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February 18, 2011 / umbcdawgblog

Day 2 Updates – 2011 AEC Swimming and Diving Championships

The UMBC Dawg Blog is on the pool deck for day two of the 2011 America East Swimming and Diving Championships. We’ll post live updates as they happen at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center.

Update 8:30 p.m.

The women’s 200-yard freestyle relay of senior Danielle Cruz, freshman Erika Ronning and juniors Ashley Miller and Abbey McKenney won gold in a school record and pool record time of 1:34.40. The men’s 200 free relay of sophomore Sandy Haibel, seniors Keilan Freeman and Eric Jones and sophomore Steve Gallagher finished third in a time 1:21.79.

Scores: Men – Boston U. 304, UMBC 288, Binghamton 258, Maine 118 and Stony Brook 116

Women – Boston U. 262, UMBC 251, New Hampshire 229, Binghamton 156, Vermont 141, Stony Brook 114, Maine 109

That concludes the action for tonight, we’ll see you back for the prelims tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.

Update 7:57 p.m.

Score Updates:

Men: Boston U. 264, UMBC 256, Binghamton 224, Maine 90, Stony Brook 86

Women: UMBC 201, New Hampshire 178, Boston U. 175, Binghamton 98, Vermont 96, Stony Brook 80, Maine 65

Update 7:12 p.m.

Junior Abbey McKenney broke the school record won gold in the women’s 50-yard freestyle in a time of 23.25, while freshman Erika Ronning finished fourth in 23.67. Junior Ashley Miller placed seventh in 23.98.

In the men’s 50 free consolation final, junior Nour Saad placed sixth in 21.71.

Update 7:05 p.m.

Senior Danielle Cruz finished third in the women’s 50 free consolation final in 24.22.

Update 7:00 p.m.

Senior Brad Reitz won gold in the men’s 200-yard individual medley for the second time in his career in a time of 1:48.54. Junior John Mendenhall finished sixth in 1:53.30, while senior Dan Weston-Daweks placed seventh in 1:53.58.

Update 6:53 p.m.

In the women’s 200-yard individual medley, sophomores Jennifer Kotonias and Tara Morrissette finished second and third, respectively. Kotonias’ time of 2:02.87 broke the UMBC record she set earlier in the day, while Morrissette finished in 2:04.30, the third-fastest time in school history.

Sophomore Rico Bado finished fifth in the men’s 200 IM consolation final.

Update 6:43 p.m.

Junior Laura Tilman finished third in the women’s 200 IM consolation final in 2:06.17, the sixth-fastest time in school history.

Update 6:35 p.m.

Sophomore transfer Pierre De Waal earned gold in the men’s 500-yard freestyle in an NCAA consideration time of 4:27.08, the third-fastest time in school history. Freshman Johan Rohtla took home bronze in a time of 4:34.48, while junior Mark Garbowski finished fourth in 4:35.42.

Update 6:25 p.m.

Sophomore Alex Moothart wins the men’s 500 free consolation final in a time of 4:37.35.

Update 6:20 p.m.

Sophomore Amy Fay wins the women’s 500 free in 4:51.62, while senior Rebecca Godwin takes fifth in 4:56.29. Fay’s time is the third-fastest in school history and an NCAA consideration time. Godwin’s the seventh-fastest time in UMBC history.

Update 6:10 p.m.

Sophomore Claire Barron finished second in the women’s 500 free consolation final in 4:59:47, the 10th-fastest time in school history. Junior Ashley Sippel finished seventh in 5:04.40.

Update 6:05 p.m.

The finals tonight are under way with the consolation final of the women’s 500 free.

Update 11:42 p.m.

Sophomore Steve Gallagher will be seeded second in the 50 free after a swim of 20.50, the third-fastest time in school history. Senior Eric Jones will join him the championship final (20.80), while junior Nour Saad will swim in the consolation final after a time of 21.52. That concludes action for the prelims, we’ll be back here tonight at 6 p.m. for the finals of the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, women’s 3-meter diving and the 200 free relay.

Update 11:37 a.m.

Freshman Evan Carey won his heat in the men’s 50 free in a time of 21.31.

Update 11:35 a.m.

Junior Abbey McKenney finished the 50 free in a time of 23.47, a hundredth of a second off her own school record. She’ll be joined in the championship final by freshman Erika Ronning (23.93) and junior Ashley Miller (23.95). Senior Danielle Cruz will swim in the consolation final in 24.12.

Update 11:30 a.m.

Freshman Klara Pavelkova won her heat in the 50 free in 24.62 , while senior Erin Wohlers finished second in 24.76 in her last time swimming the event.

Update 11:27 a.m.

Senior Brad Reitz broke the UMBC and America East Championship record in an NCAA consideration time of 1:48.35. He’ll be joined in the championship final by senior Dan Weston-Dawkes (1:53.60) and junior John Mendenhall (1:53.76), while sophomore Rico Bado will swim in the consolation final with a time of 1:56.45.

Update 11:21 a.m.

Senior Kregg Deery won his heat of the 200 IM in a time of 1:55.71 in his final time competing in the event.

Update 11:20 a.m.

Sophomore Jennifer Kotonias broke the school record in a time of 2:03.40, while sophomore Tara Morrissette and junior Laura Tilman finished in 2:05.92 and 2:06.69, respectively. Tilman, who set a career-best time, will swim in the consolation final, while Kotonias and Morrissette will compete in the finals.

Update 11:08 a.m.

Sophomore Elise Blaschke won her heat of the 200 IM in 2:06.74, the seventh-fastest time in school history, while senior Julie Cantwell finished second in 2:08.43.

Update 11:00 a.m.

Sophomore Pierre De Waal posted the fastest men’s 500 free time of 4:30.00, the fifth-fastest time in school history. Fellow sophomore Mike McGee finished third in his heat in 4:40.07. De Waal will be joined by Johan Rohtla and Mark Garbowski, who posted times of 4:34.94 and 4:37.16, respectively. Sophomore Alex Moothart will swim in the consolation final with a time of 4:41.22.

Update 10:41 a.m.

Freshman Reed Neuendorf won his heat in the men’s 500 free in a season-best time of 4:40.06.

Update 10:35 a.m.

Senior Rebecca Godwin will join Amy Fay in the championship final finishing in a time of 4:57.00, while sophomore Claire Barron and junior Ashley Sippel will compete in the consolation final after posting times of 5:02.52 and 5:03.32, respectively.

Update 10:22 a.m.

Sophomore Amy Fay has the fastest 500 free time so far, finishing in 4:55.02, the fifth-fastest time in school history.



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  1. B Kevin / Feb 18 2011 8:43 pm

    Great following swimming on line. Good job Tom

  2. B Kevin / Feb 18 2011 8:46 pm

    How are the teams doing & are they winning

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