June 23, 2018
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UMBC sweeps America East swim crowns

By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN


The University of Maryland Baltimore County won the 2011 America East Championship in both men’s and women’s swimming and diving held at Germantown Aquatic in Germantown, Md.

In the men’s field, team scores were: UMBC 896.5, Boston University 848, Binghamton 690.5, Maine 324 and Stony Brook 323.

In the women’s meet, scores were: UMBC 763, BU 658, New Hampshire 618, Vermont 421, Binghamton 406, Stony Brook 300 and Maine 237.

In the final day’s racing, Lauren Thornbrough finished eighth in the 200 fly (2:05.1) for the women and Jeremy Bender finished 12th at 1:54.9 for the men. In the 200 breaststroke, Caitlin Shelley’s 2:22.9 scored eighth and Jen Trodden’s 2:21.5 was 10th. Trodden’s trial swim placed her in the consolations. For the men, Brian Landry hit eighth at 2:10.3, Zach Hammer 13th at 2:13 and Caleb Hoffman 14th at 2:17.

The Maine men scored several swimmers in the 1650 free. Yuri Chornobil finished seventh in 16:13.4. Bender was eighth at 16:19.1, and Old Town’s Robbie Bickford was 12th with a 16:42. Mike Capossella finished in 16:43.7 for 13th and Brewer’s Brent Williams was 15th at 17:00.

The men’s 400 medley relay touched in fifth at 3:30.3. Jimmy Forest raced a 53.5 back leg, Landry a 59.4 breaststroke and Brewer’s Andy Meehan a 50.4 fly. The anchor split of 46.8 was swum by Dan MacDonald.

The women’s relay nabbed seventh. Kara Capossela totaled 435 points to claim fifth in the diving.

Forest touched in 1:58.1 for 12th in the 200 back. Mount Desert’s Ty Onda was 13th at 2:03.

The men in the 400 free relay placed fifth at 3:09.8. Ryan Wonsor led off at 47.6, Meehan added a 47.2, Joey Quinn a 47.8 and McDonald a 47.



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