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Men’s Swimming and Diving Wins Fourth Straight Patriot Invitational

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They men’s swimming and diving team was not matched at all this weekend as they won their fourth straight Patriot Invitational crown with 922.5 points.

Mat Carson capped off the weekend with a first place finish in the one mile swim in 16:21.97.

While Carson was the only first place finisher on the final day of the meet, Nour Saad finished second in the 200 back in 1:49.78.

They won two bronze on the final day as Phillip Novotny finished third in the 200 breast in 2:07.59 while the 400 free relay team of Eric Jones, Zach Voncer Haar, Herol Marjak, and Steven Gallagher won a bronze in 3:07.25.

Jones also finished sixth in the 100 free in 46.74. Finally, Sandy Haibel had the ninth fastest time in UMBC history in the 200 fly as he finished fourth in 1:52.44.

On the diving side freshman Andrew Eckhoff finished fourth in the 1-meter dive with 253.90 points.


Men’s Swimming and Diving Still Lead Patriot Invitational After Day Two

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The men’s swimming and diving team extended their lead to 115.5 points over UNC-Wilmington with 644.5 total points.

Eric Jones won a gold in the 200 free in 1:41.12 while Herol Marjak touched second in 1:42.34.

Matt Mattingly touched second in the 100 breast in a UMBC season-best with a time of 57.10. He then toughed fourth in the 100 fly in 50.94, just ten milliseconds behind bronze winner Ben Wolbert.

Mat Carson and Dan Weston-Dawkes finished fourth and fifth in the 400 IM.

Sandy Haibel finished the 100 back in the ninth fasted time in UMBC history in 51:33.

The 200 medley relay team of Haibel, Matt Mattingly, Zach Vonder Haar, and Jason Mattingly touched second in 1:33.27.

The the 800 free relay, the “A” team of Marjak, Wolbert, Keilan Freeman, and Jones finished second in 6:54.27 while the “B” team of Mark Garbowski, Tim Deklau, Evan Danz and Alex Moothart finished third in 7:00.46

In Diving, freshman Andrew Eckhoff placed with with a life-time best with a 273.70 score.

Men’s Swimming and Diving Leads Patriot Invite After Day One

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The men’s swimming and diving team came out hot in the Patriot Invite and are currently leading the meet with 244 points.

The 200 free relay team of Matt Mattingly, Eric Jones, Jason Mattingly, and Steve Gallagher came in secnod place with a time of 1:23.67 while the 400 medley relay team of Nour Saad, Matt Mattingly, Brad Reitz, and Jones touched second in 3:24.19.

Mark Garbowski earned a bronze in the 500 free in 4:39.38 while fellow Retrievers earned fourth, fifth, seventh, and eigth in the event to help gain the lead on the day.

Written by Corey Johns

November 21, 2009 at 12:02 am

Matt Mattingly Earned Second Swimmer of the Week Award

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Press Release from UMBC:

Senior Matt Mattingly (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) has been named America East Male Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season, as announced by the conference Tuesday.

Mattingly helped lead the Retrievers to wins over Maryland and Towson on Saturday, winning the 100 breast (), 200 breast (2:07.95) and 200 IM (1:52.71) along with the 200 medley relay. His times in all three individual events were UMBC season-best times and it was only the second time he had competed in the 200 breast in his four-year career.

Written by Corey Johns

November 17, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Men’s Swimming and Diving Beats Maryland and Towson on Saturday

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Matt Mattingly took home three individual gold in UMBC’s wins over Maryland (152-148) and Towson (223-73).

All three of Mattingly’s wins were season-best times as he took the 100 breast (57.73), 200 breast (2:07.95), and 200 IM (1:52.71).

Mattingly was also joined by Zach Vonder Haar, Brad Reitz, and Jason Mattingly for a first place victory in a relay in 1:34.18.

Eric Jones, Vonder Harr, Steve Gallagher, and Jason Mattingly, won the 400 free relay in 3:05.26.

Eric Jones won the 200 free (1:42.18) and 100 free (46.41).

Written by Corey Johns

November 15, 2009 at 12:42 am

Men’s Swimming and Diving Loses to Navy, 156-133

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Anybody who is surprised by this loss really has to look at who they faced- Navy. All the Naval Academy does all day is swim, so this was a great match to see where they stand, and only losing 156-133 means the UMBC men’s swimming and diving team is in pretty good standing.

But that doesn’t mean UMBC did not come out with any wins in the meet.

Senior Matt Mattingly won the 100 breast in 58.58 while Eric Jones won the 100 free in 47.38 and Nour Saad took the 200 back in 1:52.33.

While they only had three individual winners, the relay teams look to be solid this season as the 200 medley relay team of Sandy Haibel, Mattingly, Brad Reitz, and Steve Gallager won in 1:35.17.

Written by Corey Johns

October 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Tereza Kaplanova and Matt Mattingly Take Home Swimming and Diving Awards

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Senior Matt Mattingly of the men’s swimming team and senior Tereza Kaplanova of the women’s swimming team each won the week 2 America East swimmers of the week awards in UMBC’s first week of meets.

Mattingly won two individual golds in the 163-133 win over Rider in the season opener. He took the 100 breast in 58.67 and the 200 IM in 1:57.38. He was also apart of the first place 200 medley relay team consisting of Mattingly, Brad Reitz, Sandy Haibel, and Steven Gallagher.

Kaplonova also won two individual events. She won the 200 breast in 2:26.77 and the 200 IM in 2:12.34. She also posted two golds in the 166-135 victory over the Broncs in the 100 backstroke in 1:00.90 and in the 200 medley relay also consisting of Kathryn Moorby, Lindsay Sherman, and Ashley Miller.