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RETRIEVER SWIMMING SWEEPS PAST OLD DOMINION: SPLIT WITH WILLIAM & MARY
Both UMBC swimming and diving teams swept a dual meet with Old Dominion today as the men won, 178-114, and the women were victorious, 154-142. The men's team dual record now stands at 11-1 on the season, a new Retriever record, while the women move to 7-6 overall. Individually for UMBC on the men's side, senior co-captain Mehdi Addadi remained undefeated in dual meets this year as he swept three events: the 50 free (21.61s), the 200 back (1:53.23) and the 100 fly (51.35s). Dual winners for the Retrievers were senior co-captain Evan Patrick (200 free, 100 free), sophomore Josh Farley (1000 free, 500 free) and junior Karl Strauss (100 breast, 200 breast). Freshman diver Dustin Boone won the 1-meter diving competition for UMBC as well.For the women, sophomores Astrid Sperling and Holly Wittsack and freshman Lindsey Prather paced the Retrievers as they all captured two events each; Sperling taking the 200 back and the 200 IM, Wittsack winning the 100 and 200 fly and Prather grabbing the 100 and 200 breast. The lone other individual race winner for the Retrievers was sophomore Katrin Harrsen in the 100 free.UMBC Individual Winners:Men400 Medley Relay-UMBC, 3:30.571000 Free- Josh Farley, 9:47.47200 Free- Evan Patrick, 1:40.50100 Breast- Karl Strauss, 1:00.3250 Free- Mehdi Addadi, 21.611-meter diving- Dustin Boone, 240.15 points100 Free- Patrick, 46.40200 Back- Addadi, 1:53.23200 Breast- Strauss, 2:10.77500 Free- Farley, 4:46.24100 Fly- Addadi, 51.35Women400 Medley Relay- UMBC, 4:00.33100 Breast- Lindsey Prather, 1:06.34200 Fly- Holly Wittsack, 2:08.80100 Free- Katrin Harrsen, 55.24200 Back- Astrid Sperling, 2:08.23200 Breast- Prather, 2:23.26100 Fly- Wittsack, 59.54200 IM- Sperling, 2:09.99400 Free Relay- UMBC, 3:38.52On Friday, the Retrievers split a meet with William & Mary. The men triumphed, 155-80, while the women were edged, 135-108. On the women's side, Astrid Sperling set a new pool record in winning the 100 backstroke in 59.79. The men's team shattered five W&M pool records, including Ramon James in the 100 backstroke (51.97), Josh Farley in the 200 I.M. (1:54.92), Evan Patrick in both the 100 (46.09) and 200 freestyle (1:41.27) and the 400 medley relay team of Karl Strauss, Ramon Janes, Mehdi Addadi, and Evan Patrick (3:26.19).