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McKenny Breaks 100 Free Record, Five Qualify First as Swimming and Diving Completes Final Prelim Session and America East Championships
Junior Brad Reitz
BOSTONóThe UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving teams have five top qualifiers going into the final night of the 2010 America East Swimming and Diving Championships in Boston on Sunday.
Sophomore Abbey McKenney (
Senior Jennifer Esposito (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst/C.W. Post) is the top qualifier for the women's 200 fly in an NCAA-provisional qualifying time of 2:00.39. She will be joined by four more Retrievers, including senior Lindsay Sherman (Bethany, Conn./Amity), junior Sarah Ryan (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside) and freshmen Jennifer Kotonias (Burtonsville, Md/Academy of Holy Cross) and Tara Morrissette (Somersworth, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas).
In the menís 100 free, junior Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) is the top qualifier with a time of 45.46, while senior Zach Vonder Haar (Gahanna, Ohio/Columbus Academy) is seeded third in 45.82. They will be joined in the final by sophomore Jason Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) and freshman Steve Gallagher (Sinking Spring, Pa/Wilson), while fellow freshman Herol Marjak (Harjumaa, Estonia/Tallinn Sec Science School) will swim in the consolation final.
In the womenís 200 back, sophomores Laura Tilman (Miami Springs, Fla./Ransom Everglades) and Kathryn Moorby (Cape May, N.J./Lower Cape May Regional) will compete in the finals after posting times of 2:05.88 and 2:09.40, respectively. Junior Julie Cantwell (
Sophomore Nour Saad (
In the womenís 200 breast, seniors Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School) and Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium J.G. Jankovskeho) will be the top qualifiers after finishing 1-2 in Heat 3 in 2:19.80 and 2:20.28, respectively. Junior Gaby Johnston (
Sophomore John Mendenhall (
In the final event of the prelims, Junior Brad Reitz (
The finals start at 5:30 p.m. with the Top 8 seeds in the 1,650 (mile) free.