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AMERICA EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY FOUR PRELIMINARY RESULTS
Geza Szabo is the top seed in the 200-fly and nearly broke his own school record in the prelims.
Boston-Twelve Retriever men and 13 women will swim in tonight’s finals session on the fourth day of the America East Swimming and Diving Championships at
Senior Geza Szabo led the way for the men, taking the top seed in the 200-yard butterfly. His time of 1:49.75 was just six-tenths of a second off the meet record of 1:49.16 and seven-tenths off his own school record of 1:49.03, which he set as a freshman in 2003. Sophomore Eric Skrabacz (1:56.03) will join Szabo in the 200-fly finals as the fifth seed.
The Retriever men placed four swimmers in the top eight of the 100-free, as senior Adam Blais took third (47.23), freshman Justin Bronson placed fourth (47.30), junior Tim Conway finished fifth (47.41) and junior Juan Ortiz came in seventh (47.64).
UMBC also placed three men in both the 200-back and 200-breast finals. Freshman Milos Djukic is the third seed in the 200-back (1:54.13), while junior Nebojsa Zimonjic is fifth (1:55.49) and junior Brian Jaeggi is seventh (1:56.25).
In the 200-breast, sophomore Scott Auchter is the third seed (2:08.04), while senior Ian Carey is fifth (2:09.38) and freshman Freddie Reitz is seventh (2:09.54).
Freshman Daniele Surkovich led the way for the women, taking the second seed in the 100-free (52.55). Freshman Robin Klein (53.63) will join her in the championship heat as the eighth seed, while senior Elyse Gibson (53.65) and sophomore Lindsey Engler (54.28) will swim in the consolation heat as the ninth and 12th seeded swimmers.
The Retrievers placed three women in the 200-back finals, with junior Agnes Stanislawska taking third (2:06.59), senior Amber Harris placing fourth (2:07.74) and sophomore Rachel Lesslie finishing sixth (2:09.08). In addition, sophomore Mary Scott will swim in the consolation round as the 16th seed (2:15.25).
Freshman Tina Cantwell placed third in the 200-breast (2:20.81) and will be joined in the finals by freshman Joy Wilde, who took fifth (2:25.92). Freshman Courtney White finished 12th in prelims (2:31.48) and will compete in the consolation finals.
Finally, freshman Elisha Peregino was sixth (2:12.27) and freshman Brittany Bertoli was 10th (2:15.52) in the 200-fly.
In addition to the finals for these events, Sunday evening’s session – the last of the meet – will also include the 1,650-free, the 400-free relay and the women’s one-meter diving.
The defending conference champion UMBC men have a commanding lead over second-place