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Kutt Sets New 200 Back Record; Cantwell Swims NCAA B-Cut as UMBC Swimming and Diving Competes in Final Day of Patriot Invite
Sophomore Rasmus Kutt set a new 200 back record with a time of 1:49.12.
Junior Tina Cantwell swam an NCAA B-Cut of 2:18.20 on the final day of the Patriot Invite.
FAIRFAX, Va.óThe UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving teams finished competition at the 2007 George Mason Patriot Invitational on Sunday in Fairfax, Va. as the men claimed their second-straight team title, and the womenís team finished as the runner-up. The men amassed a total of 1,305 points for the three-day meet, more than 200 points more than their 2006 total, while the women totaled 804.5 points, just 10.5 points behind first-place host George Mason.
Sophomore Rasmus Kutt (Tallinn, Estonia/Gustav Adolf Gymnasium) highlighted the nightís performances, setting a new UMBC school record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:49.12, breaking the previous record of 1:49.29 set by Mehdi Addadi in 1999, while junior Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School) earned her third victory of the weekend as she turned in an NCAA consideration time of 2:18.20 in the 200 breaststroke.
Freshman Mat Carson (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Silverthorn Collegiate Institute), junior Milos Djukic (Novi Sad, Serbia/Svetozar Markovic), freshman Keilan Freeman (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Argyll Centre) and senior Eric Skrabacz (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown) also finaled in the 200 back turning in times of 1:51.66, 1:54.08, 1:54.09, and 1:54.69 to finish third, sixth, seventh, and eighth, respectively, while sophomore Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/J.G. Jankovskeho) finished second to Cantwell in the 200 breast with a time of 2:20.74. Kaplanova also teamed with junior Daniele Surkovich (Ellicott City, Md./Wilde Lake), freshman Erin Wohlers (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Charles W. Baker), and senior Lindsey Engler (
Surkovich and Engler also finaled in the 100 free, finishing third and fifth with times of 51.92 and 52.70, respectively, while the B relay team of freshman Sarah Ryan (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside), junior Joy Wilde (Greenlawn, N.Y./Harborsfield), senior Carly Fitzpatrick (Delran, N.J./Delran), and Lindsay Sherman (
The only other finalists for the Retrievers included freshman Crystal Gall (
On the menís side, freshman Brad Reitz (
Sophomore Matt Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) led the Retrievers in the 100 free, taking third place in 46.86, while junior Sven Schneider (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn German Gymnasium/LSU), sophomore Fred Deal (Richboro, Pa./Father Judge/Council Rock South), junior Justin Bronson (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada/Msgr. Paul Dwyer), and Jones finished fourth, fifth, seventh, and eighth with times of 46.95, 46.96, 47.29, and 47.43, respectively.
Mattingly, Deal, Schneider, and Bronson also teamed to take gold in the 400 free relay, as they turned in a time of 3:06.16, while the B team of Reitz, sophomore Zach Vonder Haar (Gahanna, Ohio/Columbus Academy), Freeman, and Jones finished second with a time of 3:08.21.
The only other finalists for the Retrievers were senior Scott Auchter and freshman Phil Novotny who finished third and sixth in the 200 breast with times of 2:09.71 and 2:13.14, and freshmen Seth McNew (Lakewood, Colo./Lakewood) and Mike Morabito (Owego, N.Y./Owego Free Academy) who finished seventh and eighth in the 1-meter diving with scores of 220.20 and 207.95.
The Retrievers are finished with competition for 2007 and will resume dual meet competition in the New Year, as they take on the Terrapins from