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UMBC Swimming and Diving Splits Final Home Meet with East Carolina on Senior/Alumni Day
Senior Scott Auchter added a win in the 100 breast against East Carolina on Senior/Alumni Day.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC swimming and diving teams split their final home meet of the 2007-08 season against East Carolina on Senior/Alumni Day, Saturday afternoon at the UMBC Natatorium. The Retriever men (5-1) bested the Pirates (5-2) by a score of 179-119, while the Retriever women (3-4) fell to the Pirates (7-0) by a score of 168-130.
Junior Justin Bronson (
Bronson captured his seventh straight victory in the 200 free with a time of 1:41.76 and is undefeated for the 2007-08 season in the event. He also won the 100 and 500 freestyles with times of 47.33 and 4:40.49, respectively, then led off the winning 400 free relay with sophomore Zach Vonder Haar (Gahanna, Ohio/Columbus Academy), junior Sven Schneider (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn German Gymnazium) and sophomore Matt Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) that swam a time of 3:10.21.
Freshman Brad Reitz (
Auchter added an individual victory during his last meet in the UMBC Natatorium as he swam a time of 59.61 to win the 100 breaststroke, while sophomore Rasmus Kutt (Tallinn, Estonia/Gustav Adolf Gymnazium) tallied a victory in the 100 backstroke in a time of 52.05 and remains undefeated in the 200 back as he added his eighth straight victory leading a Retriever sweep with a time of 1:53.82.
The only other winners on the men’s side were junior Freddie Reitz (
On the women’s side, junior Tina Cantwell (
Godwin picked up victories in both distance events as she turned in times of 5:07.83 and 10:21.85 in the 500 and 1000 freestyles, respectively.
The only other winner on the women’s side was junior Daniele Surkovich (
The Retrievers have finished competition at their home pool for the 2007-08 season and will travel to