Ashley Houghton broke both school diving records against Navy.
Jeff Salgado broke his own school 3-meter record against Navy.
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC women’s swimming and diving (2-0) team dominated Navy, 141-96, Saturday afternoon at the UMBC Natatorium, handing the Mids (3-1) their first loss of the season. The Retriever men dropped to 0-2 on the season, as they fell in a close one, 127-116. Navy’s men remain perfect on the season at 4-0.
Three school diving records fell on the day, as junior Ashley Houghton (Frederick, Md./Urbana/Pittsburgh) scored a 293.40 on the 3-meter board, shattering teammate Katie Spohnholz’s mark of 270.60, which was set last season. Houghton also broke Tammy Hendricks’ seven-year-old 1-meter record of 271.50 with her score of 273.59 against Navy. Houghton won both events.
On the men’s side, junior Jeff Salgado (Glen Rock, Pa./South Western/St. Bonaventure) scored a 300.98 on the 3-meter board to break his own mark of 297.75, set last season. He finished second in the event.
UMBC’s women won all but one event and took the top four places in the 100-free and 200-breast and the top three spots in the 50-free. Sophomore Meghan Sackett (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney/Maryland) led the way, winning three events: the 200-free (1:52.15), the 200-fly (2:06.13) and the 500-free (4:54.26). Her time in the 500 was just six-hundredths of a second off the school record of 4:54.20, set by Sue Herzog in 1989.
Freshman Daniele Surkovich (Ellicott City, Md./Wilde Lake) and junior Agnes Stanislawska (Zielona Gora, Poland/LO VI Zielona Gora) each won two individual events, as Surkovich took the 50-free (24.40) and the 100-free (52.47) and Stanislawska won the 200-IM (2:09.65) and the 200-breast (2:24.28).
Sophomore Rachel Lesslie (Kingston, Ontario, Canada/Holy Cross) was the only other individual winner for the women, as she took the 1,000-free (10:42.56).
The Retrievers also swept the relays, as Stanislawska, freshmen Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School) and Elisha Peregino (Abingdon, Md./Edgewood) and senior Elyse Gibson (Nova Scotia, Canada/Queen Elizabeth) teamed up to take the 400-medley in 4:00.64, while sophomore Lindsey Engler (Salisbury, Md./James M. Bennett), freshman Robin Klein (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville), Gibson and Surkovich won the 400-free relay in 3:36.81.
The men’s meet earlier in the afternoon came down to the final event, the 400-free relay, but Navy’s ‘A’ team beat UMBC’s ‘A’ team by two and a half seconds to win the meet.
Junior Ryan Karrer (Linwood, N.J./Mainland Regional) swept the distance events for the second straight meet, as he took the 1,000-free in 9:43.24 and the 500-free in 4:44.66.
Freshmen Justin Bronson (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada/MSGR. Paul Dwyer) and Freddie Reitz (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) won the first events of their young collegiate careers, as Bronson took the 200-free (1:42.77) and Reitz won the 200-breast (2:10.83). Junior transfer Juan Ortiz (Cali, Columbia/Indian River CC) also claimed the first victory of his UMBC career, as he won the 200-IM (1:58.44).
Senior Geza Szabo (Szolnok, Hungary/Ady Endre Gimnazium) won the 200-fly for the second straight meet, swimming a time of 1:53.41.
The men open the season 0-2 for the first time since the 2002-03 season, when they lost to American and Navy in the first two meets of the year. The Retrievers rebounded from the rough start that year to finish the season with a 9-3 overall record and the Northeast Conference title.
Both teams return to action tomorrow, Oct. 30, as they travel to America East Conference foe New Hampshire for a 1 p.m. meet.