Swimming and Diving Falls to Navy Friday Afternoon
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell to Navy Friday afternoon, with the Navy men winning 158-131, while the women won 161-131. Both Retrievers fall to 1-1 on the season.
Sophomore Jennifer Kotonias (Burtonsville, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) won her two individual events, the women’s 200-meter butterfly in 2:17.33 and the 200-meter individual medley in a time of 2:21.82. On the men’s side, freshmanJohan Rohtla (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn Secondary Science) earned two golds, sweeping the 100- and 200-meter backstroke events in 57.44 and 2:04.31, respectively.
Other individual winners on the night were senior Brad Reitz (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) winning the men’s 100-meter butterfly in 55.68 and sophomore Abbey McKenney(Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) taking the women’s 100-meter freestyle in 59.19.
In the final women’s race of the meet, the 400-meter freestyle relay of junior Ashley Miller(New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach), freshman Erika Ronning (Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township), junior Ashley Sippel (Rockville, Md./Thomas Wootton) and McKenney finished first in a time of 3:55.08.
The Retrievers return to action Oct. 30 for a dual meet against America East rival Boston University at 1 p.m.