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Bronson, Cantwell, Sherman, Reitz Claim Top Seeds Through on Day 4 Prelims
Senior Adam Eiben is the eighth seed for the 100 freestyle tonight.
ORONO, Maine--Juniors Justin Bronson (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada/Msgr. Paul Dwyer) and Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School), sophomore Lindsay Sherman (Bethany, Conn./Amity) and freshman Brad Reitz (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) are the top seeds in the 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 and women's and men's 200 butterfly, respectively, on day four of competition at the America East Championships in Orono, Maine.
UMBC swimming and diving has seen competition in eight events so far today, the men's and women's 200 backstroke, men's and women's 100 freestyle, and men's and women's 200 breaststroke, and men's and women's 200 butterfly
Bronson's time of 46.27 leads the field in the 100 free, while senior Adam Eiben (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) ranks eighth after turning in a time of 47.34.
Cantwell swam a time of 2:19.12 in the 200 breast for the fastest morning swim and sophomore Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/J.G. Jarkovskeho) and freshman Gaby Johnston (Windsor, Conn./Loomis Chaffee) will join Cantwell in the final after turning in times of 2:22.51 and 2:26.98 for third and seventh seeds, respectively.
Sherman leads the Retrievers and the meet with a time of 2:05.33, while freshman Sarah Ryan (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside) and sophomore Kate Chialastri (Flourtown, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) are currently sixth and eighth after recording times of 2:08.52 and 2:09.52, respectively.
In the men's 200 fly, Reitz swam a time of 1:52.20 to lead the field, while fellow Retrievers junior P.J. Sterba (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and freshman Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) round out a clean sweep of the event with the second and third seeds with times of 1:53.57 and 1:54.79.
Senior Rachel Lesslie (Kingston, Ontario, Canada/Holy Cross) and freshman Julie Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson) will swim in the finals heat of the 200 backstroke after recording times of 2:10.05 and 2:10.65, for fourth and seventh seeds, while junior Milos Djukic (Novi Sad, Serbia/Svetozar Markovic), sophomore Rasmus Kutt (Tallinn, Estonia/Gustav Adolf Gymnazium), senior Eric Skrabacz (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown), and freshman Keilan Freeman (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Argyll Centre) will swim in the men's finals heat of the event.
The Retriever pack of backstrokers will enter the evening as the third, fourth, sixth, and eighth seeds with times of 1:52.95, 1:53.18, 1:53.35, and 1:54.94, respectively.
In the women's 100 freestyle, senior Lindsey Engler (Salisbury, Md./James M. Bennett) leads the Retrievers as a third seed after turning in a time of 51.92, while junior Daniele Surkovich (Ellicott City, Md./Wilde Lake) and freshman Erin Wohlers (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Charles W. Baker) are ranked fourth and eighth with times of 52.54 and 53.90.
The only other Retriever finalist so far this morning is senior Scott Auchter (Wernersville, Pa./Wilson) who swam a time of 2:09.09 in the 200 breaststroke for a sixth seed.
Results from the men's and women's 1650 freestyle will be posted as soon as they become available. Tonight's finals session is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.