Alex Cohen earned fourth place in the three-meter diving event on Saturday night.
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Alex Cohen earned fourth place in the three-meter diving event on Saturday night.
Tigers End CAA Championships in Strong Fashion
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 02/25/2012

FAIRFAX, Va. - Led by a strong performance from sophomore Alex Cohen, the Tigers finished their competition at the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday night at the McKay Natatorium on the campus of George Mason University.

The Tigers finished in seventh place with 269 points while UNC Wilmington held on to win its 11th straight CAA title by scoring 683 points. George Mason earned second place with 626 points.

Cohen placed fourth in the three-meter diving event by scoring 285.35 points in the finals. He posted a score of 268.50 points in the preliminaries.

Freshman Matt Lowe had an outstanding 1,650-yard freestyle event, even pushing a Towson record that had stood since 1981. After 1,000 yards of the 1,650 yard event, Lowe's time of 9:31.14 shattered Ramon Ferrer's freshman record of 9:37.14 by six seconds for the Tiger 1,000-yard freestyle record. Lowe finished the 1,650-yard event in 15:47.43 after qualifying for the finals. His final time exceeded his preliminary time by over 20 seconds.

Junior Zack Stone finished in sixth place in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:42.76 while freshman Andy Disco earned seventh place in the 200-yard backstroke by completing the race in 1 minute, 49.27 seconds.

Freshman Jon Burr also set a freshman recod for Towson in the 200-yard butterfly. After just missing the record set by Wes Foltz in 2009 in the preliminaries, Burr came back into the consolation final and set a new record with a time of 1:52.96.

The Tigers finished the 2011-12 dual meet season with a 3-8 record. It was the team's most wins since the 2006-07 season.


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