Ashley Houghton was named ECAC Diver of the Meet after winning both diving competitions.
Pittsburgh, Pa.-UMBC junior Ashley Houghton (Frederick, Md./Urbana/Pittsburgh) was named Diver of the Meet at the ECAC Championships, while the UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving teams both placed 10th on the weekend.
Houghton won both the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions with scores of 275.25 on the 3-meter board and 261.45 in the 1-meter event. Houghton and junior Jeff Salgado (Glen Rock, Pa./South Western/St. Bonaventure) will head to Annapolis, Md., for the NCAA Zone Regionals March 10-12. Salgado placed third on the 1-meter board Sunday evening with a score of 276.95.
Freshman Tina Cantwell (Sinking Springs, Pa./The Hill School) took the bronze in the womenís 200-breast (2:21.17), while sophomore Scott Auchter (Wernersville, Pa./Wilson) grabbed the bronze in the menís 200-breast (2:05.90). Freshman Daniele Surkovich (Ellicott City, Md./Wilde Lake) was the Retrieversí only other finalist, as she finished sixth in the 200-fly (2:08.41).
In the consolation finals, freshman Milos Djukic (Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro) took 11th in the 200-back (1:53.72), senior Ian Carey (Glenside, Pa./LaSalle) placed 12th in the 200-breast (2:10.02) and freshman Justin Bronson (Oshawa, Ontario/Msgr. Paul Dwyer) finished 15th in the 100-free (48.03).
In the morningís preliminary session, sophomore Andrew Cheung (Tecumseh, Ontario/Vincent Massey) took 17th in the 200-breast (2:13.76), junior Juan Ortiz (Cali, Colombia/Indian River CC) placed 20th in the 100-free (48.21), freshman Evan Roseberry (Sinking Springs, Pa./Wilson) finished 22nd in the 200-fly (1:59.25) and sophomore Joey Sementelli (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) came in 25th in the 200-fly (2:00.13).
On the weekend, the Retriever men and women both placed 10th, as the women racked up 98 team points and the men totaled 126.5. Marist won on the womenís side with 535.5 points, while Johns Hopkins was crowned ECAC menís champions with 541 points.