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February 27, 2010 / umbcdawgblog

Day 3 – 2010 Swimming and Diving Championships – Live Updates and Pictures

Welcome to Day 3! 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

400 medley relays – 9:00 p.m.

In the women’s 400 medley relay, the team of sophomore Kathryn Moorby, senior Tina Cantwell, junior Sarah Ryan and senior Sam Maccherola broke the school record and finished second in a school-record time of 3:48.17. On the men’s side, the team of freshman Sandy Haibel, senior Matt Mattingly and juniors Brad Reitz and Eric Jones earned silver in 3:20.79.

In men’s 1-meter diving, freshman Andrew Eckhoff earned silver with 507.45 points, while fellow freshman Ernique Labourdeth finished seventh. Junior Joe Cabahug finished ninth.

We’ll be back tomorrow with the final day of action. Scores will be posted online at shortly.

Men’s 100 back  and scores update – 8:00 p.m.

Senior Zach Vonder Haar finished second by one, one-hundredth of a second in the men’s 100 back in a time of 50.00. Freshman Sandy Haibel placed fourth in 50.36. In addition, sophomores Jason Mattingly and Nour Saad touched in fifth and eighth in 50.55 and 51.95, respectively.

Scores thru the 100 back events:

Women: Boston U. 464, UMBC 431, UNH 366, Vermont 267, SBU 196.5, Binghamton 190.5, Maine 122

Men: UMBC 578.5, Boston U. 466.5, Binghamton 367, Stony Brook 280., Maine 116

Women’s 100 back – 7:50 p.m.

Sophomore Kathryn Moorby earned bronze in the women’s 100 back in a time of 57.42, a season-best time.

In the consolation final, sophomore Laura Tilman touched first in 58.72, while fellow sophomore Kelsey Fitzpatrick finished eighth in 1:00.68.

Men’s 100 breast – 7:42 p.m.

Senior Matt Mattingly and Boston University’s Kyle Ernst tied for the gold in a time of 55.70. Freshman Steve Gallagher earned bronze in 57.11, while sophomore John Mendenhall and junior Phillip Novotny finished fourth and seventh, respectively.

Women’s 100 breast – 7:30 p.m.

In the women’s 100 breast, junior Tina Cantwell earned bronze in 1:04.27, while fellow senior Tereza Kaplanova placed fifth in 1:05.25.

In the consolation final, junior Gaby Johnston finished sixth in 1:07.25.

Updated Scores – 7:25 p.m.

Thru the 200 free events

Women: Boston U. 405, UMBC 372, New Hampshire 309, Vermont 231, Binghamton 165.5, Stony Brook 144.5, Maine 100

Men: UMBC 460, Boston U. 396, Binghamton 333, SBU 209, Maine 100

Men’s 200 free – 7:20 p.m.

Junior Eric Jones earned gold in the men’s 200 free in a time of 1:41.28 and did not lead until the final turn. Sophomore Mark Garbowski placed seventh in 1:41.28.

In the consolation final, freshman Herol Marjak finished first in 1:41.28, junior Keilan Freeman placed second in 1:41.73 and sophomore Ben Wolbert placed sixth in 1:44.63.

Women’s 200 free – 7:10 p.m.

In the women’s 200 free, senior Sam Maccherola earned gold in an NCAA-provisional qualifying time of 1:48.63. Sophomore Abbey McKenney took home bronze in 1:50.42, while freshman Amy Fay finished eighth in 1:53.28.

In the consolation final, junior Sarah Ryan just a few minutes after earning bronze in the 100 fly, finished fourth in 1:54.01. Senior Lindsay Sherman placed eighth in 1:56.39.

Men’s 100 fly – 6:55 p.m.

Junior Brad Reitz touched second in the men’s 100 fly in 49.41, while freshman Sandy Haibel finished fourth in 49.85. Senior Zach Vonder Haar placed sixth in 50.73 and sophomore Ben Wolbert touched seventh in 50.76.

Women’s 100 fly – 6:45 p.m.

Junior Sarah Ryan finished third in the women’s 100 fly in a time of 55.67, just seven one-hundredths off the school record. Senior Jennifer Esposito placed fourth in 55.91, while fellow senior Lindsay Sherman touched seventh in 56.92.

In the consolation final, sophomore Kathryn Moorby finished eighth in 58.59.

Carson takes silver in 400 IM – 6:35 p.m.

Junior Mat Carson recorded the second-fastest time in school history in the men’s 400 IM, earning silver in a time of 3:57.42. Fellow junior Dan Weston-Dawkes finished fourth in 4:02.66 and sophomore John Mendenhall placed fifth in 4:03.90.

Mendenhall’s cap broke seconds before the race as he threw it on the deck while on the blocks. An amazing feat indeed.

Men’s 400 IM consolation final – 6:25 p.m.

Junior Keilan Freeman won the consolation final in 4:06.49, over 5 seconds faster than his prelim. Fellow junior Phillip Novotny finished fourth in 4:13.32.

Morrissette breaks 400 IM record – 6:20 p.m.

Freshman Tara Morrissette earned the bronze in the women’s 400 IM in a UMBC-record time of 4:25.20. Fellow freshman Jennifer Kotonias finished fifth in 4:27.92, while junior Rebecca Godwin placed seventh in 4:28.92.

Women’s 400 IM consolation final – 6:10 p.m.

Junior Julie Cantwell finished second in the consolation final of the women’s 400 IM in a season-best time of 4:31.17.

Welcome to Day 3 Finals – 5:55 p.m.

We’re ready for Day 3 finals at Boston University and both teams are ready. Junior Rebecca Godwin after the morning session stated, “We had a really good morning, we have to keep it up,” and sophomore Jason Mattingly stated about a half hour ago that the men’s team, “has to take advantage of the morning we had, we have to take control of the meet tonight.”

A request from one of our seniors – 2:15 p.m.

The Dawg Blog got a request from senior Sam Maccherola over the winter training trip to get an action shot of her swimming something other than freestyle, but due to a lot of factors, mainly the Blogger’s own fault, it hasn’t happened… until now. Here’s Sam doing the breaststroke. We’ll be back tonight.

Sam Maccherola's breaststroke

Men’s 100 back – 12:15 p.m.

Senior Zach Vonder Haar won his heat in 50.33 and will be seeded seeded in the finals tonight. He will be joined by sophomores Jason Mattingly (51.18) and Nour Saad (52.02) and freshman Sandy Haibel (50.90) in the final. We will see you tonight at 6 p.m. for the finals.

Women’s 100 back – 12:05 p.m.

Sophomore Kathryn Moorby won her heat in a time of 57.77 and will compete in the final. Fellow sophomores Laura Tilman and Kelsey Fitzpatrick will compete in the consolation final and both finished fourth in their heats in 58.98 and 1:00.65, respectively.

Mattingly Crushes 100 Breast Record 12:00 p.m.

Senior Matt Mattingly will be seeded first in the men’s 100 breast after breaking an America East Championship, Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center Pool and UMBC record time of 55.21. It is also an NCAA-provisional qualifying time. He will be joined in the final by sophomore John Mendenhall (57.79), freshman Steve Gallagher (57.98) and junior Philip Novotny (59.64).

Women’s 100 breast – 11:40 a.m.

Senior Tina Cantwell qualified for the finals after winning her heat in a time of 1:04.88. She will be joined in the final by senior Tereza Kaplanova (1:05.14). Junior Gaby Johnston (1:07.29) will compete in the consolation final.

Men’s 200 free – 11:25 a.m.

Junior Eric Jones won his heat in 1:39.07, while freshman Herol Marjak (1:42.30) finished fourth. Sophomore Mark Garbowski was second in his heat in 1:42.17 and junior Keilan Freeman was third in 1:42.95. Sophomore Ben Wolbert finished his heat in fourth in 1:42.76. Sophomore Tim Deklau won his heat in 1:43.63.

Jones and Garbowski qualify for the finals, with Jones being the top qualifier. Marjak, Freeman and Wolbert will compete in the consolation final.

Women’s 200 free – 11:20 a.m.

Senior Sam Maccherola will be the top qualifier in the 200 free after winning her heat in 1:50.27. Joining her in the final will be sophomore Abbey McKenney (1:51.05) and freshman Amy Fay (1:52.96). Senior Lindsay Sherman (1:54.78) and junior Sarah Ryan (1:54.96) will compete in the consolation final.

Men’s 100 fly – 11:00 a.m.

The Retrievers will have four members in the men’s 100 fly with junior Brad Reitz leading the four with a time of 49.83. Senior Zach Vonder Haar was right behind in 49.87, while sophomore Ben Wolbert and freshman Sandy Haibel will also compete in the final.

Women’s 100 fly – 10:55 a.m.

Seniors Jennifer Esposito and Lindsay Sherman and junior Sarah Ryan will all compete in the finals of the 100 fly, while sophomore Kathryn Moorby will compete in the consolation final.

Final 400 IM heat 10:45 a.m.

Sophomore John Mendenhall finished in third in 4:05.46. He will be seeded sixth in the finals tonight, while Carson and Weston-Dawkes will be seeded second and third, respectively.

Carson Sets Second-Best time in men’s 400 IM – 10:40 a.m.

Junior Mat Carson won his heat in a career-best time of 3:57.88, the second fastest time in UMBC history. Sophomore Andrew Reid finished fourth in4:08.90.

Weston-Dawkes wins first men’s 400 IM heat – 10:35 a.m.

Junior Dan Weston-Dawkes won the heat in 4:02.72, while freshman Mike McGee finished second in an exhibition 4:09.21. Juniors Phillip Novotny and Keilan Freeman finished third and fourth in 4:11.56 and 4:11.77, respectively.

Kotonias sets second-fastest 400 IM in UMBC history – 10:25 a.m.

Freshman Jennifer Kotonias set the second-fastest time in UMBC history in the women’s 400 IM in 4:27.43, finishing second in her heat. Junior Rebecca Godwin finished third in 4:29.42 and fellow junior Julie Cantwell placed fourth in a career-best 4:33.91. In the finals tonight, Kotonias will be seeded second and will be joined in the final by Godwin and Morrissette. Cantwell will compete in the consolation final.

Morrissette wins first UMBC heat of the day – 10:15 a.m.

Freshman Tara Morrissette won her 400 IM heat in a season-best time of 4:28.87, the third-fastest time in school history. A great way to start the day for the Retrievers.

Day 3 Prelims start in 10 mins – 9:50 a.m.

We’re ready to go with Day 3 Prelims. The order of events is 400 im, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast and the 100 back

Welcome to Day 3 – 8:40 a.m.

We’re live at the pool deck and the teams are beginning to warm up. Before we get started today, wanted to share some pictures from the first two days of meet.

The team on deck after the 50 free DQ

Team cheer before Day 2 Finals

Team cheer before Day 2 finals

Women's 800 Free Relay - Sam Maccherola, Abbey McKenney, Amy Fay, Lindsay Sherman

Women's 500 Free - Rebecca Godwin, Sam Maccherola, Jennifer Esposito

Women's 200 medley - Abbey McKenney, Kathryn Moorby, Tina Cantwell, Kate Chialastri

Women's 200 IM - Laura Tilman, Tereza Kaplanova, Tara Morrissette

Laura Tilman after the 200 IM

Tereza Kaplanova after the 200 IM

Tara Morrissette after the 200 IM

Steve Gallagher after the 50 free

Sam Maccherola after the 500 free

Sarah Ryan, Kathryn Moorby, Laura Tilman before Day 2 Finals

Enrique Labourdeth and Andrew Eckhoff after the men's 1-meter diving

Ashley Miller after the 50 free

Men's 200 IM - Brad Reitz, Matt Mattingly, Jason Mattingly, Zach Vonder Haar

Men's 200 IM - Herol Marjak, Brad Reitz, Matt Mattingly, Dan Weston-Dawkses

Mark Garbowski not cooperating with the cameraman

Mark Garbowski finally giving a smile

Jen Esposito after the 500 free

Jason Mattingly after the 50 free

Rebecca Godwin after the 500 free

Eric Jones after the 50 free, right before the 200 free relay

Dan Weston-Dawkes after the 200 IM

Mat Carson after the 500 free

Abbey McKenney after the 50 free

Brad Reitz and Dan Weston-Dawkes after the 200 IM. Dan - "I feel really short for this picture"

Men's 200 IM top 5 - Matt Mattingly, center, Brad Reitz, second from right, Dan Weston-Dawkes, far right

We’ll be back at 10 a.m. for the prelims starting with the 400 IM.


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