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Three School Records Fall as Swimming and Diving Finishes Day 1 of America East Championships Thursday
Sophomore Kathryn Moorby
BOSTONóThe UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving team broke three school records as Retriever teams sit in second place after Day 1 of the 2010 America East Championships in Boston.
On the menís side,
The men's 800 free relay team of junior Brad Reitz (
In the final events of the evening, both 200 medley relay teams broke UMBC records. The womenís 200 medley relay team of sophomore Kathryn Moorby (Cape May, N.J./Lower Cape May Regional), seniors Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School) and Jennifer Esposito (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst/C.W. Post) and sophomore Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) finished in third in a UMBC record time of 1:44.53.
The menís 200 medley relay team of seniors Zach Vonder Haar (
In the 1-meter menís diving, freshman Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass/Chelmsford) finished fourth with 488.0, while fellow freshman Enrique Labourdeth (Rochester, Mi./Stoney Creek) placed eighth with 414.25 and junior Joe Cabahug (Germantown, Md./Poolesville) ninth. Labourdeth and Cabahug recorded season-best scores.
In the first event of the evening, the women's 800 free relay team of sophomore Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine), freshman Amy Fay (Haverhill, Mass/Haverhill) and seniors Lindsay Sherman (Bethany, Conn./Amity) and Sam Maccherola (Woolford, Md./South Carroll/Tennessee) placed third in 7:25.49, just 12 one-hundredths of a second over the school record.
The action continues tomorrow with the prelims at 10 a.m. and the finals at 6 p.m. Live Updates from the pool deck are available at the UMBC Dawg Blog at http://umbcdawgblog.wordpress.com.