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February 28, 2010 / umbcdawgblog

Day 4 – 2010 America East Swimming and Diving Championships – Live Updates

Welcome to Day 4! 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.

Awards and Goodbye – 10:30 p.m.

Well I tried to update the blog before getting throw in, but to no avail. Freshman Tara Morrissette was named the Women’s Most Outstanding Rookie and the coaching staff was named the Co-Men’s Coaching Staff of the Year. Thanks for reading all weekend. I’ll have pictures up later tonight on a different post.

Men’s 400 free relay takes second – 9:00 p.m.

In the final event of the event, the men’s 400 free relay of Steve Gallagher, Zach Vonder Haar, Eric Jones and Jason Mattingly earned silver in 3:01.38. We will now have the awards ceremony. We’ll try to let you know who won the awards before getting thrown in the pool, but no promises! Later on tonight, we’ll have pictures from Day 4!

Men go 1-2-5 in 200 fly, Clinch Championship!

The men have clinched their seventh consecutive America East Championship and their 13th straight conference title! With only the 400 free relay to go, the men lead Boston U. 892.5 to 808.5.

Junior Brad Reitz won the gold in the men’s 200 fly in an NCAA-provisional qualifying time of 1:47.81. Freshman Sandy Haibel earned the silver in a time of 1:51.94, while sophomore Ben Wolbert finished fifth in 1:53.53.

The women have taken the lead over Boston University681-674, but with the 1-meter diving results to come, the Terriers will overtake the Retrievers.

Women take 2-3-4-5 in 200 fly – 7:50 p.m.

Seniors Jennifer Esposito (2:02.32) and Lindsay Sherman (2:03.18), freshman Tara Morrissette (2:03.61) and junior Sarah Ryan (2:05.05) went 2-3-4-5 in the women’s 200 fly, with Esposito leading the way in 2:02.32. Freshman Jennifer Kotonias (2:06.09) finished ninth.

Score Update – 7:40 p.m.

Men: UMBC 834.5, Boston University 761.5, Binghamton 530, Stony Brook 378, Maine 215

Women: Boston U. 645, UMBC 609, New Hampshire 538, Vermont 395, SBU 270.5, Binghamton 246.5, Maine 167.

Mattingly Breaks 200 breast record, earns silver – 7:35 p.m.

Senior Matt Mattingly broke the school record in the men’s 200 breast and earned silver in a time of 2:00.90, over four and a half seconds faster than his prelim time. The Retrievers also went 3-4-5 with sophomore John Mendenhall (2:03.03) and juniors Dan-Weston-Dawkes (2:07.26) and Phillip Novotny (2:08.66).

Women’s 200 breast – 7:20 p.m.

Senior Tina Cantwell earned silver in the women’s 200 breast in 2:17.09, while fellow senior Tereza Kaplanova touched third in 2:18.74.

In the consolation final, junior Gaby Johnston finished fourth in 2:24.79, two and a half seconds faster than her prelim time.

Scores Thru 100 free: Women trail BU, 618-571; Men lead Boston 772.5-714.5.

Men’s 100 Free – 7:10 p.m.

Sophomore Jason Mattingly finished fourth in the men’s 100 free, while junior Eric Jones (45.59), senior Zach Vonder Haar (46.30) and freshman Steve Gallagher (46.80) placed fifth, seventh and eighth, respectively. In the consolation final, freshman Herol Marjak touched first in 46.71.

McKenney Breaks 100 Free Record, Wins Gold – 7:05 p.m.

Sophomore Abbey McKenney broke the school record and earned gold in the women’s 100 free in an NCAA-provisional qualifying time of 50.17. Senior Sam Maccherola finished fourth in 51.32.

In the consolation final, sophomore Ashley Miller finished sixth in 52.64 and junior Erin Wohlers placed eighth in 53.70.

Scores before the 100 free: Men lead Boston U. 711.5 – 659.5, while the women trail BU 564-532.

Men’s 200 back – 6:45 p.m.

In the men’s 200 back, junior Mat Carson set a season-best time of 1:51.12, finishing fifth. Sophomore Nour Saad placed eighth in 1:54.05.

Junior Keilan Freeman won the consolation final in a time of 1:53.06.

Women’s 200 back – 6:40 p.m.

In the women’s 200 back, sophomore Laura Tilman earned bronze in a time of 2:04.37, while sophomore Kathryn Moorby placed fifth in 2:06.25.

In the consolation final, junior Julie Cantwell finished third in 2:07.67, while sophomore Kelsey Fitzpatrick placed fifth in 2:08.10

Men’s 1650 free – 6:25 p.m.

Freshman Alex Moothart finished fourth in a season-best time of 16:10.23. Junior Mark Garbowski, who swam earlier in the day, finished seventh in 16:15.28.

Women’s 1650 free – 6:05 p.m.

Junior Rebecca Godwin earned bronze in the 1,650 free in a career-best time of 16:58.03, the second fastest time in school history. Freshman Amy Fay finished sixth in a time of 17:14.34.

Garbowski wins final mile heat – 4:40 p.m.

Sophomore Mark Garbowski won his heat in the 1650 free in a time of 16:15.28. The finals session begins at 5:30 p.m., we’ll be back then.

Men’s 1650 timed finals – 4:05 p.m.

Sophomore Andrew Reid won his heat in 16:24.12, while fellow sophomore Tim Deklau finished second in 16:41.58.

Men’s 200 fly prelims – 11:30 a.m.

Junior Brad Reitz is the top qualifier in the men’s 200 fly in a time of 1:50.52. He is followed by freshman Sandy Haibel (1:51.09) and sophomore Ben Wolbert (1:52.49). Freshman Alex Moothart (1:55.44) will compete in the consolation final.

That is it for the final preliminary session, we’ll be back with the mile timed finals at around 3:00 p.m.

Women’s 200 fly prelims – 11:20 a.m.

Senior Jennifer Esposito is the top qualifier for the women’s 200 fly in an NCAA-provisional qualifying time of 2:00.39. She will be joined by four more Retrievers, including senior Lindsay Sherman (2:04.04), junior Sarah Ryan (2:04.14) and freshmen Jennifer Kotonias (2:05.79) and Tara Morrissette (2:05.81).

Men’s 200 breast prelims – 11:05 a.m.

Sophomore John Mendenhall qualified second after winning his heat in 2:04.86. Seeded right behind him are senior Matt Mattingly (2:05.35) and junior Dan Weston-Dawkes (2:07.78), while fellow junior Phillip Novotny (2:10.03) will also compete in the final.

Women’s 200 breast prelims – 10:55 a.m.

Senior Tina Cantwell won her heat in a season-best time of 2:19.80, while fellow senior Tereza Kaplanova finished second in 2:20.28. Junior Gaby Johnston finished fourth in an earlier heat in 2:27.30. Cantwell and Kaplanova will swim in the finals and Johnston in the consolation final.

Men’s 100 free prelims – 10:40 a.m.

Senior Zach Vonder Haar and junior Eric Jones each won their heats in 46.09 and 45.46, respectively. Sophomore Jason Mattingly (46.09) and freshman Steve Gallagher (46.48) will join them in the final, while freshman Herol Marjak (46.67) will compete in the consolation final.

Women’s 100 free prelims – 10:35 a.m.

Sophomore Abbey McKenney won her heat in a UMBC-record time of 50.62. Senior Sam Maccherola finished second in 51.36, while junior Erin Wohlers finished sixth in 53.27. Sophomore Ashley Miller placed fourth in her heat in 52.65, while junior Danielle Cruz won her heat in 53.28 and sophomore Ashley Sippel touched second in 53.54.

McKenney is seeded first in the finals and Maccherola will join her. Wohlers and Miller will be in the consolation final.

Men’s 200 back prelims – 10:25 a.m. –

Sophomore Nour Saad won his heat in 1:50.91. He will be joined in the final by junior Mat Carson (1:51.50). Fellow junior Keilan Freeman (1:53.90) will compete in the consolation final.

Women’s 200 back prelims – 10:15 a.m.

And we’re back to the UMBC section of the pool deck. Sophomores Laura Tilman and Kathryn Moorby qualified for the finals with times of 2:05.88 and 2:09.40, respectively. Fellow sophomore Kelsey Fitzpatrick (2:05.75) and junior Julie Cantwell (2:08.25) will swim in the consolation final.

We’re ready to start Day 4 – 9:55 a.m.

First up is the women’s 200 back. The Dawg Blog has to step in for the public address announcer for the first couple of heats, but we’ll be back after the regular guy is back.

Welcome to the final day! – 9:05 a.m.

We’re live from the pool deck and ready for the final day of the 2010 AEC Championships. Today we’ll have the prelims of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast and 200 fly. Later today, we’ll have the mile prelims followed by the finals session that starts at 5:30 p.m. We’ll be back as soon as the action is about to start.

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