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UMBC Swimming and Diving Sets Three School Records, Crown Five Conference Champions on Day 3 of America East Championships
Junior Tina Cantwell set a new record in the 100 breaststroke and was part of the record-setting 400 medley relay on Saturday.
ORONO, MaineóThe UMBC menís swimming and diving team leads second-place
The Retrievers saw three new school records, four new Stanley M. Wallace pool records, and one new America East Championship record set on Saturday night in
Junior Tina Cantwell (
Cantwellís time was just three one-hundredths of a second shy of the NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:03.55 and bettered the previous UMBC record of 1:03.69, which was set by Lindsey Prather in 2001.
Cantwell then teamed with sophomore Tereza Kaplanova (
Their time bettered the previous school record of 3:49.49 which was set by Agnes Stanislawska, Cantwell, Surkovich, and Meghan Sackett at last yearís George Mason Patriot Invitational and the conference mark of 3:49.26, which was set by New Hampshire in 2006.
Surkovich also finished third in the 200 freestyle, turning in a time of 1:51.14, while freshman Sarah Ryan (
Kaplanova and freshman Rebecca Godwin (
The only other finalists on the womenís side were sophomore Lindsay Sherman (
On the menís side, junior Justin Bronson (
Bronsonís time eclipsed the previous UMBC record of 1:38.72, which was set by Evan Patrick in 2001 as well as the pool record of 1:38.85, which was set by Olympian Ian Crocker.
Bronson was the leader for a pack of Retrievers as junior Freddie Reitz (
Bronson then anchored the 400 medley relay team of sophomore Rasmus Kutt (
Kutt and Reitz were also individual winners previously in the nightís competition as Reitz claimed the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.79, while Kutt swam a time of 50.26 to set a new pool record and earn the gold medal.
Reitz also led a host of Retriever swimmers, as sophomore Matt Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Delran), junior Sven Schneider (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn German Gymnazium), Sterba, and sophomore Zach Vonder Haar placed third, fourth, fifth, and seventh in the event, respectively, with times of 50.75, 51.16, 51.41, and 51.57.
Auchter and Mattingly rounded out the top performances for the Retrievers in the pool as they placed third and fifth in the 100 breaststroke with times of 57.90 and 58.95, respectively.
The Retrievers conclude competition at the America East Championships on Sunday with preliminaries scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and the finals session at 5:30 p.m.