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UMBC Swimming and Diving Opens America East Championships Thursday in Boston
Head Coach Chad Cradock and the Retrievers look to defend their titles in Boston this weekend.
BALTIMOREóThe UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving team travel to Boston this weekend to compete at the America East Championships, hosted by Boston University, starting Thursday. The men have won five straight America East Crowns and 11 consecutive conference titles, while the women have won two straight titles.
Senior Justin Bronson (
Youth has also been a big part of the Retriever success, with sophomores Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) and Brad Reitz (
On the womenís side, junior Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium J.G. Jankovskeho) holds the UMBC top times in four events, including the 100 back, both breast events and the 200 IM. Fellow junior Lindsay Sherman (
Senior Daniele Surkovich (Ellicott City, Md./Wilde Lake) has been one of the most decorated swimmers in Retriever history, and will look to finish strong, after posting the top time in the 500 free. Junior transfer Sam Maccherola (Woolford, Md./South Carroll/Tennessee) has made a big impact in her first season in
The action gets started Thursday at 5 p.m. with 1-meter menís diving, the 800 free relays and the 200 medley relays.