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SWIMMING & DIVING SQUADS SWEEP TOWSON
Towson, Md. - UMBC junior ASTRID SPERLING won two individual events to lead the Retrievers' women's swimming & diving squad (3-2) to a 130-107 non-conference victory over Towson (3-4) on Saturday afternoon at Burdick Pool. Junior BRAD GREEN finished in first place in two individual events to lead the Retriever men (3-2) to a 131-105 non-conference victory over the Tigers (6-1) on Saturday afternoon at Burdick Pool.
The loss snaps the Tiger men's season-opening six meet win streak.
Green finished in first place in the 50-free with a time of :21.57, while winning the 100-free in :47.39. He also swam in the Retrievers' 400-medley relay team, which finished in first place with a time fo 3:32.04.
Junior JON GDOWIK finished in first place in both the one-meter diving event and the three-meter diving event with scores of 185.04 and 276.30, respectively.
Sperling led the women by finishing first in the 200-individual medley (2:08.86) and the 200-back (2:04.32) events. She was also part of UMBC's 400-medley relay team, which finished first with a time of 4:03.59.
Sophomore diver PEGGY PRESTON took first place in both diving events, winning the one-meter event with 206.40 points and the three-meter diving event with 206.475 points.
Junior ALLISON PAUL led the Tigers with a pair of wins in the 1000-free (10:37.11) and the 500-free (5:12.22). Sophomore JEN IRBY also won two events, finishing first in the 50-free with a time of :24.33 and the 100-free (:53.82).
The Retrievers never trailed in the meet after jumping out to a 15-2 lead following the 400-medley relay event.
UMBC First Place finishers:
400 Medley Relay: Lindsey Prather, Astrid Sperling, Andrea Schaefer, Elyse Gibson (4:03.59); Jakub Sroczynski, Karl Strauss, Geza Szabo, Brad Green (3:32.04)
400 Free Relay: Jamie Todes, Ron Park, Carlos Canepa, Josh Farley (3:13.35)
1000 Free: Carlos Canepa (9:45.31)
200 Free: Katrin Harrsen (1:58.22)
50 Free: Brad Green (0:21.57)
200 IM: Astrid Sperling (2:08.86)
1-m diving: Peggy Preston (206.40); Jon Gdowik (185.04)
100 Free: Brad Green (0:42.39)
500 Free: Jamie Todes (4:40.42)
200 Fly: Holly Wittsack (2:07.85)
200 Back: Astrid Sperling (2:04.32)
3-m diving: Peggy Preston (206.475); Jon Gdowik (276.30)
200 Breast: Lindsey Prather (2:23.99)