Swimming and Diving Falls to Navy Friday Afternoon

Senior Brad Reitz
Senior Brad Reitz

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, freshman Johan 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.