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Lucky Seven, Lucky 13! Men's Swimming and Diving Wins Seventh Consecutive America East Championship, 13th Straight Conference Title Overall
Seniors Zach Vonder Haar and Matt Mattingly with the championship trophy.
BOSTONóThe UMBC menís swimming and diving team has won its seventh consecutive America East Championship and 13th straight conference title overall after finishing with 926.5 points Sunday in
The 926.5 points are just 2.5 less than the record, set by UMBC in 2008.
Senior Matt Mattingly (
Junior Brad Reitz (
Sophomore Abbey McKenney (
In their final events for UMBC, senior Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School) earned silver in the women's 200 breast in 2:17.09, while fellow senior Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium J.G. Jankovskeho) touched third in 2:18.74.
Seniors Jennifer Esposito (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst/C.W. Post) and Lindsay Sherman (Bethany, Conn./Amity), freshman Tara Morrissette (Somersworth, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas), junior Sarah Ryan (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside) and freshman Jennifer Kotonias (Burtonsville, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) went 2-3-4-6-8 in the women's 200 fly, with Esposito leading the way in 2:02.32.
Junior Rebecca Godwin (
In the menís 1,650 free, freshman Alex Moothart (Hopkinton, Mass/Hopkinton) finished fourth in a season-best time of 16:10.23. Junior Mark Garbowski (
In the women's 200 back, sophomore Laura Tilman (
Sophomore Jason Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) finished fourth in the men's 100 free, while junior Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel), senior Zach Vonder Haar (
In the men's 200 back, junior Mat Carson (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Silverthorn Collegiate Institute) set a season-best time of 1:51.12, finishing fifth. Sophomore Nour Saad (
In the final event of the evening, the 400 free relay of Gallagher, Vonder Haar, Jones and Jason Mattingly earned silver in 3:01.38.
The Womenís Most Outstanding Rookie of the meet was awarded to Morrissette, who earned bronze in both the 200 and 400 IM and fourth in the 200 fly. UMBCís coaching staff was named Co-Menís Coaching Staff of the Year.