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WOMEN'S SWIMMING OPENS WITH WIN OVER AMERICAN, 126-102; MEN EDGED, 124-112
UMBC's Amanda Otis and Linsday Prather won two events each to lead the UMBC women's swimming and diving teams to a 126-102 victory over American University in Washington, DC. The men's team fell to the Eagles, 124-112. Otis captured the 1000 freestyle in a time of 10:45.66 and later won the 500 free, just edging teammate Katrin Harrsen in a time of 5:13.13. Prather took the 200 IM (2:11.83) and the 200 breastroke (2:24.18) events for UMBC. Single winners included Elyse Gibson in the 50 freestyle (25.44), Holly Wittsack in the 200 butterfly (2:07.22) and Astrid Sperling in the 200 backstroke (2:05.02). The team also won both the 400 freestyle relay and the 400 medley relay. On the men's side, Brad Green won the 50 freestyle (21.73) and Geza Szabo captured the 200 butterfly (1:53.47). Green also took a second place finish in the 100 freestyle (48.03) and the 400 freestyle relay squad won its event in a time of 3:16.02.