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February 20, 2011 / umbcdawgblog

Day 4 Updates – 2011 AEC Swimming and Diving Championships

The UMBC Dawg Blog will be providing updates from Day 4 of the 2011 America East Championships. Updates start at 10 a.m. for the prelims.

9:43 p.m.

The men’s 400 free relay of Steve Gallagher, Keilan Freeman, Pierre De Waal and Eric Jones finished third in 3:01.78 in the final event of the weekend

9:38 p.m.

The women’s 400-yard freestyle relay of senior Danielle Cruz, freshman Erika Ronning and juniors Ashley Miller and Abbey McKenney won gold in a school record time of 3:24.15.

9:20 p.m.

We’re getting ready for the relays.

8:30 p.m. Men’s scores

 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 37                  

  1. Umbc Swimming & Diving          864.5   2. Boston University                 808
  3. Binghamton University           656.5   4. Maine, University of              296
  5. Stony Brook University            293

8:28 p.m.

Senior Brad Reitz became the seventh athlete in America East history to win the same event four years in a row, taking the men’s 200-yard butterfly in a time of 1:47.26, rebreaking the school and pool record in 1:47.26. Sophomore Sandy Haibel placed third in 1:51.62, while junior Ben Wolbert and sophomore Alex Moothart finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

8:20 p.m. – women’s scores

 Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 36                 

  1. Umbc Swimming & Diving            716   2. Boston University                 573
  3. New Hampshire, University of      557   4. University of Vermont             376
  5. Binghamton University             343   6. Stony Brook University            262
  7. Maine, University of              199

8:18 p.m.

Sophomore Rico Bado finished the men’s 200 fly consolation final in sixth in 1:54.44.

8:16 p.m.

Sophomores Tara Morrissette and Jennifer Kotonias earned silver and bronze in the women’s 200-yard butterfly with times of 2:01.46 and 2:01.52, respectively. Senior Sarah Ryan took seventh in 2:04.14.

8:11 p.m.

Freshman Patty Hallberg finished sixth in the women’s 200 fly consolation final in a time of 2:06.57, while junior Pink Kinanti finished eighth in 2:08.59.

8:05 p.m. Men’s scores

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 35                  

  1. Umbc Swimming & Diving          802.5   2. Boston University                 760
  3. Binghamton University           622.5   4. Maine, University of              291
  5. Stony Brook University            287

8:02 p.m.

Junior John Mendenhall earned silver in the men’s 200-yard breaststroke in 2:02.02, while seniors Phillip Novotny and Dan Weston-Dawkes finished fourth and fifth in 2:05.76 and 2:06.08, respectively.

7:55 p.m. – Women’s scores

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 34                 

  1. Umbc Swimming & Diving            667   2. Boston University                 550
  3. New Hampshire, University of      537   4. University of Vermont             357
  5. Binghamton University             316   6. Stony Brook University            256
  7. Maine, University of              18

7:53 p.m.

In the women’s 200-yard breaststroke, sophomore Claire Barron finished fourth in 2:20.71.

7:48 p.m.

Freshman Talor Tadena won the women’s 200 breast consolation final in a time of 2:20.78, the fifth-fastest time in school history, while senior Gaby Johnston finished third in 2:23.44.

7:40 p.m. – men’s scores

1. Umbc Swimming & Diving          756.5   2. Boston University                 717
  3. Binghamton University           597.5   4. Maine, University of              273
  5. Stony Brook University            265

7:38 p.m.

Senior Eric Jones took home silver in the men’s 100-yard freestyle in a time of 45.35, while sophomore Steve Gallagher and senior Keilan Freeman finished fourth and seventh in 45.53 and 46.38, respectively.

7:35 p.m. – Women scores

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 32                 

  1. Umbc Swimming & Diving            637   2. Boston University                 507
  3. New Hampshire, University of      488   4. University of Vermont             352
  5. Binghamton University             314   6. Stony Brook University            248
  7. Maine, University of              170

7:33 p.m.

Junior Herol Marjak placed third in the men’s 100 free consolation final in 46.70.

7:31 p.m.

Junior Abbey McKenney won her third individual gold of the meet, taking the women’s 100-yard freestyle in a UMBC, America East Championship and pool record time of 49.66. Freshman Erika Ronning placed fourth in 51.50, while junior Ashley Miller took eighth in 52.56.

7:28 p.m.

Senior Danielle Cruz finished the women’s 100 free consolation final second in a time of 52.31.

7:22 p.m. – Mens Scores

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 31                  

  1. Umbc Swimming & Diving            707   2. Boston University                 675
  3. Binghamton University             560   4. Maine, University of              273
  5. Stony Brook University            239

7:20 p.m.

Freshman Johan Rohtla broke the school record and won gold in the men’s 200-yard backstroke in a time of 1:46.80, breaking his own record by 1.5 seconds he set earlier in the day. Junior Nour Saad finished sixth in 1:52.85, while senior Mat Carson placed eighth in 1:55.22.

7:06 p.m. – Women Scores

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 30                 

  1. Umbc Swimming & Diving            584   2. New Hampshire, University of      468
  2. Boston University                 468   4. University of Vermont             349
  5. Binghamton University             293   6. Stony Brook University            229
  7. Maine, University of              170

In the women’s 200-yard backstroke, junior Laura Tilman finished sixth in a time of 2:03.81.

7:02 p.m.

Junior Kathryn Moorby finished second in the women’s 200 back consolation final in a time of 2:05.24, while freshman Patty Hallberg placed third in 2:05.48.

6:53 p.m.

Senior Pierre De Waal earned gold in the men’s 1,650-yard freestyle in a time of 15:39.21, the fourth-fastest time in school history. Sophomore Alex Moothart finshed fourth in 15:57.94, the eighth-fastest time in UMBC history, while senior Mat Carson placed sixth in 16:06.95.

6:32 p.m.

Sophomore Amy Fay earned bronze in the women’s 1,650-yard free in a time of 16:54.76, the second-fastest time in school history. Senior Rebecca Godwin finished fifth in 17:02.22, while junior Pink Kinanti placed seventh in the heat in 17:32.18.

5:00 p.m.

Junior Mark Garbowski finished second in his 1,650 free heat in a time of 16:26.19.

4:41 p.m.

Freshman Reed Neuendorf won the first men’s 1,650 free heat in a time of 16:14.78.

4:22 p.m.

Junior Ashley Sippel finished her 1,650 free in a time of 17:36.51.

4:05 p.m.

Junior Ashley Sippel is currently swimming the mile in the second-fastest heat of the 1,650 free. The fastest heat will feature three Retrievers and will be part of the finals session that begins at 6 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

Senior Brad Reitz broke the UMBC and pool record in an NCAA consideration time of 1:47.33, the top time in prelims. He will be joined in the final by sophomore Sandy Haibel and junior Ben Wolbert, who finished in 1:50.54 and 1:53.79, respectively. That concludes prelims for today, we’ll be back around 4 p.m. for the timed final heats of the 1,650 free.

11:17 a.m.

Sophomores Jennifer Kotonias and Tara Morrissette won their heats of the women’s 200-yard butterfly, finishing in 2:01.93 and 2:02.11, respectively. They will be joined by senior Sarah Ryan, who finished in 2:03.46. Freshman Patty Hallberg (2:05.26) and junior Pink Kinanti (2:05.93) will swim in the consolation final.

11:06 a.m.

Junior John Mendenhall and senior Dan Weston-Dawkes won their respective heats in the men’s 200-yard breaststroke in 2:04.04 and 2:05.69, respectively. They will be joined by senior Phillip Novotny who finished second in his heat in 2:07.32. Senior Kregg Deery, in his final swim at UMBC, finished second in his heat in 2:06.40.

10:55 a.m.

Barron will swim in the championship final, while Johnston and Tadena will take part in the consolation final.

10:50 a.m.

Sophomore Claire Barron finished third in her heat of the women’s 200 breast in 2:21.48, while senior Gaby Johnston and freshman Talor Tadena placed second and third in 2:23.66 and 2:24.00, respectively.

10:43 a.m.

Senior Julie Cantwell won her heat of the 200 breast in 2:26.82.

10:40 a.m.

Senior Eric Jones will be the top qualifier in the men’s 100-yard freestyle with a time of 44.95, the second-fastest time in school history. He will be joined in the championship final by sophomore Steve Gallagher and senior Keilan Freeman, who finished in 45.80 and 46.14. Sophomore Herol Marjak will compete in the consolation final after a time of 46.88.

Update 10:31 a.m.

Freshman Evan Carey won his 100 free heat in a time of 46.60.

Update 10:30 a.m.

Junior Abbey McKenney broke the UMBC, America East Championship and pool record in the women’s 100-yard freestyle in 49.70, while freshman Erika Ronning and junior Ashley Miller will join her in the championship final with times of 51.83 and 51.96, respectively. Senior Danielle Cruz will swim in the consolation final in 52.68.

Update 10:26 a.m.

Senior Erin Wohlers won her final race of her career, the first heat of the women’s 100 free, in a time of 54.22

Update 10:23 a.m.

Freshman Johan Rohtla will be seeded first in the men’s 200-yard backstroke after setting a new UMBC record 1:48.30. He will be joined in the championship final by senior Mat Carson (1:51.78) and junior Nour Saad.

Update 10:18 a.m.

Junior Nour Saad finished third in his heat of the men’s 200 back in a time of 1:52.71.

Update 10:15 a.m.

Junior Kathryn Moorby (2:07.49) and freshman Patty Hallberg will compete in the consolation final of the women’s 200 back, while junior Laura Tilman will be in the championship final.

Update 10:12 a.m.

Junior Laura Tilman finished second in her heat in 2:04.05, the ninth-fastest time in school history. Freshman Patty Hallberg placed fourth in 2:05.59.

Update 10:08 a.m.

Freshman Klara Pavelkova finished her 200 back heat first in 2:02.72, the third-fastest time in school history. Sophomore Elise Blaschke placed second in 2:04.46.

First event will be the women’s 200 back, first heat is at 10 a.m.

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