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17 Retrievers Qualify For Finals at Day 2 Prelims of America East Swimming and Diving Championships
Sophomore Jason Mattingly
BOSTONóThe UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving teams will send 17 athletes into the championship finals on Day 2 of the 2010 America East Swimming and Diving Championships in Boston. In addition, the Retrievers will have six compete in the consolation finals.
In the first event of the day, senior Sam Maccherola (Woolford, Md./South Carroll/Tennessee) will be seeded second in the womenís 500 free, after winning her heat in a time of 4:53.44. She will be joined in the final by senior Jennifer Esposito (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst/C.W. Post) and junior Rebecca Godwin (
In the menís 500 free, junior Mat Carson (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Silverthorn Collegiate Institute) will be seeded fifth in the final with a time of 4:38.97, while sophomore Mark Garbowski (
In the womenís 200 IM, freshman Tara Morrissette (Somersworth, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas) was the top qualifier for the Retrievers after winning her heat in a season-best time of 2:06.07, the fourth-fastest time in UMBC history. Senior Tereza Kaplanova (
On the menís side, the Retrievers will be represented in the finals by four student-athletes, including senior Matt Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West), juniors Brad Reitz (
In the womenís 50 free, sophomore Abbey McKenney (
In the final event of the morning session, three Retrievers will sprint in the menís 50 free final. Junior Eric Jones (
The finals session begins tonight at 6 p.m.