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MENíS SWIMMING & DIVING REPEATS AS AMERICA EAST CHAMPIONS TO CLAIM EIGHTH STRAIGHT LEAGUE TITLE; WOMEN FINISH THIRD
"Let the celebration begin"
Ė The UMBC menís swimming and diving team capped a perfect season by claiming the America East title with a score of 920 points, while the Retriever women took third place with a mark of 502.
The depth of the UMBC menís team helped the Retrievers to 18 individual medals on the day. In todayís finals, they were led by sophomore Ryan Karrer, who won the 1,650 freestyle, senior Jakub Sroczynski, who won gold in the 200 backstroke, and junior Geza Szabo, who finished first in the 200 butterfly.
Karrer was followed by sophomores Evan Swann and Cliff Schmardel in the mile, as Swann and Schmardel took second and fourth, respectively. Meanwhile, Sroczynski led Nebojsa Zimonjic and Brian Jaeggi in the 200 back, as Zimonjic finished fourth, and Jaeggi, fifth. Szabo also had fellow Retrievers with him on the podium as freshmen Eric Skrabacz and Zack Hurd were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 200 fly.
Other individual winners included junior Adam Blais, who was fifth in the 100 free at 47.39, freshman Karn Yisomruay, senior Aaron Schenker, and junior Ian Carey, who finished second, third, and fifth in the 200 breaststroke. In addition, sophomore Jeff Salgado was second in the 3-meter diving competition and freshman teammate Tim Ward was fourth.
On the womenís side, freshman Rachel Lesslie claimed gold in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 17:16.10, and classmate Katrina Hubbard was third with 17:53.84. In addition, senior Lindsey Prather and sophomore Agnes Stanislawska finished second and third, respectively, in the 200 breaststroke, while junior Amber Harris was fourth in 200 backstroke with a time of 2:05.64. Senior Jessica Prosen also gained points for UMBC with a fourth-place finish in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:09.48.
Female Team Scores
2 NORTHEASTERN - 737
3 UMBC - 502
5 STONY BROOK - 390.50
Male Team Scores
1 UMBC - 920
3 STONY BROOK - 570