Courtesy: America East Communications

Escobedo Breaks Record, UMBC Maintains Lead in #AESD Championship

Release: 02/10/2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – After sweeping the first three events of the 2017 America East Swimming and Diving Championship, the UMBC Retrievers carried their success into Day 2. In their quest for a three-peat, the Retrievers picked up gold medals in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard Individual Medley events.

Here are the full standings: 

2017 America East Swimming & Diving Championship
Team Standings (Through Day 2 - 6 Events)

1. UMBC, 303.5 points

2. New Hampshire, 259

3. Vermont, 227

4. Maine, 160

5. Binghamton, 119.5 

Day 2 Highlights

  • Hania Moro became the first Retriever to win the 500 free since Amy Fay in 2013. Her time of 4:51.72 was nearly five seconds faster than any other swimmer
  • New Hampshire sophomore Brittany Moffatt finished second and Vermont junior Kelly Lennon finished third in the 500 free
  • Emily Escobedo set a meet record in the 200 IM for the third straight year. Her time of 1:55.66 was one one-hundredth of a second faster than her time in this year’s trials
  • She became the first swimmer to win the event three straight years since New Hampshire's Kristin Latourelle won four straight from 1997-2000
  • Liza Baykova’s time of 23.09 in the 50-yard freestyle finals was four one-hundredths of a second shy of breaking the meet record in the event
  • It was the second conseuctive year Baykova won the 50 free
  • The Vermont Catamounts defended their title in the 200-yard freestyle relay in an extremely tight race, finishing in a time of 1:33.31
  • The team of Sarah Mantz, Sierra Sexton, Kira Hancock and Courtney Gray edged out the relay teams for Maine and New Hampshire, who took silver and bronze in times of 1:33.43 and 1:33.76, respectively.