Terrapins Remain In Third Place At The ACC Swimming And Diving Championships
Feb. 21, 2003
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Virginia Cavaliers moved into first place with a score of 464 points after the second day of action at the 24th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday evening at the Koury Natatorium in Chapel Hill. Defending champion North Carolina moved into second place with 376 points. Maryland stands in third, trailing the Tar Heels by only five points with 371 points heading into the final day of competition.
Rounding out the rest of the scores, Florida State is fourth (364), Clemson fifth (270), Georgia Tech sixth (168), Duke seventh (165) and NC State eighth (161). For the first time in ACC history, there was a tie in the 200-yard medley between Clemson and Virginia. Both schools recorded a time of 1:41.65. Maryland placed third in 1:41.76.
Virginia continued its success taking first and second place in the 400-yard Individual Medley. Mirjana Bosevska took first place, breaking the pool record with a time of 4:14.14 to become the second swimmer of the 2003 ACC Championships and first non-North Carolina swimmer to win an individual event in four consecutive years. Amy Baly placed second for the Cavaliers (4:16.11) and Florida State's Andree-Anne Leroy came in third (4:18.40).
In the 100-yard butterfly, Virginia's Cynthia Roller touched the wall fisrt to record a time of 54.59. Duke freshman Katie Ness placed second behind Roller in 54.93, with Florida State's Emily Breen rounding out the top three with a time of 55.03.
Shandra Johnson of Maryland captured her second victory of the Championship with her win in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.17). North Carolina's Jessi Perruquet placed second (1:48.77) and Florida State's Loren Hansen third (1:49.25).
Florida State's Emma Duton led the way in the 100-yard breaststroke. Her time of 1:01.87 put her ahead of Maryland's Jill Martin (1:02.14) and North Carolina's Becky Acker (1:02.49).
In the 100-yard backstroke, Virginia's Brielle finished first in a time of 54.70. Clemson's Lindsey Kroeger came in second in 55.28 and Maryland's Megan Knepper finished third in a time of 55.75.
Virginia's 800-yard freestyle team completed a successful evening for the Cavaliers, placing first with a time of 7:18.80. North Carolina took second with a time of 7:20.09, with Florida State finishing third in 7:23.51.
Action will conclude on Saturday with preliminary heats beginning at 11 a.m., with finals to follow at 7 p.m.
Team Scores: 1. Virginia 464 2. North Carolina 376 3. Maryland 371 4. Florida State 364 5. Clemson 270 6. Georgia Tech 168 7. Duke 165 8. NC State 161