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UMBC Swimming and Diving Begins 2007-2008 Dual Meet Schedule at Rider on Saturday
Head Coach Chad Cradock will lead the UMBC swimming and diving teams into their first competition of 2007-08 on Saturday.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC swimming and diving teams will kick off the official 2007-2008 season on Saturday as they travel to Lawrenceville, N.J. to face Rider. The diving part of the meet begins at 10:30 a.m., with the swimming section slated to start at 1:00 p.m.
Last Time vs. the Broncs: The Retriever men will return to the Broncs’ home pool for the first time since suffering a 130-110 defeat on Oct. 22, 2005. The men claimed victory last year, with a 138-84 decision, earning 11 of the 13 possible event victories, including 1-2-3 sweeps in five events (200 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 200 butterfly, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke). Justin Bronson and Evan Roseberry tallied two individual wins apiece, as Bronson turned in victories in the 200 (1:42.47) and 100 (47.18) freestyles, while also leading off the winning 400 freestyle relay, and Roseberry came out on top in the 200 fly (1:57.75) and 500 free (4:43.98).
On the women’s side, Daniele Surkovich recorded two individual victories as the Retrievers claimed 11 of the 13 events, as well. Surkovich notched victories in the 50 (24.09) and 100 freestyles (52.44) and also anchored the winning 400 free relay en route to the 135.5-97.5 victory over the Broncs.
Looking Back: The Retrievers opened the 2007 season on Oct. 6 with an unscored meet against Bucknell in
The meet saw all the traditional events swum in a normal dual meet, along with the addition of 50-yard races of each stroke. Each swimmer was designated a specific stroke (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle), the distance freestyle, or the individual medley category. For each stroke, the swimmers were required to swim 50, 100, and 200 distances, with a 200, 500, 1000 option for the distance category and a 100, 200, and 400 option for the IM category.
The Retrievers saw four swimmers record triple-victories for the meet, as sophomore Justin Bronson was victorious in the 200 (1:43.78), 500 (4:44.44), and 1000 (9:50.56) freestyles, freshman Brad Reitz in the 50 (23.42), 100 (51.77) and 200 (1:57.73) butterflies, freshman Mat Carson in the 100 (55.60), 200 (1:58.55) and 400 (4:11.06) individual medleys. Junior Tina Cantwell was the only triple-winner on the ladies’ side, as she turned in victories in the 50 (31.07), 100 (1:06.13) and 200 (2:22.69) breaststrokes.