Courtesy: America East Communications

UMBC Builds Sizable Lead Heading into Day 4 of #AESD Championship

Release: 02/11/2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Another day, another record broken in the 2017 America East Swimming and Diving Championship.

In stunning fashion, New Hampshire’s Colby Harvey broke a seven year-old meet record in the 100-yard butterfly en route to a gold medal. Saturday also marked the first time a New Hampshire Wildcat diver won gold in any diving event as junior Hailee Miller had the top score in the 3-meter competition.

Here are the full standings:

2017 America East Swimming & Diving Championship
Team Standings (Through Day 3 - 14 Events)

1.     UMBC, 644.5 points

2.     New Hampshire, 507

3.     Vermont, 467

4.     Maine, 266

5.     Binghamton, 259.5

 

Day 3 Highlights

  • Hailee Miller of New Hampshire won gold in the 3m diving after taking home a bronze medal in the 1m finals.
  • New Hampshire freshman Corinne Carbone won gold in the 400 IM in a time of 4:19.16.
  • Junior Colby Harvey’s time of 53.67 in the 100 fly broke a meet record set in 2010 by Boston University’s Emily Munday.
  • The New Hampshire Wildcats have now won five of the last six gold medals in the 100 fly.
  • Liza Baykova won the 200-yard freestyle for the third consecutive year, clocking in at a time of 1:48.06.  Baykova became the first America East swimmer to win three consecutive gold medals in the event since Jill Vance of Northeastern did it between the 2000 and 2002 seasons.
  • Emily Escobedo defended her crown in the 100-yard breaststroke, winning the race for the third consecutive year. She won the event in 59.46, nearly topping her meet record, which was set earlier in the prelims.
  • Escobedo is the only America East swimmer to ever crack the one-minute mark in the 100-yard backstroke in a Championship meet and she has now won gold medals in each of the five total events in which she has raced.
  • UMBC senior Lauren Day claimed first place in the 100-yard backstroke for the second time in as many years, touching the wall in a time of 55.34. 
  • UMBC capped off the night by winning gold in the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:42.57, followed by New Hampshire and Vermont. It is the Retriever's second straight gold in the event.

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