Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Weekend of January 2-4

Jan. 3, 2010

Maryland Tops Miami
The Maryland women's swimming and diving team started its 2010 with a conference win at Miami, 191-103, Saturday.

The Terps (6-1, 3-1 ACC) swept both relays, taking first in the 200 medley and 200 free versions.

Annie Fittin, Nina Rossi, Addison Koelle and Megan Lafferty teamed up to take the 200 medley (1:47.32) while Fittin and Lafferty combined with Ginny Glover and Laura Wright to win the 200 free (1:37.30). 

Duke Takes Second Place at Orange Bowl Classic
Not many people would consider swimming outdoors on the second day of the New Year, but for the Duke swimming team, visiting Key Largo today for the Orange Bowl Classic where temperatures reached 65 degrees Fahrenheit, the weather wasn’t much of an issue.

The Blue Devil men and women each took second place on the afternoon. The men scored 419 points but were overpowered by the seventh-ranked Michigan Wolverines. The women posted 466 points to defeat Vermont, Minnesota State, and Adelphi.

Ashley Twichell and Jackie Fasano started off the individual events on a strong foot, placing first and second, respectively, in the 400 meter freestyle. The men faced a notably more difficult field of competitors in the event, including the younger brother of Olympic gold medalist Peter Vanderkaay, Dane Vanderkaay. Nevertheless, Nathan French turned in a time of 4:14.53 to take fourth place while Hunter Roux and Sean Smith followed up in sixth and seventh places, respectively.