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RETRIEVER SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAMS SWEEP JOHNS HOPKINS
Baltimore, MD-The UMBC swimming and diving squads defeated Johns Hopkins in a dual meet on Friday at the UMBC Natatorium, with the Retriever women winning 140-75, and the men, 130.5-97.5. With the victories, the women improved to 9-3, and the men to 7-3 on the season. The Hopkins women and men fell to 4-7, and 5-6, respectively.
For the first half of the meet, the Hopkins men closely contested UMBC, beginning with the first event, as each school’s 400 medley relay team finished in first place with a time of 3:29.54. The Retrievers would pull away, however, behind the efforts of juniors Jakub Sroczynski and Brad Green, and senior captain Karl Strauss. Each of the three swimmers captured first place in two events, with Sroczynski winning the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke, Green winning the 50 and 100 freestyle, and Strauss topping the 200 individual medley and 200 breaststroke.
On the women’s side, UMBC landed first place in 11 of 13 events. Leading the way were junior Astrid Sperling, who won the 200 individual medley and 200 backstroke, and sophomore diver Peggy Preston (1-m and 3-m). Other winners included senior captain Megan Schaeffer (200 free), juniors Amanda Otis (500 free) and Jessica Prosen (1000 free), and sophomores Lindsay Prather (200 breast) and Holly Wittsack (200 fly).
Johns Hopkins was led by senior Scott Armstrong, who won the 1000 and 500 freestyle events, and freshman Abiona Redwood, who placed first in both the 50 and 100 freestyle.