No. 15 Terps Split With Georgia Tech And No. 11 North Carolina
Feb. 1, 2003
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of Maryland women's swimming and diving team had mixed results Saturday, losing for the first time this year to the University of North Carolina, 96-147, and beating Georgia Tech, 168-75, in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Terps, ranked No. 15 in the country, go to 12-1 on the year and 4-1 in the ACC.
The men's team struggled against both opponents, losing to North Carolina, 192-59, and Georgia Tech, 82-155. The men are now 4-6 overall, 1-4 in the ACC.
The Terrapin women were led by senior Shandra Johnson (Omaha, Neb.), who was victorious in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:48.15, her fastest of the year in that event. Johnson finished second in the 100-yard freestyle (50.90).
Other winners for the women were freshman Inbal Levavi (Ichud, Israel) in the 200-yard IM (2:04.85) and the 400-yard medley relay team of sophomore Megan Knepper (Williamsport, Md.), freshmen Krisztina Kovacs (Budapest, Hungary) and Barbara Sumrall (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Johnson. They took first place in the event with a time of 3:45.63, the fastest time recorded in that event this year for the Terps.
The men's team had two individual winners in the double dual meet. Junior Mark Hill (Rye Brook, N.Y.) finished first in the 100-yard freestyle (46.24) and sophomore Erik Weinberg (Phoenix, Md.) won the 200-yard backstroke (1:46.58).
Both teams will be back in action on Sat., Feb. 8, when they travel to Charlottesville, Va., to take on the University of Virginia Cavaliers.