| @Towson_SWIMDIVE Seeks Strong Swims at POD Meet
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 11/01/2012

TOWSON, Md. - After earning its first victory of the season over Georgetown, the Towson men's swimming and diving team will face a trio of Colonial Athletic Association opponents Friday and Saturday when they travel to Norfolk, Va., for a POD Meet against the Old Dominion Monarchs, George Mason and Northeastern.

The Tigers are fresh off of their first win of the season, a 154-134 decision over the Georgetown Hoyas on Oct. 20 at Burdick Pool.

"Basically, we're trying to show improvement," Towson head coach Pat Mead said. "Are we continuing to improve from meet-to-meet two months into the season? We will face some of the best swimmers in the conference this weekend and I'm curious to see some of our better swimmers against them."

Senior Zack Stone, sophomore Matt Lowe and freshman Matt McKenney were outstanding against the Hoyas, as each recorded victories for the Tigers.

Stone led a Towson contingent that took the top three places in the 200-yard freestyle event, recording a time of 1:43.34 for the win while freshman Sawyer Martin finished second and sophomore Matt Collingwood third. Collingwood also won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:40.74.

For McKenney, he built on his impressive collegiate debut against William & Mary and broke his own freshman record swimming against the Hoyas. After establishing a Towson freshman record by swimming a 21.42 in the 50-yard freestyle against the Tribe, McKenney was even better against Georgetown, shaving .22 off of his time and winning the event in 21.20.

Lowe was even better for the Tigers, taking home victories in a pair of events. He posted an impressive time of 9:32.47 in the 1,000-yard freestyle and a 1:56.91 in the 200-yard butterfly, while also finishing in fourth place in the 200-yard backstroke.

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