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RETRIEVER MEN AND WOMEN SWIM PAST HOWARD
Baltimore, MD—Both the UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams earned victories in a dual meet with Howard today at the UMBC Natatorium. The men won by a margin of 110-80, while the women captured first by a score of 95-62.
On the men’s side, UMBC won first place in all but one event. Sophomore Jakub Sroczynski and junior Josh Farley led the Retrievers, as each captured a first place spot in two events. Sroczynski led all swimmers in both the 100 and 1000 freestyle, while Farley placed first in both the 50 free and the 100 butterfly.
In women’s action, sophomore Lindsey Prather and junior Astrid Sperling led UMBC for the second day in a row, as both swimmers won two events apiece. Prather captured first in the 100 fly and 200 IM, while Sperling was victorious in both the 500 and 1000 free. In diving, Retriever freshman Sara Gifford placed first in 1-meter with a final score of 215.63, while teammate Peggy Preston led the way in 3-meter, with a score of 205.13.
Win the win, the UMBC women are now 2-1 on the season, and the men improved to 1-2.
Event Winners- Women & Men
200 Medley Relay- UMBC, 1:58.82; UMBC, 1:42.77
1000 Free- Astrid Sperling, 10:32.11; Jakub Sroczynski, 9:48.85
200 Free- Amanda Otis, 2:00.53; Brad Green, 1:46.86
50 Free- Elyse Gibson, 25.92; Josh Farley, 22.10
200 IM- Lindsey Prather, 2:15.45; Ron Park, 2:02.44
100 Fly- Lindsey Prather, 1:01.69; Josh Farley, 53.13
100 Free- Holly Wittsack, 54.87; Jakub Sroczynski, 48.69
100 Back- Amber Harris, 1:02.28
500 Free- Astrid Sperling, 5:11.32; David Landgren, 5:02.76
100 Breast- Katrin Harrsen, 1:14.25; Jay Soulliere, 1:01.98
200 Free Relay- UMBC, 1:45.38; UMBC, 1:29.54
1-meter diving- Sara Gifford, 215.63; Jon Gdowik, 261.06
3-meter diving- Peggy Preston, 205.13; Jon Gdowik, 246.36