Jan. 14, 1998
Swimming and Diving Teams Sweep George Washington
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Freshman Kevin Burke (Cabin John, Md.) broke a school record and freshman Aaron Peterson (Fredericksburg, Va.) won three individual events, leading the University of Maryland swimming and diving teams to a sweep of George Washington University in a duel meet today at Cole Field House Pool. The men (5-0) won 200-98 while the women (5-0) won 218-90.
Burke won both the one and three meter diving competitions with scores of 330.75 and 345.15 respectively. His three meter score breaks the school record of 330.60 which was set by Steve Shinholser back in 1978. Earlier this season, Burke also set the school record in the one-meter diving competition (337.125).
Peterson won the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.55), the 100-yard freestyle (47.08) and the 50-yard freestyle (21.77). It marked the first time in his collegiate career that he has won three events in the same meet.
In the women's competition, four Maryland swimmers captured two individual events each. Sophomore Alison Shea (Ontario, Canada) won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.94) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:26.98), junior Kim Piotro (Mesa, Az.) won the 50-yard freestyle (24.09) and the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Katy Novotny (Bel Air, Md.) won the 100-yard backstroke (57.56) and the 100-yard freestyle (52.09) and senior Dawn Josephson (Tampa, Fl.) won the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.54) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.05).
Maryland's next meet will be at Villanova on Saturday at 2:00 P.M.