No. 15 Women's Swimming Falls To No. 13 Virginia
Feb. 8, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Seniors Shandra Johnson (Omaha, Neb.) and Jill Martin (Orlando, Fla.) both had individual victories, but it was not enough as the No. 15 Maryland women's swimming and diving team lost to No. 13 Virginia, 92-151, at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Terps are now 12-2 on the year and 4-2 in the ACC.
The Maryland men's team (4-7, 1-5 ACC) also fell to the No. 9 Cavaliers, 57-186, in the Terps' final competition before the ACC Championships on Feb. 27-Mar. 1.
Johnson won the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.34) for the second consecutive meet with an NCAA-B standard time, while Martin came away with a victory in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:16.69, also an NCAA-B standard time.
The women's 400-yard medley relay team had the other victory for the Terps. The team of Martin, sophomores Megan Knepper (Williamsport, Md.) and Cynthia Weir (Irwin, Pa.) and freshman Barbara Sumrall (Chattanooga, Tenn.) finished first with a time of 3:46.68.
The men's 400-yard freestyle relay team of senior Brian Luoma (New Castle, Del.), junior Mark Hill (Rye Brook, N.Y.) and sophomores Mike Fried (Ambler, Pa.) and Erik Weinberg (Phoenix, Md.) posted the only victory for the Terrapin men with a time of 3:04.29.
Both teams will return to the pool next for the ACC Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C. The women's tournament will be held Feb. 20-22 with the men's following on Feb. 27-Mar. 1.