TOWSON, Md. - Freshman Matt McKenney won the 100-yard butterfly as part of an impressive collegiate debut, but the Towson men's swimming team was defeated by the William & Mary Tribe Saturday 191-89 as its season opened at Burdick Pool Saturday.
"Looking at William & Mary's team, they will vie for the conference championship this year," Mead said. "They have the studs and the depth and a very good coach. I anticipate they will be in the hunt."
McKenney established a new Towson freshman record in the 100-butterfly, finishing with a time of 50.26 and winning the event. But McKenney also set a school freshman record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.42 in addition to finishing third in the 100-yard freestyle.
"He tore it up," Towson head coach Pat Mead said of the freshman. "He's a legitimate contributor for us."
"It was a breakout day for Jon and Matt Lowe," Mead commented. "For them to be going that fast this early, it's great."
In particular, Burr was impressive in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard butterfly events. He finished second in the 500-freestyle with a time of 4:41.05.
The Tigers will have a few weeks off before returning to action on October 20 against Georgetown at Burdick Pool.