Athens, Ga. (TheCCSA.com) – The UMBC men's swimming and diving team is in first place with 1,1001 points after the third day of the 2017 CCSA Swimming and Diving Championship in Gabrielsen Natatorium on the campus of the University of Georgia.
Gardner-Webb and Incarnate Word both take second place with 827 points each. Florida Atlantic in is fourth with 763 points, Old Dominion is in fifth with 744 points and New Jersey Institute of Technology is in sixth with 397 points. Howard is in seventh with 273 points and Virginia Military Institute finished the day in eighth place with 200 points.
Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz from Incarnate Word tabbed first in the 400 IM with a time of 3:52.90. UMBC's Nikola Trajkovic placed second with a time of 3:53.68, while teammate finished third with a time of 3:55.57. In the 100 fly, Filip Svedberg from Old Dominion finished first with a time of 47.64, followed by Philip Adejumo from UMBC who finished in 48.53 for second place. John Nolte from Florida Atlantic rounded out the top three with a time of 48.78.
In the 200 free, UMBC's Gregor Spoerlein finished first with a time of 1:37.32. Incarnate Word's Kyrylo Shvets finished second with a time of 1:37.37, while teammate Beau Fusilier took third with a time of 1:38.34. In the 100 breaststroke, Old Dominion's Jacob Zeidler took first with a time of 54.48, closely followed by Jordan Mintz from Gardner-Webb who finished second with a time of 57.74. Andrey Chechelnyyskyi from Incarnate Word rounded out the top three with a time of 55.11.
In the 100 backstroke, Connor Bos claimed first with a time of 47.61, followed by UMBC's Alexander Gliese who finished 47.90. John Brennock from Florida Atlantic finished third with a time of 48.67. In the 400 medley relay, Old Dominion took first with a time of 3:14.48, UMBC took second with a time of 3:16.28, and Florida Atlantic took third with a time of 3:20.07.
The CCSA Championship will continue on Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m., starting with the 200-yard backstroke preliminaries. The event finals for day four will start at 6:00 p.m.