Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Weekend of February 5-7

Feb. 6, 2010

Maryland Seniors Steal Show vs. Georgetown
Though the snow was piling up outside, the Maryland women's swimming and diving team kept its hot streak alive, defeating Georgetown, 169.5-81.5, on Friday at Eppley Recreation Natatorium.

Maryland (11-2) celebrated its senior class of 2010 in fashion with seven individual wins coming out of this year's group. Laura Wright, Nina Rossi and Jackie Davidson each won a pair of events to lead the way for the Terps.

Wright won both the 50 free (23.45) and the 100 breast (1:05.51) as Maryland swept the top three spots in both events. Wright was followed by Ginny Glover (23.81) and Lia Reich (24.55) in the 50 free while Alexa Hamilton (1:06.71) and Ashley Cox (1:07.17) finished second and third in the 100 breast. 

Seniors Highlight Win over Georgetown
The Maryland men's swimming and diving team celebrated Senior Day in style Friday, defeating Georgetown, 154-96, at Eppley Recreation Natatorium.

Maryland's senior class of 2010 racked up four individual wins including three from Aleksandar Damjanic. Damjanic captured the 100 free (46.54) and the 100 fly (49.99) and had the top time in his exhibition swim in the 200 free (1:40.14). The Terps swept both events with seniors Brian Honore and Kevin Reardon finishing second and third in the 100 free and Andrew Relihan and Honore wrapping up the top three times in the 200 free.

Senior Ryan Greene led the day off with a win in the 50 free (21.16) and was followed by Matt Gruszecki in second (21.74). Maryland also went 1-2 in the 500 free as Nick Evans won the event (4:41.36) and Graham Eve touched the wall second (4:44.25). 

NC State Ends Stay at Triangle College Cup
NC State wrapped up its stay at the 2010 Triangle College Cup on Sunday, Feb. 7 in Chapel Hill. Jessica McBroom posted her second all-time top-10 mark in as many days, while four other swimmers posted top-three times for the year.

McBroom’s 2:04.00 in the 200 butterfly is the 10th-fastest mark in school history, while Kirsten Esplin’s 17:22.34 in the 1650 freestyle is the quickest mark on the team this season. Esplin also offered a 2:23.90 in the 200 breaststroke, while Katie Robinson’s 2:05.15 in the 200 backstroke is the third-best swim on the team this year. Nancy Radloff (53.01), Erin Gray (53.55) and Amanda Panty (53.59) all took part in the 100 freestyle.

Andrew Keenan (46.66) posted the third-fastest mark on the team in the 100 freestyle this year, while Nick Schauer (1:50.35) did the exact same thing in the 200 backstroke. Facundo Monteiro (1:51.74) and Jimmy Ross (1:57.30) also swam in the 200 backstroke, while Ross added a 1:56.61 in the 200 IM.

Feb. 5, 2010

Carolina Men and Women Claim ACC Victories On Senior Night

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Tar Heel swimmers and divers hosted the Wolfpack from N.C. State at Koury Natatorium Friday night for Senior Night. Both the men and women came away with wins Friday night against their rivals from Raleigh. The women won with a score of 185-111 and the men 182-111 in the final dual meets of the season for North Carolina.

Carolina's men finished the year 10-1 overall and 6-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The women capped a 6-1 ACC campaign and finished up with a 9-2 overall mark. Both teams will host the ACC Championships in Koury Natatorium with the women competing February 17-20 and the men February 24-27.

The Tar Heels honored their senior class before the swim meet recognizing the seven swimmers and one diver. The senior class includes Austin Bradyhouse, Hank Browning, Eliza Butts, Alison Clemens, Ashley Howard, Jeff James, Jason McLaughlin and Megan Steeves.