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Three More Records Fall as Retrievers Maintain Lead on Second Day of America East Swimming and Diving Championships
Agnes Stanislawska broke her own school record in the 200-IM to take the gold medal.
Daniele Surkovich broke two more school records on day two, bringing her total to four on the weekend.
Clinging to a two-point lead heading into the evening session, the Retriever women now hold a 37-point advantage over second-place
On the menís side, the three-time defending champion Retrievers extended their two-point lead to more than 60 over second-place
Senior Agnes Stanislawska broke her own school record in the 200-IM for the second time this season, winning the event in 2:03.56, an NCAA consideration time. She set the previous mark at 2:03.74 at the George Mason Patriot Invitational in November.
Sophomore Daniele Surkovich broke her third record of the weekend, this time taking down her own 50-free mark with a winning time of 23.67. Like Stanislawska, she set the previous record (23.74) at the Patriot Invite.
Surkovich broke teammate Meghan Sackettís 200-free school record with her leadoff split in the 800-free relay, which also lowered a school mark Thursday evening. In the last event on Friday, Surkovich was part of another record-setting relay, the 200-free relay. She teamed with junior Carly Fitzpatrick, freshman Tereza Kaplanova and junior Lindsey Engler to place second in 1:36.22, two-tenths of a second better than the previous school mark (1:36.48) set at George Mason last season by Engler, Surkovich and former Retrievers Robin Klein and Elyse Gibson.
In the first event of the evening, Sackett repeated as conference champion in the 500-free, winning in 4:56.45. Junior Rachel Lesslie (5:09.85) placed 11th in the event, and junior Erin Mathews (5:18.28) came in 15th.
Kaplanova (2:07.30) and sophomore Tina Cantwell (2:07.73) touched in fifth and sixth behind Stanislawska in the 200-IM, while sophomore Joy Wilde won the consolation heat to place ninth (2:09.25).
Engler also took the bronze medal in the 50-free (24.14), while Fitzpatrick placed 11th (25.04).
Finally, senior Ashley Houghton, the 2006 America East Most Outstanding Diver, took her first step at defending her title by winning the 3-meter diving competition with a score of 298.85. Senior Katie Spohnholz placed fourth in the event (247.70).
On the menís side, sophomore Justin Bronson took the silver medal in the 500-free (4:29.43), while classmate Evan Roseberry won bronze (4:32.60). Senior Ryan Karrer placed fifth (4:33.62), followed by sophomore Freddie Reitz (4:36.70), junior Joey Sementelli (4:39.98) and senior Cliff Schmardel (4:40.79), who placed sixth through eighth, respectively.
Freshman Matt Mattingly took bronze in the 200-IM, finishing in 1:53.88. Junior Scott Auchter placed fourth (1:55.24), while junior Adam Eiben came in sixth (1:56.17) and senior Juan Ortiz finished eighth (1:56.85). Junior Eric Skrabacz finished third in the consolation heat (1:57.48) to place 11th in the event.
Freshman Rasmus Kutt tied for third in the 50-free (21.31), while senior Tim Conway placed seventh (21.55). In addition, sophomore Milos Djukic (21.70) and freshman Zach Vonder Haar (21.85), who each swam in the consolation heat, placed 11th and 15th, respectively.
Finally, the menís 200-free relay team of Mattingly, Kutt, Djukic and Conway grabbed the silver medal with a time of 1:24.58, three-tenths of a second behind Stony Brook, which took gold.
The four-day America East Championships continue Saturday with the menís and womenís 400-IM, 100-fly, 200-free, 100-breast, 100-back and 400-medley relay and the menís 3-meter diving. The morning preliminary session begins at , while finals begin at
Womenís Team Scores
1. UMBC 269
T-6. Stony Brook 119
Menís Team Scores
1. UMBC 313.5
3. Stony Brook 207.5