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UMBC Swimming and Diving Starts 2007-08 Season with Wins over Rider; Four Retrievers Set Pool Records
Junior Tina Cantwell set two new Coppola Pool records in the win over Rider on Saturday.
Junior Justin Bronson added two individual victories and part of a relay against Rider.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.--The UMBC men's and women's swimming diving teams opened the 2007-08 season with a double-win over Rider University at Coppola Pool on Saturday. The Retriever men (1-0) were victorious over Rider (0-1) by a margin of 170-125, while the Retriever women (1-0) earned a 165-134 victory over the Broncs (0-1).
The women set four Coppola Pool records in the contest, with junior Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School) taking two--in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. Freshman Rebecca Godwin (Catonsville, Md./Notre Dame Prep) turned in a record-setting performance in the 1000 freestyle, while junior Daniele Surkovich (Ellicott City, Md./Wilde Lake), freshman Erin Wohlers (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Charles W. Baker), and seniors Carly Fitzpatrick (Delran, N.J./Delran) and Lindsey Engler (Salisbury, Md./James M. Bennett) combined to set a new record in the 400 free relay.
Cantwell was a double-winner for the Retrievers as she turned in pool record-setting performances of 1:05.74 and 2:21.35 in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, respectively. Those two events were the only two the Retrievers completed a 1-2-3 sweep of as well, as junior Joy Wilde (Greenlawn, N.Y./Harborfields) turned in a second place (1:09.01) performance in the 100 breast and third place (2:30.19) in the 200 breast. Freshman Gaby Johnston (Windsor, Conn./Loomis Chaffee School) completed the sweep of the 100 breast with a third place time of 1:09.89 and claimed second in the 200 breast in 2:29.82. Cantwell was also a part of the second place 200 medley relay and placed third in the 200 individual medley, with a time of 2:11.23.
Godwin was a two-time victor, as well, as she set a new pool record of 10:18.37 in the 1000 free and won the 500 free with a time of 5:07.70, while also swimming a leg on the second place 400 free relay.
The Retriever relay of Surkovich, Wohlers, Fitzpatrick, and Engler swam a time of 3:38.32 to set the Retrievers fourth pool record of the day. Engler and Surkovich each claimed an individual victory on the day with Engler turning in a time of 25.00 in the 50 free and Surkovich a 1:54.53 in the 200 free.
The only other individual winner on the women's side was sophomore Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium J.G. Jankovskeho), who turned in a time of 2:09.41 to claim the 200 backstroke.
Junior Justin Bronson (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada/Msgr. Paul Dwyer) led the Retrievers on the men's side turning in an individual victory in the 100 (47.33) and spearheading a sweep of the 200 free with a time of 1:44.37. Freshman Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) and senior Adam Eiben (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) came in right behind Bronson with times of 1:46.63 and 1:47.77, respectively. Bronson also teamed with Jones, Eiben and junior Milos Djukic (Novi Sad, Serbia/Svetozar Markovic) to win the 400 free relay with a time of 3:15.30.
Junior Evan Roseberry (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson) also led Retriever sweeps as he recorded times of 9:50.15 and 4:48.92 in the 1000 and 500 free, respectively. Senior Joey Sementelli (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) finished behind Roseberry in the 1000 with a time of 9:57.25 and was third in the 500 in 4:54.36. Freshman Mat Carson (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Silverthorn Collegiate Institute) picked up the third place in the 1000 with a time of 10:02.47.
Sophomore Rasmus Kutt (Tallinn, Estonia/Gustav Adolf Gymnazium) was also a double-winner for the Retrievers, turning in a time of 52.95 in the 100 backstroke and leading a sweep of the 200 back with a time of 1:53.98. Freshman Keilan Freeman (Calgary,Alberta, Canada/Argyll Centre) and Djukic followed in suit with times of 1:58.84 and 1:59.27 to complete the sweep.
Freshman Brad Reitz was the last double-winner for the Retrievers as he posted winning times in the 100 (51,49) and 200 (1:55.55) butterfly. Junior Scott Auchter (Wernersville, Pa./Wilson) and sophomore Matt Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) added the final individual victories for the Retrievers, in the 200 breast (2;15.90) and 200 IM (1:59.87).
The Retrievers will host Navy in their first home meet of the 2007-08 season on Saturday, Oct. 27 with the men's meet slated to begin at 12:00 p.m. and the women's meet at 2:30 p.m.