Maryland Wraps Up Competition in Pittsburgh
The men's swimming and diving team (3-4) finished their second day of competition, placing above Villanova with a score of 267.50-72.50, but falling to Penn State (228-116), Missouri (214-130) and Pittsburgh (178-170).
The Terrapins had three top-ten finishes in the 200-yard butterfly. Roger Dent (1:55.70) and Eric Thomasson (1:56.08) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, while Aleksandar Damjanic (1:57.50) swam a 10th place finish.
In the 500-yard freestyle relay, Chris Rouchard finished fourth with a time of 4:39.58. Captain Ken Golaszewski (4:48.17) and Brian Honore (4:48.87) also competed, finishing ninth and 11th, respectively.
Maryland had a third place finish in the 400-yard medley relay. Dong Kim, Eric Cullen, Damjanic and Cordes finished with a final time of 3:26.85. Chris Sanford, John Closs, Thomasson and Matt Gruszecki also competed, placing seventh with a time of 3:31.48.
Sanford finished third in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:53.14.
Maryland finished the day capturing second in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Kim, Ryan Greene, Cordes and Dilz boasted a time of 3:04.40.
In the diving competition, Derek Hock finished ninth of 11 with a score of 225.75.
The Terps will be back in action on Saturday, January 26 for their ACC season opener against NC State.