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Swimming and Diving Wins 30 Events in Season-Opening Meet Against Bucknell
Sophomore Jennifer Kotonias
BALTIMOREóThe UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving team opened its 2010-11 season with a non-scored meet against Bucknell, winning 30 out of the 44 events at the UMBC Natatorium Friday evening.
Sophomore Jennifer Kotonias (Burtonsville, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) swept the three womenís individual medleys, including the 400 in a time of 4:27.40, the third-fastest time in UMBC history. Senior Sarah Ryan (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside) won the three womenís butterfly events, while fellow senior Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) took the menís 50, 100 and 200 freestyles.
Other multiple winners included freshman Johan Rohtla (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn Secondary Science), who won the menís 100 and 200 back, freshman Talor Tadena (Orangevale, Calif./Bella Vista), who won the womenís 50 and 100 breaststroke, sophomore transfer Pierre De Waal (Pretoria, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State), who claimed the menís 100 and 200 fly, and sophomore Steve Gallagher (Sinking Spring, Pa/Wilson), who won the menís 50 and 100 breaststroke. Rohtlaís 200 back time of 1:51.55 is the eighth-fastest time in UMBC history.
On the diving boards, sophomore Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass/Chelmsford) swept the menís 1- meter and 3-meter with scores of 238.95 and 270.37, respectively, while senior Amanda Shinholser (Burtonsville, Md./Springbrook) won the 3-meter with a score of 234.67.
The Retrievers swept the four relays, with the womenís 200 medley relay of junior Kathryn Moorby (Cape May, N.J./Lower Cape May Regional), seniors Gaby Johnston (Windsor, Conn./Loomis Chaffee School) and Ryan and junior Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) winning a time of 1:48.11, just a second over the pool record.
The Retrievers return to action Saturday, Oct. 16 to face Rider at 2 p.m.