Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Weekend of November 2-4
Nov. 5, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Derek Hock won six points for Maryland, leading the Terps to their first ACC victory, 149-144. This is the Maryland men's first ACC win since January 28, 2005, where they beat the Blue Devils in Durham, N.C., 144-96.
The men won nine of 16 events for the day to improve their record to 2-0, 1-0 ACC, while Duke falls to 1-2, 0-2 ACC. The meet was hosted by the Terps at the Eppley Center's Natatorium on Saturday, November 3.
"This is the first time the men have won an ACC duel meet in a long time, and we are very excited about it," said Interim Head Coach Jarod Schroeder. "The guys were psyched up the entire meet. I can't say enough how well they swam today."
DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke women's swimming and diving squad defeated Maryland, 155-139, on Saturday afternoon at the Eppley Recreation Center in College Park, Md.
Freshman Ashley Twichell took first place in three events on the day, touching first in the 1000 free, 200 free and 500 free events. Her NCAA "B" standard time of 1:49.68 for the 200 free set a new school record, her fourth school record set in three meets, including besting her own school record in the 1000 free one meet after shattering the previous three-year-old mark.
Twichell also anchored the second-place 400 freestyle relay squad, as the all-freshman foursome of Emily Lang, Kirstie Jeffrey, Katie Magee and she touched in 3:30.78.
BOSTON, Mass. - In an 18 hour span on Friday and Saturday the Florida State swimming and diving team defeated three teams to finish the weekend 6-0.
On Friday night the No. 24 ranked Seminole men defeated Boston College 180-104 while the No. 21 ranked women beat the Eagles 177-115. On Saturday morning the FSU men squeaked by Harvard 123-120 and beat Army 178-65. The women defeated the Crimson 136.5-106.5 and the Cadets 178-65.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Virginia Tech men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept Southern Illinois and 2007 NCAA Division II champion Drury on day two of the Mizzou Dual Challenge on Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center after sweeping Illinois and Missouri State a day earlier.
In an unique format, the Mizzou Dual Challenge involves six schools, including host Missouri, competing against one another during a three-day stretch. Also, instead of the standard 16 events for a meet, the teams only competed in eight swimming events and one diving event for each match.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami swimming and diving team defeated the Houston Cougars Friday afternoon, 179-101, at UM's Norman Whitten Student Union Pool to improve to 4-1 this season.
Britta Boesing led the Hurricanes with wins in both the 100-yard backstroke event (57.18) and the 200-yard IM event (2:06.65). Magdalena Waszkiewicz picked up a win in the 100-yard breaststroke event in a time of 1:05.53 while Kellly Peloquin finished second with a mark of 1:06.15. Peloquin had a first-place finish of her own in the 200-yard breaststroke event, coming in at a time of 2:24.03.
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Clemson and South Carolina Swimming and Diving teams met Saturday at McHugh Natatorium, with the Clemson men winning 206-97 and the women falling 157-143. The men improve to 5-1 (3-1 ACC) on the season, while the women fall to 1-5 (1-3 ACC). For the Carolina women, it was their first win of the season, pushing their record to 1-4, while the men fell to 0-5 on the young season.
The men came out of the gates firing on all cylinders. The 200 medley relay group of Jay Crout, Andy Bergren, Adam Farnham, and Stephen Russell set a pool record of 1:31.62, blowing away the 1:31.77 mark set last season. Sean Geary (9:34.42) then led a sweep in the 1000 free, along with freshman David Gordon and sophomore Andrew Cunningham.
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia Tech women's swimming and diving team defeated Western Kentucky 135.5-107.5 but the men fell to the Hilltoppers on Saturday afternoon at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
Sophomore Agatha Kwasnik broke the school record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.09 as part of the first-place finishing 400yd freestyle relay team to lead the Tech women (4-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) over the Hilltoppers.
"Being able to break the record in season really makes me excited to see what we can do at the end of the season," Kwasnik said. "As a whole, our team is really fired up for the rest of the schedule."
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. - In its second dual-meet action of the campaign, the No. 11 North Carolina women's swimming and diving team and the No. 16 North Carolina men's swimming and diving team fell to the University of Minnesota at the Minnesota Aquatics Center. The No. 9 Golden Gopher women beat the Heels 208.5-165 while the No. 10 Minnesota men won 218-146.
The Tar Heels had a much better performance on the second day of competition after experiencing a significant deficit after Friday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri men and No. 20-ranked women swept Tech by a score of 135-108 and 148.5-94.50, respectively, to finish the weekend undefeated. With the losses, the No. 25-ranked women drop to 7-2 (1-1 ACC) while the men are now 5-3 overall (0-2 ACC).
In total, without the services of All-American Sara Smith (McGaheysville, Va.) due to injury, the women won three events and finished second in seven. The 200 medley relay team of Jordan McHorney (Virginia Beach, Va.), Jessica Botzum (Raleigh, N.C.), Megan Newell (Ashburn, Va.) and Kaleigh Gomes (Charlotte, N.C.) kicked off the meet with a victory.
For the men, Kaan Tayla (Ankara, Turkey) led the charge as he finished first in the 50 free and 100 freestyle events. Ian deToll (Culpeper, Va.) and Stephen Hawkins (Forest, Va.) followed close behind in the 50 free to finish second and third, respectively.
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