Tigers Pick Up Victories over College of Charleston and George Mason

Towson Men

The Towson University men’s swimming and diving team improved to 6-1 overall this season with wins over College of Charleston (score of 215-116) and George Mason (182-167) on Saturday afternoon on the final day of the POD meet hosted by George Mason.

With six dual meet victories, Towson has its most since the 2006-07 season.

“For the men, it was great,” Towson Head Coach Pat Mead said. “It’s a matter of how our men believe in the work and believe in the process. We have a group of men that really believe they can win.”

Matt LoweTim Schade and Jeremy Liu stepped up for the Tigers on Saturday, each winning events. Lowe won the 500-yard freestyle in4:34.84, Schade the 200-yard backstroke in 1:52.98 and Liu the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:05.98. Sophomore Matt McKenney also won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:52.48 for Towson.

On the diving boards, Alex Cohen had a tremendous three-meter performance, setting a career-high with a score of 307.60. He won the event.

Towson heads to George Washington next Saturday for a meet beginning at 1 p.m.

 Towson Women

The Towson University women’s swimming and diving team improved to 8-0 this season after picking up three wins against Northeastern (score of 270.50-82.50), College of Charleston (291-62) and George Mason (263-90) Saturdayafternoon in a POD meet hosted by the Patriots.

“Even though the scores look a little lopsided, we still had some very close races,” Towson Head Coach Pat Mead said. “We’re looking at the big picture to make sure we are on track for a good end of the season.”

Saturday, senior Kaitlin Burke took home wins in a pair of events, including the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.51 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:52.27 for Towson.

Sophomore Jenna Van Camp also won two events for the Tigers, including the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard breaststroke.

Senior Melanie Rowland also performed well, taking first in the 200-yard butterfly and second in the 100-yard butterfly events.

The Tigers head to George Washington for a meet next Saturday starting at 1 p.m.

This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of Towson Swimming and Diving.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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