Swimming and Diving Sweeps Drexel, Howard Saturday

Junior Kathryn Moorby
Junior Kathryn Moorby

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—The UMBC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept Drexel and Howard Saturday, winning all 28 swimming events. The men defeated Drexel, 187-122, and Howard, 234-63, while the women defeated the Dragons, 169-116, and the Bison, 183-97. The 200-yard medley relay team of junior Kathryn Moorby (Cape May, N.J./Lower Cape May Regional), freshman Talor Tadena(Orangevale, Calif./Bella Vista), senior Sarah Ryan (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside) and junior Abbey McKenney(Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) broke the Drexel Pool record in a time of 1:48.09.


McKenney was one of seven Retrievers to win each of their two individual events, taking both the 50-yard freestyle and the 200 backstroke. Senior Rebecca Godwin (Catonsville, Md./Notre Dame Prep) earned gold in the 200 free and the 200 breaststoke, while sophomore Tara Morrissette (Somersworth, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas) won the 200 butterfly and the 200 IM.


On the men’s side, senior Eric Jones (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) won the 50 free and 100 fly, while fellow senior Brad Reitz (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) took home the 200 free and 200 IM crowns. Junior John Mendenhall (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) swept the 100 and 200 breast events, while freshman Reed Neuendorf (Blauvelt, N.Y./Tappan Zee) won the 500 and 1,000 free.


Other individual winners on the women’s side were seniors Danielle Cruz (Catonsville, Md./Western Tech) and Ryan in the 100 and 500 free, respectively, sophomores Amy Fay(Haverhill, Mass./Haverhill) and Jennifer Kotonias (Burtonsville, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) in the 1,000 free and 100 fly, respectively and Moorby and Tadena won the 100 back and 100 breast, respectively.


Junior Nour Saad (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills) won the 200 back, while sophomores Pierre De Waal (Pretoria, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State) and Steve Gallagher (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson) won the 200 fly and 100 free. Freshman Johan Rohtla (Tallinn, Estonia/Tallinn Secondary Science) won the 100 back.


On the diving boards, senior Amanda Shinholser (Burtonsville, Md./Springbrook) took second in the 1-meter with 223.10 and third in the 3-meter with 199.20, while sophomoreAndrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) earned silver in the 1-meter with 260.60 and bronze in the 3-meter with 257.25.


The Retrievers are off next weekend before hosting Marist on Saturday, Jan. 22 at noon for senior and alumni day.

Full results will be posted as they come available.