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Retrievers Say Goodbye to Swimming and Diving Seniors, Welcome Back Alumni While Hosting Marist
Senior Ryan Karrer
Senior Agnes Stanislawska
Baltimore-The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams conclude their dual meet schedule Saturday, Jan. 27, as Marist comes to the RAC Arena for a 12 p.m. meet. The UMBC women are 9-1 on the season while the men are 7-1.
As is tradition at the team’s final home meet of the season, the Retrievers will honor their 14 seniors – Tim Conway, Ashley Houghton, Brian Jaeggi, Ryan Karrer, Amy Mensch, Kristen Moorby, Juan Ortiz, Jesse Rowton, Jeff Salgado, John Saums, Cliff Schmardel, Katie Spohnholz, Agnes Stanislawska and Pat Woodward – in a pre-meet Senior Day ceremony. UMBC will also welcome back swimming and diving alumni.
Looking Back: The UMBC women’s swimming and diving team defeated
On the Red Foxes: The Marist men are undefeated on the season at 9-0 and are ranked 17th in the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major poll. The Red Foxes are coming off a 137-90 victory over Southern Connecticut State last Saturday. Pat Collins and Devon O’Nalty each won two events in the meet. The Marist women are 7-2 on the season after a 139-90 victory over Southern Connecticut State last weekend. The Red Foxes are ranked 22nd in the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Poll. Sandra Bujalski, Janell Walsh-Thomas and Mangona were multiple winners against the Owls, and Mangona was named MAAC Diver of the Week after her performance.
Last Time vs. Marist: Last season, the Retrievers concluded their dual meet season at Marist, and the women came away with a 138.5-104.5 victory, handing the Red Foxes their first loss of the season, while the men lost a meet that came down to the final relay, 125-118. Both meets were closely contested throughout, but UMBC’s women pulled away by winning six of the last seven events, while the Retriever men lost in the final relay for the third time of the season. Daniele Surkovich and Ryan Karrer were the only multiple winners for UMBC.
Retrievers Getting Noticed: The UMBC women received a vote in the most recent College Swimming Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll for the first time ever. The Retrievers are one of only three teams from mid-major conferences to receive a vote in last week’s poll. UMBC also ranks sixth in the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major poll, less than nine full points behind top-ranked Navy. The Retriever men are ranked eighth in the Mid-Major poll, while Navy sits atop the standings on the men’s side, as well.
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
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: Seniors Jeff Salgado, Ashley Houghton and Katie Spohnholz have all qualified for the NCAA Zone Regional diving competition, which will take place at
Swimmers Achieve Top Times: Several Retrievers’ individual times rank among the top 100 times in the nation this season. Among them are:
42. Evan Roseberry, 1,650 Free (15:43.75) 50. Tina Cantwell, 200 Breast (2:18.16)
43. Freddie Reitz, 500 Free (4:28.52) 60. Agnes Stanislawska, 200 IM (2:03.74)
63. Ryan Karrer, 1,650 Free (15:50.30) 72. Agnes Stanislawska, 100 Breast (1:04.38)
79. Justin Bronson, 500 Free (4:32.23) 81. Agnes Stanislawska, 200 Back (2:02.88)
82. Rasmus Kutt, 200 Back (1:49.84) 83. Tina Cantwell, 100 Breast (1:04.55)
84. Rasmus Kutt, 100 Back (50.45) 95. Meghan Sackett, 1,650 Free (17:11.71)
87. Evan Roseberry, 500 Free (4:32.70)
92. Scott Auchter, 100 Breast (57.43)
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