No. 12 Maryland Women Swimmers Sweep Quad Meet On Senior Day, Pitt Tops Men

COLLEGE PARK, MD, January 16. MARYLAND’S No. 12 ranked women's swimming and diving team dominated the second day of the quad meet, scoring more than twice as many points as each of its three opponents.

The Terps defeated ACC rival N.C. State 281-72; Pittsburgh 244-108; and Villanova 281-65.

The men beat Villanova 300-51, but were edged out by N.C. State 178-169 and No. 23 Pittsburgh 199.5-153.5.

Thirteen seniors were honored before the meet as it was Senior Day, the last home meet of the season.

Individual winners for the women (8-0, 4-0 ACC) included sophomore Sasha Malanina (Volgograd, Russia) in the 400-yard individual medley (4:22.51), senior Chrissy Miller (Seaside Park, N.J.) in the 100-yard freestyle (51.13), senior Megan Knepper (Williamsport, Md.) in the 200-yard backstroke (2:00.69), senior Marina Mulyayeva (Almaty, Kazakhstan) in the 100-yard butterfly (55.36), freshman diver Nicole Rose (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) on the 3-meter board (263.55), junior Krisztina Kovacs (Budapest, Hungary) in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:19.46) and freshman Meghan Sackett (Cockeysville, Md.) in the 500-free (4:55.58).

Malanina, Miller, Knepper and Mulyayeva recorded NCAA `B' cuts in their respective events.

In addition, the Terps swept the relays, with Knepper, Mulyayeva, sophomore Gigi deToll (Culpeper, Va.) and senior Cynthia Weir (Irwin, Pa.) taking the 200-medley relay (1:43.60) and Knepper, Weir, freshman Maya Finkler (Rishon-le-zion, Israel) and Mulyayeva winning the 400-free relay (3:25.94).

Freshman Martin Ott (Bayreuth, Germany) and senior Erik Weinberg (Phoenix, Md.) were the only winners for the men (3-5, 0-4 ACC). Ott took the 400-IM in 4:02.61, and Weinberg recorded his first `B' cut of the season in the 200-back (1:46.93).

The Terps return to the pool in two weeks when they travel to Durham, N.C. to take on ACC rival Duke Jan. 28, and Chapel Hill, N.C. to take on ACC powerhouse North Carolina on Jan. 29.

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