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February 25, 2010 / umbcdawgblog

Day 1 – 2010 AEC Swimming and Diving Championships – Live Updates

The UMBC Dawg Blog is proud to present live updates from the America East Swimming and Diving Championships for the second year in a row this weekend from Boston. We’ll be providing results and a little insight from Boston University all weekend long. If you would like to recieve any blog updates via email, please email tfenster@umbc.edu.

Women’s 200 medley relay sets another school record – 7:40 p.m.

The women’s 200 medley relay team of sophomore Kathryn Moorby, seniors Tina Cantwell and Jennifer Esposito and sophomore Abbey McKenney finished in third in a UMBC record time of 1:44.53. In the final event of the evening, the men’s 200 medley relay team of seniors Zach Vonder Haar and Matt Mattingly, junior Brad Reitz and sophomore Jason Mattingly broke the school record and earned silver in 1:29.89. Women sit in a tie for 2nd with 64 points with Boston University. New Hampshire leads with 80 points. On the men’s side, Boston leads the meet with 122, with the Retrievers close behind in second with 111. We’ll see you tomorrow for prelims at 10 a.m.

Men’s 800 free relay – 6:25 p.m.

The men’s 800 free relay team of junior Brad Reitz, freshman Herol Marjak and juniors Keilan Freeman and Eric Jones finished first in a school and Boston University Fitness and Recreation Pool record 6:37.08. What a great first race for both the men and the women. Up now is the 1-meter diving finals.

Women’s 800 free relay – 6:15 p.m.

The women’s 800 free relay team of sophomore Abbey McKenney, freshman Amy Fay and seniors Lindsay Sherman and Sam Maccherola placed third in 7:25.49, just 12 one-hundredths of a second over the school record.

Diving Prelims – 5:50 p.m.

Joe Cabahug finished ninth in the 1-meter diving prelims, scoring 30 points higher than his previous career best. Quique Labourdeth and Andrew Eckhoff qualified for the finals, with Eckhoff seeded second.

Live from Boston University – 5:20 p.m.

Diving Prelims for the men’s 1-meter have begun as we are live from the pool deck. Tonight in the swimming pool, we’ll have the 800 free relay and the 200 medley relay. Sandwiched between them will be the men’s 1-meter diving finals. We’ll be back when we get closer to the 6 p.m. finals’ start.

Day 1 finals action starts at 6 p.m. Hopefully there won’t be any flight delays getting up there and we’ll talk to you when we get to Boston.

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