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Engler Sets New 50 Free Record, Women Set 200 Free Record; UMBC Men's Swimming and Diving First After Two Days
Junior Justin Bronson was second in the 500 free on Friday night.
Engler swam a time of 23.56 in the 50 to break junior teammate Daniele Surkovichís (
The senior then teamed with senior Carly Fitzpatrick (Delran, N.J./Delran), freshman Erin Wohlers (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside), and Surkovich to set a new school record in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:36.18 on the way to a second gold medal for the night.
The relay team broke the previous record of 1:36.22 which was set by Fitzpatrick, sophomore Tereza Kaplanova (
Surkovich also claimed an individual gold medal of her own as she set a new America East Championship record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:53.33.
Surkovichís time eclipsed former Retriever Meghan Sackettís record of 4:54.13 set at the 2006 championship meet as she claimed gold in the event, while freshman Rebecca Godwin (Catonsville, Md./Notre Dame Prep) finished seventh with a time of 5:04.11.
Kaplanova was the runner-up in the 200 individual medley as she turned in a time of 2:05.94 to take the silver medal, while freshman Julie Cantwell (
The only other top competitor on the womenís side was freshman Crystal Gall (
On the menís side, sophomore Matt Mattingly (
Mattingly finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 1:51.63, while freshmen Brad Reitz (
Senior Adam Eiben (
Mattingly also led-off the 200 freestyle relay along with juniors Milos Djukic (Novi Sad, Serbia/Svetozar Markovic) and Sven Schneider (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn German Gymnazium), and sophomore Zach Vonder Haar (Gahanna, Ohio/Columbus Academy) to take silver in 1:24.26.
Djukic and Vonder Haar finished in third and fourth places in the 50 free with times of 21.24 and 21.38, while sophomore Fred Deal (
The only other top finishers on the menís side included juniors Justin Bronson (
Competition at the America East Championships will resume on Saturday with preliminaries scheduled for 10:00 a.m. and a finals session at 6:00 p.m.