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HOUGHTON, AUCHTER WIN TITLES AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Scott Auchter tied for first in the men's 100-yard breaststroke at ECAC's.
Entering the evening as the fifth seed, Houghton won the 1-meter diving competition with a score of 261.45 after taking gold on the 3-meter board Friday night.
Auchter swam his best time of the season, 56.97, in the 100-breast and tied for the win with Maristís Joe Pilewski. Auchterís swim was just .33 seconds off the school record of 56.64, set by Kevin Goh in 2001.
Junior Juan Ortiz took second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.60), while freshman Tina Cantwell placed fourth in the 100-breast (1:05.85), freshman Daniele Surkovich finished fifth in the 200-free (1:54.51) and freshman Milos Djukic came in fifth in the 100-back (52.20).
Retrievers swimming in the consolation finals Saturday evening included senior Ian Carey, who placed 10th in the 100-breast (58.62); freshman Justin Bronson, who finished 12th in the 100-fly (51.75); and sophomore Andrew Cheung, who took 14th in the 400-IM (4:14.23).
In the morning prelims, freshman Evan Roseberry came in 17th in the 200-free (1:44.83), sophomore Joey Sementelli finished 26th in the 400-IM (4:26.52) and Cheung placed 26th in the 100-breast (1:04.46).
After three days of competition, UMBCís women are 11th with 69 team points, while the Retriever men are 10th with 81.5 points. Marist leads the women with 400.5 points, while Johns Hopkins has 349 points to lead on the menís side.
Action concludes tomorrow at the ECAC Championships. The final day of competition will feature Djukic in the menís 200-back; Bronson and Ortiz in the menís 100-free; Cantwell in the womenís 200-breast; Carey, Auchter, Cheung and junior Pat Woodward in the menís 200-breast; Surkovich in the womenís 200-fly; Roseberry in the menís 200-fly; and junior diver Jeff Salgado in the menís 1-meter competition.
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