Terps Sweep Field at Pittsburgh Saturday
Jan. 14, 2012
PITTSBURGH - The Maryland women's swimming and diving team swept all three opponents in quadrangular action at Pittsburgh Saturday.
Maryland topped Villanova 247-105, Richmond 242.50-104.50 and Pittsburgh 222-131.
The Terps (7-1) recorded first place finishes from Jessica Whelan (3-meter dive - 300.90), Ginny Glover (200 free - 1:51.42), Addison Koelle (200 fly - 2:03.65), Megan Lafferty (50 free - 23.44), Alexa Hamilton (200 breast - 2:17.61) and Victoria Cassidy (500 free - 4:54.79).
Maryland also captured both relays as the team of Melanie Busch, Hamilton, Lafferty and Carolyn Fittin won the 400 medley (3:48.67) and Glover, Fittin, Jennifer Roberts and Lafferty took home the 400 free (3:28.22).
In addition to the flurry of first place finishes, Cassidy took second in the 200 free (1:52.74), Roberts was third in the 200 IM (2:06.36), and Busch touched the wall third in the 200 back (2:04.43) to lead the Terps.
On the men's side, Maryland saw its two-meet win streak snapped with a tight 193.50-159.50 loss to Pittsburgh.
First place finishes included Jack Clewlow in the 1-meter dive (306.50), Andrew Relihan in the 200 IM (1:53.96), Sean Stewart in the 100 fly (1:51.31), John Hauser in the 50 free (21.14) and David Speese in the 200 breast (2:03.89).
Hauser also took third in the 200 free (1:42.30). Raymond Cswerko was second in the 200 IM (1:56.57) and Charlie Rommel followed Hauser in the 50 free with a second place showing (21.33). Relihan (1:50.78) and Bradley Dillon (1:51.10) went 2-3 in the 200 back.
"We had a lot of great performances on both sides this weekend and the men fought hard despite coming up a little bit short," head coach Sean Schimmel said. "Everyone, especially the freshmen, are adjusting to what we do here and taking that step into championship season. We are in a good place five or six weeks out of ACCs and NCAAs."
The Terps return to College Park next weekend as they play host to West Virginia Saturday.