COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 3. IT was a mixed bag of results for the University of Maryland men's and women's swimming and diving teams Saturday afternoon vs. Ohio State and Virginia Tech in Columbus.
The Terrapin women improved to 6-1 on the year with wins over the host Buckeyes 150-92 and the Hokies, 136-107. The Terrapin men did not fare as well, losing to both Ohio State 143-96 and Virginia Tech 136-105.
Junior Bridget Mallon (Arlington, Va.) had an outstanding meet, winning three events for the Terps. Mallon finished first in the 200-fly (2:04.91) while also swimming on the winning 400-free and 400-medley relay teams.
As a team, the Terrapin women had three other swimmers that won two events on the day. Senior Petra Adamkova (Nachod, Czech Rep.) won the 50-free (23.99) and junior Jill Martin finished first in the 200-breast (2:21.64) as the two also swam on the Terps' winning 400-medley relay team (3:52.98).
Freshman Megan Knepper (Williamsport, Md.) joined the other three on the winning relay squad. Freshman Elizabeth Lavell (Annapolis, Md.) captured first-place honors in both the 200-IM (2:04.20) and the 500-free (4:59.71).
The 400-free relay team consisting of freshman Cynthia Weir (Irwin, Pa.); senior Kelly Bowman (Hauppauge, N.Y.); sophomore Valerie Courtois (Saveuse, France) and Bridget Mallon also turned in a winning performance in a time of 3:32.01.
On the men's side, both freshman Erik Weinberg (Phoenix, Md.) and senior Michael Malchak (Columbia, Md.) won events. Weinberg was first in the 200-back (1:50.51) while Malchak won the 500-free (4:41.60).
The 400-free relay team that included Weinberg, freshman Mike Fried (Ambler, Pa.); junior Gordon Hazzard (Darnestown, Md.) and freshman Chris Brandenberger (Stony Brook, N.Y.) won with a time of 3:11.47.
The loss dropped the Terrapin men 3-4 on the year while the Terrapin women improved to 6-1. Both squads are in action next Friday (Nov. 9) at home vs. Georgia Tech. The action will begin at 4 p.m. in the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium.