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Tigers send 19 to Nationals

4 December 2013 By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor No Comments

Towson’s men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams will be sending a total of 19 students to the 2013 AT&T Winter National Championships at the University of Tennessee.

The championships run from Thursday through Saturday.

“This the largest group of swimmers we have ever sent to a national event and I am excited to see how they will perform,” Head Coach Pat Mead said in a statement released Wednesday. “We have some high goals for the end of the year and our ability to perform at a meet of this caliber will be a good indication to see if we are on track.”

Fifteen swimmers from the women’s team will be competing, while four will represent the men.

Kaitlin Burke, Shelby Witham, Kendall Towe, Courtney Sepich, Cassie Sorna and Melanie Rowland will represent the senior class, while juniors Amanda Barber and Victoria Oslund; sophomores Seana Acker, Hannah Snyder, Alyssa Carle, Christine Hammond, Jenna Van Camp and Charlotte Holz and freshman Carly DeLiberty round out the remaining women.

On the men’s side, juniors Matt Lowe and John Gartland, sophomore Matt McKenney and freshman Matt Brinton will compete for the Tigers.

Lowe – a two-time Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Swimmer of the Week this season – will compete in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Gartland will take part in the 100-yard breaststroke, McKenney
in the 200-yard butterfly and Brinton in the 100-yard backstroke.

The championships are set to begin Thursday at 9 a.m.

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