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Three Team Records Fall on First Day of George Mason Patriot Invitational; Menís and Womenís Swimming and Diving Teams in First Place
Freddie Reitz broke head coach Chad Cradock's record in the 500-freestyle on the first day of the George Mason Patriot Invitational.
Daniele Surkovich broke the 50-freestyle record she set at last year's Patriot Invitational.
Anges Stanislawska broke her 200-individual medley record from 2003 during the first day of competition.
FAIRFAX, Va.óThe UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving teams are both in first place after the first day of competition at the George Mason Patriot Invitational. The men have a total of 305 points, 100 points ahead of second place UNC-Wilmington (205), while the women have totaled 241 points, just seven points ahead of Duke (234).
The UMBC swimming and diving teams are repeating last yearís Day 1 performance, as three school records were taken down once again this year. Sophomore Daniele Surkovich got things started as she broke her own record of 23.99 set at this meet last year, with a leadoff split of 23.74 in the 200-freestyle relay.
Sophomore Freddie Reitz continued the momentum for the Retrievers as he took down one of the oldest school records on the board in the 500 freestyle. Reitz won the event in 4:28.52, breaking head coach Chad Cradockís record of 4:28.62 set in 1996.
Senior Agnes Stanislawska completed the trio of new records by breaking her own record of 2:04.47 set in 2003 by going 2:03.47 and setting a new Patriot Invitational meet record as well.
Surkovich teamed with junior Carly Fitzpatrick, sophomore Joy Wilde, and junior Lindsey Engler to place third in the 200-freestyle relay with a time of 1:37.82 and then swam with Stanislawska, sophomore Tina Cantwell, and junior Meghan Sackett to win the 400-medley relay in a time of 3:52.74. Surkovich also placed second in the 50-freestyle in 23.79. Wilde teamed with freshmen Tereza Kaplanova, Kate Chialastri, and Lindsay Sherman in the B-team of the 400-medley relay to finish seventh with a time of 4:00.69.
Other finalists for the women include Sackett, who finished second in the 500-freestyle in 4:58.04, Cantwell and Kaplanova who finished sixth and eighth in the 200-individual medley with career-best times of 2:08.69 and 2:08.95, respectively, Engler with a fourth place finish in the 50-freestyle in a time of 24.47.
One the menís side, freshmen Matt Mattingly, Zach Vonder Haar, and Rasmus Kutt, and senior Tim Conway finished second in the 200-freestyle relay with a time of 1:24.67. Senior Juan Ortiz, juniors Scott Auchter and Adam Eiben, and sophomore Milos Djukic swam together on the B-team of the 200-freestyle relay and finished in sixth in 1:26.76.
Sophomores Justin Bronson and Evan Roseberry, and senior Ryan Karrer completed a 1-2-3-4 punch in the 500-freestyle behind Reitz as they finished in second, third, and fourth, respectively, with times of 4:32.23, 4:32.70, and 4:35.53.
Ortiz and Mattingly finished in second and third in the 200-individual medley with times of 1:54.34 and 1:56.54, while Auchter, Eiben, and junior Eric Skrabacz finished in fifth, sixth, and seventh, respectively, with times of 1:57.08, 1:57.63, 1:57.93.
Conway and Kutt concluded the individual events for the night, finishing fourth and sixth in the 50-freestyle with times of 21.32 and 21.44, respectively.
Finally, Kutt, Auchter, Bronson, and Conway won the 400-medley relay in a Patriot Invitational meet record time of 3:23.19, while Djukic, senior Pat Woodward, Vonder Haar, and Ortiz swam on the B-team to finish fourth with a time of 3:29.88.
The action continues on Saturday, with preliminary rounds starting at 10 a.m. and finals beginning at 6 p.m.
Team Rankings - Through Event 12
Female Team Scores
1 UMBC 241
2 DUKE 234
3 GEORGE MASON 203
4 UNC-WILMINGTON 198
5 SHIPPENSBURG 97
7 SETON HALL 72
8 HOWARD 43
9 AMERICAN 38
9 GEORGE WASHINGTON 38
Male Team Scores
1 UMBC 305
2 UNC-WILMINGTON 205
3 SHIPPENSBURG 123.5
4 DUKE 199
5 SETON HALL 102
6 GEORGE MASON 74
7 GEORGE WASHINGTON 60
9 AMERICAN 38.5
10 HOWARD 15