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February 26, 2010 / umbcdawgblog

Day 2 – 2010 AEC Swimming and Diving Championships – Live Updates

Welcome to Day 2! 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

200 free relays – 8:35 p.m.

The women’s 200 free relay of senior Sam Maccherola, sophomore Ashley Miller, junior Erin Wohlers and sophomore Abbey McKenney earned silver in 1:34.72, a UMBC record. The men’s relay of senior Zach Vonder Haar, sophomore Jason Mattingly, freshman Steve Gallagher and junior Eric Jones also earned silver in a school record time of 1:21.71. That completes the action tonight, we’ll see you tomorrow at 10 a.m. for prelims.

50 free final… for real this time – 7:50 p.m.

In the men’s 50 free final, freshman Steve Gallagher earned bronze in 21.00, while sophomore Jason Mattingly touched fourth in 21.05 and junior Eric Jones placed fifth in 21.12.

Scores – 7:32 p.m.

Women: Boston University 195, UMBC 192, UNH 181, Vermont 105, SBU 82.5, Binghamton 73.5, Maine 64

Men: UMBC 206, Boston University 200, Binghamton 194, SBU 101, Maine 36

Men’s 50 free final – 7:25 p.m.

There was a disqualification on the start, so the 50 free will now start at 7:45 to allow the competitors to properly rest.

Women’s 50 free final and men’s 50 free consolation final – 7:15 p.m.

Sophomore Abbey McKenney finished the women’s 50 free fourth in a UMBC record time of 23.46. Fellow sophomore Ashley Miller finished eighth in 24.06.

In the men’s 50 free consolation final, sophomore Nour Saad finished second in 21.66.

Women’s 50 free consolation final 7:12 p.m.

Junior Erin Wohlers finished in seventh in 24.66.

Men’s 200 IM final – 7:10 p.m.

Senior Matt Mattingly won the men’s 200 IM in a NCAA-provisional qualifying mark of 1:48.69. Junior Brad Reitz earned bronze in 1:50.16, while fellow junior Dan Weston-Dawkes and freshman Herol Marjak finished fifth and eighth, respectively.

Women’s 200 IM final – 6:50 p.m.

Freshman Tara Morrissette earned bronze in the women’s 200 IM in a time of 2:05.75, while senior Tereza Kaplanova finished fourth in 2:06.60.

Women’s 200 IM consolation final – 6:45 p.m.

Freshman Jennifer Kotonias finished fourth in 2:08.63, 22 one-hundredths faster than prelims, while junior Julie Cantwell finished eighth in 2:09.13.

Men’s 500 free final 6:40 p.m.

In the men’s 500 free final, sophomore Mark Garbowski finished sixth in 4:36.58, while junior Mat Carson finished seventh in 4:38.42.

Men’s 500 free consolation final – 6:30 p.m.

Freshman Alex Moothart won the consolation final with a season-best time of 4:38.68. The final is up next with junior Mat Carson and sophomore Mark Garbowski.

Women’s 500 free final – 6:20 p.m.

Senior Sam Maccherola earned silver in a time of 4:54.66, while junior Rebecca Godwin came from behind to finish third in 4:56.44. Senior Jennifer Esposito placed sixth in 4:57.51.

Women’s 500 free consolation final – 6:10 p.m.

Freshman Amy Fay beat her prelim time by over a second and finished fourth in 5:01.59.  The final is up next with three Retrievers.

Welcome to Day 2 finals – 5:35 p.m.

We’re back at Boston University’s Fitness and Recreation Center for Day 2 finals. First up will be the 500 free finals, followed by the 200 IM and the 50 free. We’ll then have women’s 3-meter diving, and the last event of the evening will be the 200 free relay. We’ll be back with the women’s 500 free finals!

Men’s 50 free – 11:55 a.m.

Junior Eric Jones will be seeded third in the finals tonight with a season-best time of 2.63. He will be joined by sophomore Jason Mattingly (20.83) and freshman Steve Gallagher (21.10). Sophomore Nour Saad (21.56) will compete in the consolation final. That concludes the action for the preliminary session. We’ll be back with more tonight!

Women’s 50 free – 11:45 a.m.

Sophomore Abbey McKenney () finished second in her 50 free heat in 23.66. Fellow sophomore Ashley Miller (24.03) will join her in the final. Junior Erin Wohlers, who set a season-best time of 24.54, will compete in the consolation final. Junior Danielle Cruz won her exhibition heat in a time of 24.35. Senior Kate Chialastri swam the 50 free using the butterfly in 27.34.

Men’s 200 IM – 11:35 a.m.

Junior Brad Reitz placed first in his heat in a season-best time of 1:51.17. Senior Matt Mattingly won his heat in 1:51.78, with freshman Herol Marjak finishing second 1:53.21. Junior Dan Weston-Dawkes finished second in the final heat in a season-best time of 1:52. 58. All four will compete in the finals tonight. Junior Kregg Deery won his exhibition heat in 1:56.45, a season-best time. The next event is the 50 free so we’ll try and update after the women’s depending on how fast they run the heats.

Women’s 200 IM – 11:25 a.m.

Freshman Tara Morrissette won her heat in a time of 2:06.07, while senior Tereza Kaplanova won her heat in 2:07.87. Both will compete in the finals along with sophomore Laura Tilman who finished in 2:07.87. Junior Julie Cantwell and freshman Jennifer Kotonias will compete in the consolation finals. Senior Tina Cantwell (2:10.71) and junior Gaby Johnston (2:10.56) each recorded season-best times.

500 Free Final Heat – 11:05 a.m.

Sophomore Mark Garbowski qualified for the final with a time of 4:41.12. Mat Carson will be seeded fourth in the final, while Alex Moothart will compete in the consolation final. Sophomore Tim Deklau finished fourth in the final heat in 4:41.17. Next up is the women’s 200 IM.

Carson, Moothart Take 1-2 in next 500 heat – 10:55a.m.

Junior Mat Carson touched first in his 500 free heat in a season-best time of 4:38.97, while freshman Alex Moothart finished second in 4:41.16.

McGee wins first men’s 500 free heat – 10:50 a.m.

Freshman Mike McGee finished first in his 500 free heat in a season-best time of 4:39.82, while sophomore Andrew Reid finished second in 4:45.56.

Maccherola Seeded Second in Women’s 500 Free – 10:40 a.m.

Senior Sam Maccherola will be seeded second in the women’s 500 free after winning her heat in a time of 4:53.44. She will be joined in the final by senior Jennifer Esposito (5:00.84) and junior Rebecca Godwin (4:57.10). Freshman Amy Fay, finished fourth in her heat in 5:02.67 and will be in the consolation final. The men’s 500 free is next.

Retrievers Dominate first 500 heat of day – 10:10 a.m.

Sophomore Ashley Sippel won the first heat of the day in the 500 free by over 10 seconds in a career-best time of 5:05.53. Fellow sophomore Pink Kinanti placed second in a season-best time of 5:15.90.

Competition Pool has been emptied – 9:55 a.m.

Swimmers have left the competition pool and we are getting ready for the first prelim session of the weekend. This morning, we have the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free prelims. Teams are starting their final cheers, we’ll be back with the first 500 results.

Teams are warming up – 9:00 a.m.

Everyone is warming up as we are live from the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center pool deck. The prelims start at 10 a.m. and we’ll have updates on every UMBC swimmer during the session. Stay tuned for an exciting day.


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