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Cradock Gets 100th Win as Retrievers Sweep Binghamton in Swimming and Diving Action
Head coach Chad Cradock picked up his 100th and 101st career victories with two wins over Binghamton on Saturday.
Baltimore-UMBC swimming and diving head coach Chad Cradock picked up his milestone 100th victory as the Retrievers swept America East rival Binghamton Saturday afternoon at UMBC Natatorium. The Retriever men (2-1) won by a score of 141.5-99.5 over the Bearcats (2-1), while the UMBC women (4-1) defeated
The men won nine of 13 events, including two each by sophomores Justin Bronson and Evan Roseberry and senior diver Jeff Salgado. For the third straight meet, Bronson took both the 100-free (47.04) and 200-free (1:41.23), and he has won all six individual events in which he has competed this season. Salgado swept the diving events with scores of 295.20 on the 1-meter board and 232.12 on the 3-meter, while Roseberry won both the 200-fly (1:55.05) and 500-free (4:43.19).
The meet started in exciting fashion, as the Retrievers’ 400-medley relay team of freshman Rasmus Kutt, junior Scott Auchter, freshman Zach Vonder Haar and senior Juan Ortiz edged
Kutt was the only other individual winner for UMBC, as he took the 200-back for his first career victory. The Retrievers also won the 400-free relay in 3:12.10 with a team of Ortiz, junior Adam Eiben, freshman Matt Mattingly and Bronson.
Bronson led a Retriever sweep in the 100-free, as Eiben and Mattingly finished second and third in the event, while seniors Ryan Karrer and Cliff Schmardel and junior Joey Sementelli placed second, third and fourth behind Roseberry in the 500-free.
Brian Koizim won the 50-free for
On the women’s side, the Retrievers won all but one event, with multiple victories by senior Ashley Houghton, who swept the diving events for the third time in four meets. Houghton won with scores of 257.76 on the 1-meter and 260.78 on the 3-meter board.
Other winners for the UMBC women were junior Kat Hubbard in the 1,000-free (11:05.58); freshman Lindsay Sherman in the 200-free (2:00.06); senior Agnes Stanislawska in the 50-free (25.26); sophomore Tina Cantwell in the 200-IM (2:11.91); freshman Kate Chialastri in the 200-fly (2:11.20); junior Meghan Sackett in the 100-free (53.56); sophomore Daniele Surkovich in the 200-back (2:11.92); freshman Brittany Johnson in the 500-free (5:20.97); and freshman Tereza Kaplanova in the 200-breast (2:23.46).
The Retrievers swept the 500-free, 200-IM, 200-back, 200-breast and 200-fly, taking the top three spots each event, including the top four in the 200-back.
The Retrievers also won the 400-medley relay as Stanislawska, Cantwell, Surkovich and Sackett teamed to swim 3:58.52.
The victories for freshmen Sherman, Chialastri, Johnson and Kaplanova were the first of their collegiate careers.
The Retrievers return to action Sunday, Nov. 5, as they host non-conference opponent Colgate at 11 a.m. at UMBC Natatorium.