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MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING CAPTURES SIXTH STRAIGHT ECAC CROWN; SPERLING SETS ECAC RECORD TO PACE WOMEN
Pittsburgh, PA--Junior Brad Green won the 100 freestyle and anchored UMBC's winning 400 freestyle relay team as the Retriever men's swimming and diving team captured its sixth straight ECAC Championship. UMBC amassed 564 points, easily besting Seton Hall (419.50) and Marist (393) amongst the 30-team field. On the women's side junior Astrid Sperling set a meet record in winning the 200 backstroke to lead the women's team to a strong third place finish in the championships. New Hampshire overtook Boston College to win the meet with 389 points, followed by BC (366),with hard-charging UMBC totalling 358.50 for third. Green, who won the 50 freestyle on Friday, came back to take the 100 in a time of 45.36 on Sunday. He combined with Josh Farley, Jakub Sroczynski, and Ben Erb to take the meet's final relay in a time of 3:04.11. Sroczynski also posted a third place finish in the 200 backstroke (1:49.89) on the day, while freshman Geza Szabo placed second in the 200 butterfly (1:49.85). Sperling, who won the 100 backstroke on Saturday, posted an ECAC record and NCAA "B" cut time of 2:00.53 to take the 200 backstroke on Sunday. Sophomore Lindsey Prather finished second in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:18.72.