ACC Championships: Day Three

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, February 20. MARYLAND had another record-breaking day in the pool Thursday evening, setting four school records in the 200 free relay, 1-meter diving, 200 individual medley and 50 free at the 2009 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium.

Senior Yelena Skalinskaya picked up her second school record of the meet, placing sixth in the 50 free with an NCAA B-cut time of 22.67. Sophomore Annie Fittin set a lifetime best and finished 19th in the same event (23.00).

Freshman Alisa Kurbatova was the first Terp to reach the awards podium when her school record point-total of 333.05 landed her a third-place finish in the 1-meter diving competition. Fellow rookie Ginny Glover set a career-best in the 500 free (4:47.63) and bested her previous time by nearly eight seconds en route to an NCAA B-cut time and a 12th-place finish.

Jen Vogel continued to produce for Maryland, notching a school record and NCAA B-cut finish in the 200 IM while placing ninth in the event.

Skalinskaya ended the day with a bang, racking up her third school record with the help of Fittin, Jackie Davidson, and Blair Cross, as the 200 free relay (1:31.91) finished sixth.

Maryland sits in sixth place with 127 points heading into day three of the competiton.

“Every girl that swam today did a great job for us,” head coach Sean Schimmel said. “As a whole, points-wise, we need to solidify where we are as a group and work on getting points as a team.”

Swimming and diving action resumes tomorrow with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m.

Special thanks to Maryland for contributing this report.

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