganley, Thomas Shorter, and Jonah Pennington.

In the 400 free relay, the team of Rattsev, Nikola Trajkovic, Gliese and Ganley took first with a time of 3:10.48, while the team of Adejumo, Pennington, Ross Welsh, and Vance came in second with a time of 3:16.00.

Individually, Gliese (1:48.42), Wlochowski (1:52.58), and Jackson Wolter (2:03.22) went 1-2-3 for the Retrievers in the 200 back. Gliese also picked up a first place finish in the 100 back, touching in with a time of 50.87. Wlochowski finished second with a time of 51.94, while Ganley touched in third (54.30), followed by Chance King (55.58).

In the 200 breast, Luis Galvan touched in with a time of 58.84 for a first place finish, while Vance finished second with a time of 59.64; Galvan also picked up first place finishes in the 200 IM (1:56.70) and 100 breast (58.84). Adejumo picked up individual victories in the 100 free (47.23) and 200 free (1:41.95). Nikola Trajkovic finished first in the 1000 free with a time of 9:43.72, while Connor Robison and Jackson Wolter finished behind him in second and third place.

Jack Carlisle took first in the 200 fly (1:53.85) and 100 fly (51.80), while Haythem Abdelkhlaek took first in the 500 free with a time of 4:38.44. Rattsev finished second in the 200 fly (1:55.44), but picked up a first place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.39.

On the boards, Elijah Wright took first in the 1 meter dive with a score of 285.20, while Leo Buoye took first in the 3 meter dive with a score of 283.40.

On the women’s side, the team of Emily Vance, Maddy Popalis, Natalija Marin, and Laura Massicotte started the day with a victory in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:47.13. Emily Vance, Marin, Hania Moro, and Haylee Committee also picked up awin in the 400 free relay, finishing in a time of 3:33.06.

Moro led the ladies with wins in the 200 free (1:52.33), 500 free (5:02.81), and 1000 free (10:18.30). Marin finished first in the 100 fly (57.68) and 200 fly (2:04.27), while Massicotte took a first place finish in the 200 IM (2:08.92). Popalis finished first in the 100 breast (1:06.58), while Emily Vance took first in both back disciplines. Committe posted a first place win in the 50 free with a time of 24.37.

On the boards, Abby Biddulph took first in the both the 1 and 3 meter dives, posting scores of 220.60 and 227.05, respectively.

The Retrievers will return to the pool on Saturday, January 20 when they host East Carolina and VMI at 2 p.m. The team will also recognize their graduating seniors prior to the meet.

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