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Retriever Swimming and Diving Sweeps Marist on Senior and Alumni Day
Senior Brad Reitz
BALTIMOREóThe UMBC men's and women's swimming and diving teams won 27 out of 32 events on Senior and Alumni Day as they defeated Marist in their final home meet of the season Saturday. The men (7-1) won 161-117, while the women (5-3) defeated the Red Foxes, 166-123.
Seniors Sarah Ryan (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside) and Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) each won two events in their final home meets, with Ryan sweeping the 100- and 200-yard butterfly, while Jones won the 200 and 500 free. Junior Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) won the 50 and 100 free events.
Other seniors who won included Rebecca Godwin (Catonsville, Md./Notre Dame Prep) in the women's 1,000 free, Amanda Shinholser (Burtonsville, Md./Springbrook) in the women's 1-meter diving, Phillip Novotny (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) in the men's 100 breast and Brad Reitz (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) in the 200 IM.
Seven other seniors were recognized before the meet, including Julie Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson), Mat Carson (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Silverthorn Collegiate Institute), Kregg Deery (Ormond Beach, Fla./Spruce Creek), Mitchell Donovan (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial), Gaby Johnston (Windsor, Conn./Loomis Chaffee School), Dan Weston-Dawkes (Ellicott City, Md./Wilde Lake) and Erin Wohlers (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Charles W. Baker).
The Retrievers return to action next Saturday when they face William and Mary and Delaware in Newark, Del.