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Swimming and Diving Seizes Control in Day 2 of Patriot Invitational Saturday
FAIRFAX, Va.óThe UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving teams took control during Day 2 of the Patriot Invitational in Fairfax, Va. with both teams finishing the day in first place. The men have 644.5 points, a lead of 115.5 over UNCW, while the women have 688 points and a lead of 103 over UNCW.
In the menís 200 free, UMBC went 1-2 with junior Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) winning the gold in 1:41.12 and freshman Herol Marjak (Harjumaa, Estonia/Tallinn Sec Science School) the silver in 1:42.34.
In the 100 breast on the womenís side, the Retrievers 1-3-4, with senior Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School) touching first in 1:04.43, fellow senior Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium J.G. Jankovskeho) claiming the bronze and junior Gaby Johnston (Windsor, Conn./Loomis Chaffee School) earning fourth.
On the menís side, senior Matt Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) earned the silver in the 100 breast in a UMBC season-best time of 57.1 just moments after earning fourth in the 100 fly in 50.94. Sophomore Ben Wolbert (Finksburg, Md./
In the womenís 100 fly senior Jennifer Esposito (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst/C.W. Post) claimed silver in 56.82, while senior Lindsay Sherman (
In the 400 IM, junior Rebecca Godwin (
Kaplanova claimed bronze in the 100 back in 58.22, the fifth fastest time in UMBC history, while sophomore Kelsey Fitzpatrick (Delran, N.J./Delran) finished sixth in 59.08, the ninth fastest time in school history. Freshman Sandy Haibel (
In the menís 3-meter diving, freshman Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass/Chelmsford) placed fifth in the finals with a life-time best score of 273.70.
In the 200 medley relay, the team of Haibel, Matt Mattingly, senior Zach Vonder Haar (
In the 800 free relay, the womenís ďAĒ team of Fay, Esposito, sophomore Ashley Sippel (Rockville, Md./Thomas Wootton) and Maccherola claimed second in 7:32.53, while the ďBĒ team of Godwin, junior Danielle Cruz (Catonsville, Md./Western Tech), freshman Tara Morrissette (Somersworth, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas) and Ryan earned bronze in 7:42.55.
In the menís 800 free relay, the ďAĒ team of Marjak, Wolbert, junior Keilan Freeman (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Argyll Centre) and Jones finished second in a time of 6:54.27, while the ďBĒ team of sophomores Mark Garbowski (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) Tim Deklau (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) and Evan Danz (Woodstock, Md./Loyola Blakefield) and freshman Alex Moothart (Hopkinton, Mass/Hopkinton) touched third in 7:00.46.
The final day of competition is Sunday with the prelim session at 9 a.m. and the finals session starting at 5 p.m.