Swimming and Diving Takes Control of Patriot Invitational on Day Two, Breaks Three School Records
FAIRFAX, Va.--The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are in first place going into the final day of the Patriot Invitational after a big Saturday that included three school records and five gold medals.
The women’s 200-yard medley relay team of juniorKathryn Moorby, freshman Talor Tadena, seniorSarah Ryan and junior Ashley Miller broke the UMBC record and finished third in a time of 1:44.15.
Ryan won gold in the women’s 100 fly in a UMBC-record time of 55.15, while junior Pink Kinanti placed fifth in 57.69. In the consolation final, senior Gaby Johnston finished in a time of 56.95, the ninth-fastest time in UMBC history.
Senior Eric Jones earned gold in the men’s 200 free in a time of 1:40.06, while fellow seniorKeilan Freeman took home bronze in 1:41.39. Three other men scored in the top-8, including sophomore transfer Pierre De Waal, sophomore Mike McGee and junior Tim Deklau.
Sophomore Tara Morrissette broke her own UMBC record in the women’s 400 IM, touching second in 4:25.05. Fellow sophomore Jennifer Kotonias and senior Rebecca Godwinplaced third and fourth in 4:28.35 and 4:28.79, respectively. Godwin’s time was the fifth-fastest time in school history. In the consolation final, freshman Patty Hallberg finished in a time of 4:30.47, the ninth-fastest time in UMBC history.
Freshman Johan Rohtla won gold and broke the Patriot Invitational record in a time of 49.96, the fourth-fastest time in UMBC history. Junior Nour Saad earned bronze in 51.44, while junior Ben Wolbert placed sixth in 52.97.
In the men’s 200 medley relay, the team of freshman Johan Rohtla, junior John Mendenhall, senior Brad Reitz and sophomore Steve Gallagher placed third in 1:33.87.
Reitz earned silver in the men’s 100 fly in a time of 50.26, while Wolbert and sophomoreSandy Haibel finished fifth and eighth in 51.31 and 51.57, respectively.
Junior Abbey McKenney, sophomore Amy Fay and Miller touched second, third, fourth in the women’s 200 free in 1:51.95, 1:52.97, 1:53.80, respectively. Freshman Sarah Delvauxfinished seventh in 1:55.00.
In the men’s 100 breast, Gallagher earned bronze in 58.02, while Mendenhall and senior Dan Weston-Dawkes finished fourth and seventh in 58.19 and 58.83, respectively.
Senior Mat Carson placed fourth in the men’s 400 IM in 4:08.10, while sophomore Rico Bado finished fifth in 4:08.25 and Weston-Dawkes was eighth in 4:13.28.
In the women’s 100 breast, freshman Talor Tadena finished fifth in a time of 1:06.90, the 10th-fastest time in school history.
Three Retriever women earned all-time top-10 times, including Moorby, sophomore Elise Blaschke and freshman Klara Pavelkova. Moorby finished in 57.21, the third-fastest, while Blaschke and Pavelkova touched in 57.65 and 58.50, the fourth- and 10th-fastest times.
In the women’s 1-meter dive, senior Amanda Shinholser placed fourth with a score of 188.85, while in the men’s 1-meter dive, sophomore Andrew Eckhoff also scored fourth with a 222.85.
In the final events of the day, the women’s 800 free relay team of Miller, Fay, junior Ashley Sippel and McKenney earned gold in 7:32.97, while the men’s 800 free relay team of Reitz, De Waal, Freeman and Jones also touched first in 6:48.53.
Women - Team Scores
1 UMBC SWIMMING & DIVING 642
2 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA W 585
3 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 439
4 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY 320
5 SETON HALL UNIVERSITY 248
6 SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PA 196
7 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 164
8 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 152
9 HOWARD UNIVERSITY 29
Men - Team Scores
1 UMBC SWIMMING & DIVING 793.5
2 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 413
3 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA W 403
4 SETON HALL UNIVERSITY 314
5 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY 262
6 SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PA 260
7 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 188
8 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 136.5
9 HOWARD UNIVERSITY 16