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After Five Weeks Off, UMBC Swimming and Diving Returns to the Pool Wednesday at Howard
Meghan Sackett won the women's Ocean Mile Swim in Ft. Lauderdale last week.
Baltimore-The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving team returns to the pool Wednesday afternoon after a five-week break from dual meet competition as they take on Howard University at 3 p.m. in Washington, D.C. The Retriever men are 5-1 on the season, while the women are 7-1 in dual meets.
The Retrievers spent New Year’s in southern
Junior Meghan Sackett won the women’s competition, closely followed by sophomore Daniele Surkovich, who won the event last year. Junior Erin Mathews placed 10th overall. On the men’s side, senior Brian Jaeggi and sophomore Evan Roseberry placed fourth and fifth overall, while sophomore Freddie Reitz finished eighth.
Roseberry and Reitz were second and fourth, respectively, among college sophomores, while sophomore Milos Djukic placed eighth and P.J. Sterba, Justin Bronson and Josh Nachman came in 11th, 12th and 13th, respectively.
Adam Eiben and Scott Auchter placed third and fourth among college juniors, while Jaeggi, Ryan Karrer, John Saums and Tim Conway finished second through fifth, respectively, among college seniors. Finally, Rasmus Kutt, John Seniz, Fred Deal and Matt Mattingly were third through sixth among college freshmen and Zach Vonder Haar was 11th.
For the women, Surkovich led all college sophomores, Christina Ng placed eighth and Joy Wilde came in 14th for their class. Sackett and Mathews led the way for juniors, while Rachel Lesslie, Lindsey Engler and Carly Fitzpatrick placed fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively. Jesse Rowton, Amy Mensch and Kristen Moorby came in fourth, sixth and ninth among college seniors, while Kate Chialastri and Tereza Kaplanova led all college freshmen and Brittany Johnson was eighth.
In addition to the Ocean Mile Swim, the Retrievers trained all week at St. Andrew’s High School in
Looking Back: The Retrievers swept host Bucknell in their last dual meet on Dec. 3. The men won by a score of 137-75, while the women won, 129-106. Sophomore Evan Roseberry led the way for the men with three victories, while Sophomore Justin Bronson and senior diver Jeff Salgado each won two events. On the women’s side, junior Meghan Sackett won three individual events, while seniors Agnes Stanislawska and Ashley Houghton and sophomore Daniele Surkovich won two events apiece.
Last Time vs. Howard: Last season, the Retrievers swept Howard on Jan. 11, 2006, as the men won by a score of 84-69, while the women won 104-80. Jeff Salgado and Evan Roseberry each won two events for the men, while Ashley Houghton was the only multiple winner for the women.
Records Falling: Four UMBC school records have been broken so far this season. Senior diver Ashley Houghton broke her own school 1-meter diving record with a score of 281.48 at
Retrievers Ranked: Both UMBC teams are ranked in the top 10 in the CollegeSwimming.com Division-I Mid-Major Power Rankings. The men are ranked ninth with 174.07 points, just 0.93 points behind eighth-place
Cradock Reaches Milestone: UMBC head coach Chad Cradock notched his milestone 100th career victory when the Retrievers defeated
Cantwell, Stanislawska Earn B Cuts: Sophomore Tina Cantwell became the second Retriever in as many seasons to achieve an NCAA Division-I consideration time with her time of 2:32.83 in the 200-meter breaststroke against Navy. Her time was nearly one full second under the standard of 2:33.63. Senior Agnes Stanislawska’s 2:03.74 in the 200-IM was also a consideration time, as it is nearly four-tenths of a second below the standard of 2:04.13. Meghan Sackett achieved ‘B’ cuts last year in the 500- and 1,650-free. The last Retriever to qualify for the NCAA Championships was Lindsey Prather in the 200-breast in 2001.
Divers Qualify for Zones: Both Jeff Salgado and Ashley Houghton have qualified for the NCAA Zone Regional diving competition, which will take place at Rutgers University March 2-4. Salgado qualified with a score of 308.40 on the 1-meter board against Rider, while Houghton achieved it with her scores of 270.52 on the 1-meter board at Navy and 280.28 on the 3-meter board against
Like It’s Our House: For the second year in a row, the Retrievers have broken pool records on the road. Last year it was at