Maryland Swim Teams Both Finish First At The Terrapin Cup Invitational
Nov. 23, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland men's and women's swim teams both captured team titles at the Terrapin Cup Invitational Saturday at the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium. The Terrapin women's team cruised to the team championship with 1,324 points while the men's team scored 968 points to finish first.
The University of Richmond women finished second with 847 points, followed by West Chester University in third with 647 points and William and Mary in fourth with 512 points. James Madison, Old Dominion and Drexel rounded out the final team rankings with 317, 134 and 83 points, respectively.
Maryland sophomore Elizabeth Lavell (Annapolis, Md.) broke her own school record in the 1650-yard freestyle to start off the night with a winning NCAA "A" standard time of 16:18.25. Lavell, who currently holds five school records in the 200-IM, 400-IM, 500-free, 1000-free and 1650-free, bested her previous record of 16:23.47 in the mile swim by more than five seconds.
Other winners for the Terps included freshman Inbal Levavi (Ichud, Israel) in the 200-yard backstroke with an NCAA "B" standard time of 2:00.34 and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of senior Shandra Johnson (Omaha, Neb.), junior Elyse Corwin (Orinda, Calif.), sophomore Cynthia Weir (Irwin, Pa.) and freshman Shirlee Manoogian (Holbrook, N.Y.) with an NCAA "B" standard time of 3:25.46.
On the men's side, West Chester University finished second behind the Terrapins with 930 points, followed by James Madison in third place with 839 points. William and Mary, Drexel and Old Dominion rounded out the men's team rankings with 568, 301 and 225 points, respectively.
Sophomore Erik Weinberg (Phoenix, Md.) broke the school record in the 200-yard backstroke with his winning NCAA "B" standard time of 1:46.68.
Other winners for the Terps included junior Mark Hill (Rye Brook, N.Y.) in the 100-yard freestyle (44.87) and sophomore Gergo Szekely (Szentes, Hungary) in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:06.13).
The men also earned a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Senior Brian Luoma (New Castle, Del.), sophomores Mike Fried (Ambler, Pa.) and Weinberg and junior Hill won the event with a time 3:02.22.