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UMBC MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING TEAMS FINISH SECOND AND THIRD, RESPECTIVELY AT PATRIOT INVITATIONAL
The Retriever men's and women's swimming and diving teams wrapped up the three-day George Mason Invitational with the men coming in second with 666 points, while the women finished in third with 657 points. Duke claimed the title on both sides, while host Mason finished second on the women's side, and the Patriot men came in third.
During the course of the three-day event, UMBC broke five team records, all coming on the women's side. Freshman Agnes Stanislawska set new records in the 100 free and 200 IM, while senior Astrid Sperling broke her previous records in the 100 and 200 back. In addition, the 400 medley relay team of Sperling, junior Lindsay Prather, senior Holly Wittasck, and Stanislawska broke the previous school record with a time of 3:51.08.
Overall, the Retrievers also broke seven meet records, including Sperling's performance in the 200 back, and Stanislawska's time in both the 100 and 200 free events. On the men's side, senior Carlos Canepa set a new record in the 500 free, while junior Jakub Sroczynski broke records in the 200 free and 200 IM with times of 1:40.17 and 1:51.55, respectively. The Retriever men's 800 free relay team of senior Josh Farley, Canepa, sophomore Adam Blais, and Sroczynski also set a meet record with a time of 6:49.57.