| @Towson_SWIMDIVE Falls in Season-Opener
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 10/06/2012
    Meet results

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."

The team also received a solid contributions from sophomores Jon Burr and Matt Lowe in the meet. Both Burr and Lowe had three top three finishes.

"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.



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