Women's Swimming and Diving Sweeps Delaware and William and Mary Saturday

Women's Swimming and Diving Sweeps Delaware and William and Mary Saturday


NEWARK, Del.--The UMBC men's and women's swimming and diving completed its dual-meet season Saturday, with the women's team sweeping Delaware and William and Mary and the men's team defeating William and Mary. The women (7-3) outscored William and Mary, 177-121, while they beat Delaware, 175-124. The men (8-2) defeated the Tribe, 225-73, but fell to the Blue Hens, 159-141.

Junior Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) won the women's 50 free in 24.03 and the 100 free in 51.49, while sophomore Jennifer Kotonias (Burtonsville, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) earned gold in the 200 fly in 2:04.89 and the 200 IM in 2:09.26.

Senior Sarah Ryan (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside) won gold in the 100 fly in 58.12, while freshman Talor Tadena (Orangevale, Calif./Bella Vista) took home the 100 breast crown in 1:06.98. Senior Amanda Shinholser (Burtonsville, Md./Springbrook) won the 3-meter dive with a score of 228.40 and earned silver in the 1-meter with 204.80.

Sophomore Pierre De Waal (Pretoria, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State) won the men's 1,650 free in a UMBC season-best time of 16:03.26, the 10th-fastest time in school history. De Waal also touched first in the 500 free in 4:37.67.

Senior Brad Reitz (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) swept the men's butterfly events, winning the 100 in 50.49 and the 200 in 1:51.21, while freshman Johan Rohtla (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn Secondary Science) won the 100 back in 51.26 and the 200 back in 1:52.00.

Senior Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) won the 200 free in 1:41.56, finishing the dual meet season undefeated in the event.

Sophomore Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) swept the men's diving events, winning the 1-meter with a score of 296.15 and the 3-meter with 289.55.

The Retrievers will now prepare for their final two meets of the season, concluding with the America East Championships Feb. 17-20 at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center in Boyds, Md.