Terrapin Swim Teams Split Against Pittsburgh
Jan. 19, 2001
COLLEGE PARK, Md.- The University of Maryland swimming and diving teams had mixed results Friday evening versus Pittsburgh at the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium.
The Terrapin women, ranked No. 16 in the latest CSCAA Top 25, improved to 8-0 on the year with a 144-99 win over Pittsburgh. The men's team battled No. 18 Pittsburgh down to the final event before falling to the Panthers, 139-104. The defeat was the first of the season for the men as they fall to 7-1.
"We had some good swims today against a quality opponent in the University of Pittsburgh," commented Terrapin coach Jim Wenhold following the meet. "We have some real difficult meets ahead of us, however, we are still focusing on the ACC Championships as our top priority."
For the women, senior Suzy Catterson (Reno, Nev.) won two events for the Terps. Catterson took top honors in the 50 free (23.32) and the 100 free (50.98). The Nevada native also was part of the Terps' winning 200 medley relay team (1:45.12) along with senior Katy Novotny (Bel Air, Md.), sophomore Bridget Mallon (Arlington, Va.) and junior Petra Adamkova (Nachod, Czech Rep.).
Mallon also won the 100 fly with a time of 56.30. Other winners for the women included junior diver Ashleye Henyan (Corning, N.Y.) on the 3-meter board (265.42), sophomore Jill Thomas (Baton Rouge, La.) in the 200 IM (2:07.06) and junior Kelly Bowman (Hauppauge, N.Y.) in the 200 free (1:50.73). Bowman also joined Novotny, Adamkova, and freshman Allison Mahlstedt (Houston, Texas) on Maryland's winning 200 free relay team.
Junior Michael Malchak (Columbia, Md.) turned in an impressive performance versus the Panthers. The Maryland native dominated the distance events by winning both the 1650 free (15:52.16) and the 500 free (4:36.26).
Other winners for the men included junior Thomas Ehrhardt (Aschaffenburg, Germany) in the 100 fly (50.00) and junior Ryan Walker (Havertown, Pa.) in the 100 back (50.71). The 200 medley relay team consisting of Walker, Ehrhardt, senior Drew Childs (Wallingford, Pa.) and junior Luis Emilio (Brasilia, Brazil) finished first with a time of 1:32.69.
The Terrapin women are back in action tomorrow with a showdown versus No. 15 Penn State. The action is set to begin at noon at the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium. The men's team returns to competition next Sat., Jan. 27, versus No. 14 North Carolina. Both the men and women will be in action in Chapel Hill with the event set to start at 11 a.m.