Athens, Ga. (TheCCSA.com) – The UMBC men's swimming and diving team is in first place with 550 points after the second day of the 2017 CCSA Swimming and Diving Championship in Gabrielson Natatorium on the campus of the University of Georgia.
Incarnate Word takes second place with 474 points, Florida Atlantic takes third place with 455 points, followed by Gardner-Webb with 442 points. Old Dominion is in fifth with 430 points, New Jersey Institute of Technology is in sixth with 269 points, Howard is in seventh with 152 points, and Virginia Military Institute sits at eighth with 132 points.
In the 500 free, Incarnate Word's Kyrylo Shvets took first place with a time of 4:22.69. Ilia Rattsev from UMBC finished in second with a time of 4:26.25, followed by teammate Alexander Gliese who finished third with a time of 4:27.11.
The 200 IM was a tight race but Nikola Trajkovic from UMBC took first with a time of 1:48.04. Hector Cruz Ruvalcaba from Incarnate Word finished second with a time of 1:49.18, closely trailed by UMBC's Connor Ganley who finished third with a time of 1:49.38. In the 50 Free, Gregor Spoerlein from UMBC took first with a mark of 20.28, followed by Old Dominion's Jacob Zeidler who came in second with a mark of 20.33. Connor Bos from Gardner-Webb finished third with a mark of 20.36.
In the 200 Free Relay, Old Dominion came in first with a time of 1:20.83, Gardner-Webb came in second with a time of 1:21.25, and UMBC finished third with a time of 1:21.40.
Florida Atlantic's Ryan McIntire claimed first place and broke the CCSA record in the 3-meter dive with a score of 414.55 points. Incarnate Word's Dawson Martinez finished second with a score of 408.00 points and Corey Moreno from Old Dominion tallied third place with 367.00 points.
The CCSA Championship will continue on Friday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m., starting with the 400-yard individual medley preliminaries. The event finals for day three will start at 6:00 p.m.