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McKenney Breaks 50 Free Record, Mattingly Earns NCAA 'B' Cut in 200 IM as Swimming and Diving Finishes Day 2 at AEC's
Senior Matt Mattingly
BOSTON—The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams broke three more school records as they finished Day 2 action of the 2010 America East Championships in Boston.
The men lead with 292 points, followed by
The women sit in third with 226 points, behind
The women's 200 free relay of senior Sam Maccherola (Woolford, Md./South Carroll/Tennessee), sophomore Ashley Miller (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach), junior Erin Wohlers (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Charles W. Baker) and sophomore Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) earned silver in 1:34.72, a UMBC record.
The men's relay of senior Zach Vonder Haar (Gahanna, Ohio/Columbus Academy), sophomore Jason Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West), freshman Steve Gallagher (Sinking Spring, Pa/Wilson) and junior Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) also earned silver in a school record time of 1:21.71. The time breaks the oldest record on the UMBC books, previously set in 1991.
McKenney finished the women's 50 free fourth in a UMBC record time of 23.46, while Miller finished eighth in 24.06.
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In the men's 50 free final, Gallagher swam the eighth-fastest race in UMBC history and earned bronze in 21.00, while Jason Mattingly touched fourth in 21.05 and Jones placed fifth in 21.12.
In the women’s 500 free, Maccherola earned silver in a time of 4:54.66, while junior Rebecca Godwin (Catonsville, Md./Notre Dame Prep) came from behind to finish third in 4:56.44. Senior Jennifer Esposito (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst/C.W. Post) placed sixth in 4:57.51.
In the men's 500 free final, sophomore Mark Garbowski (Cherry Hill, NJ./Cherry Hill West) finished sixth in 4:36.58, while junior Mat Carson (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Silverthorn Collegiate Institute) finished seventh in 4:38.42.
Freshman Tara Morrissette (Somersworth, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas) earned bronze in the women's 200 IM in a time of 2:05.75, while senior Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium J.G. Jankovskeho) finished fourth in 2:06.60. Morrissette’s time is the third-fastest in school history.
Day 3 action starts Saturday at 10 a.m. with prelims. The finals Saturday night start at 6 p.m.