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UMBC Swimming and Diving Picked to Finish First in America East, Open Dual Meet Season at N.C. State Saturday
Head Coach Chad Cradock will lead the UMBC swimming and diving teams into their first competition of 2008-09 on Saturday.
The men were the unanimous decision (coaches were unable to vote for their own team) with four first place votes and 16 total points. Winning a close battle for second is the
On the womenís side, coaches are projecting a dog fight with the Boston University Terriers (32 points, two first-place votes) nipping at the heels of the defending Retrievers (35 points, four first place votes), trailing them by only three points in the poll.
The Retrievers opened their season last Saturday against Bucknell, in a non-scored meet. UMBC won 34 out of the 40 events, including a sweep of all the relays.