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UMBC SWIMMING & DIVING SPLITS WITH EAST CAROLINA
The UMBC swimming and diving team split a dual meet with East Carolina this afternoon at Greenville, NC with the Retriever men winning, 127-114, and the UMBC women dropping their first of the season, 134-109. With today's results, both Retriever teams now stand at 8-1 on the year.
On the men's side, UMBC entered the final event - the 400 freestyle relay leading ECU, 114-104. UMBC placed two teams in the top three to win the relay and the meet, 127-114. Carlos Canepa and Brad Green led the Retrievers. Canepa won the 500 freestyle (4:38.98) and 1000 freestyle (9:44.48). Green placed first in the 50 freestyle (20.99) and 100 freestyle (46.33). Other individual winners for the Retrievers included senior Josh Farley, who finished the 200 IM in 1:56.11, junior Jakub Sroczynski, who won the 200 backstroke in 1:54.59, and sophomore Geza Szabo, who finished the 200 fly in 1:58.62.
The UMBC women lost for the first time this year despite winning five of the day's thirteen events. They were paced by senior Astrid Sperling, juniors Jessica Prosen and Lindsey Prather, and freshman Agnieszka Stanislawska, who each won an event. In addition, the 400 medley relay team of Sperling, Prather, Holly Wittsack, and Stanislawska also captured first with a time of 4:24.30.
The Retrievers return to action tomorrow, January 25, Senior Day, at 2 p.m., as they host St. Francis (NY) and Howard for a tri-meet.