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UMBC Swimming and Diving Teams Win Patriot Invitational
Agnes Stanislawska won three events on the weekend to lead the Retriever women to victory.
Scott Auchter won the 200-breast on the third day of competition.
Fairfax, Va.-The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both won the George Mason Patriot Invitational this weekend. The men dominated the meet, scoring 1,037 points and defeating second-place UNC-Wilmington by 411.5 points. The women’s meet came down to the last event, the 400-free relay, which the Retrievers won for the 772-753 victory over runner-up Duke.
Individual winners for the Retriever women on the final day of competition were senior Agnes Stanislawska in the 200-back (2:02.88); sophomore Daniele Surkovich in the 100-free (51.90); and sophomore Tina Cantwell in the 200-breast (2:18.16).
Other finalists included junior Meghan Sackett and junior Rachel Lesslie, who placed second and eighth, respectively, in the 1,650-free; freshmen Tereza Kaplanova and Kate Chialastri, who placed third in the 200-breast and 200-fly, respectively; junior Lindsey Engler, who took fourth in the 100-free; and freshman Lindsay Sherman, who came in seventh in the 200-fly.
Leading Duke by just one point heading into the final event of the meet, UMBC took first and fourth in the 400-free relay, while the Blue Devils placed fourth and ninth. Surkovich, Stanislawska, Engler and Sackett won the event for the Retrievers in 3:29.42.
On the men’s side, junior Scott Auchter won the 200-breast (2:06.37), while sophomore Evan Roseberry took first in the 1,650-free (15:43.75) and the 200-fly (1:52.46) for the Retrievers’ only individual winners on the day. Senior Ryan Karrer finished second to Roseberry in the mile.
Other finalists included freshman Rasmus Kutt and sophomore Justin Bronson, who placed second in the 200-back and 100-free, respectively; sophomore Freddie Reitz and junior Eric Skrabacz, who took third in the 200-breast and 200-fly, respectively; sophomore Milos Djukic and senior Brian Jaeggi, who placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 200-back; senior Pat Woodward, who tied for fifth in the 200-breast; sophomore P.J. Sterba, who came in sixth in the 200-fly; and freshman Matt Mattingly, who placed seventh in the 100-free.
Finally, the men’s 400-free relay team of Bronson, senior Juan Ortiz, Mattingly and senior Tim Conway won in 3:05.33.
“We’re really proud of our athletes for stepping up this weekend,” head coach Chad Cradock said. “The events showed our domination, and the ladies showed guts to hold on in the last relay. It was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever been a part of in my career.”
The Retrievers have two weeks off from competition before heading to Bucknell on Dec. 3.
Final Women’s Team Scores
1. UMBC 772
2. Duke 753
3. UNCW 653
4. George Mason 574
5. Seton Hall 298
6. Shippensburg 243
8. American 153
9. George Washington 130
10. Howard 66
Final Men’s Team Scores
1. UMBC 1,037
2. UNCW 626.5
3. Duke 540
4. Seton Hall 434
5. Shippensburg 371.5
6. George Washington 276
7. George Mason 264
9. American 123.5
10. Howard 33