TOWSON, Maryland, January 27. TOWSON (9-1, 4-0 CAA) won its fourth straight meet Friday, earning a home victory over the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays by a score of 172-117.
Kaitlin Burke won the 50 and 200-yard freestyle events Friday for Towson. Her time of 24.63 won the 50-yard freestyle and she posted a time of 1:53.79 in the 200-yard freestyle, defeating Sarah Rinsma of Johns Hopkins by over three seconds.
"The women did a great job of winning the meet," Towson Head Coach Pat Mead said. "Some of our girls did a very good job of stepping up and getting to the wall first."
Senior Cari Czarnecki won the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events for the Tigers. Czarnecki clocked a 2:23.55 time in the 200-yard event and a 1:06.15 time in the 100-yard event. Junior Kelsey Rouse finished second in both events for theTigers.
The Tigers have a quick turnaround before a meet at Old Dominion Saturday in a battle of Colonial Athletic Association squads. The meet begins at 1 p.m. in Norfolk, Va.
The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays made the short trip to Burdick Pool Friday for a meet with Towson and came away with a 148-127 victory over the Tigers in the first of two meets scheduled this weekend for Towson.
Nick Schmidt won the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard freestyle for the Blue Jays, who have now won five straight meets.
The Tigers had a great deal of success in the distance events Friday, as Towson (3-7, 1-3 CAA) possessed the top three finishers in the 500-yard freestyle and the 1,000 yard freestyle.
Zack Stone won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:45.87 and Matt Lowe was right behind with a 4:45.93 finish for the Tigers. Matt Collingwood took third place in the event for the Towson.
"Matt Lowe continues to impress me," Towson Head Coach Pat Mead said. "He is consistently swimming fast week-in and week-out, and he's swimming the distance events, which is a hard thing to do, mentally and physically."
In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Wes Foltz won the event with a time of 9:43.63. Lowe finished second, while Philip Forrester finished in third place.
The Tigers have a quick turnaround before a meet at Old Dominion Saturday in a battle of Colonial Athletic Association squads. The meet begins at 1 p.m.
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