Terrapin Cup, Day Three

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, November 19. THE Maryland men's swimming and diving team recorded a massive 1,260 points to capture the 2011 Terp Cup at Eppley Recreation Natatorium.

The Terps swept the 200 breast, 200 back and 200 fly as David Speese (1:59.68), Andrew Relihan (1:46.89) and Sean Stewart (1:47.78) touched the wall first in each event, respectively.

John Hauser took second in the 100 free (44.43) and Alex Spina led the Terps with a second place performance in the 1650 free (15.34.47). He was followed by teammate Matthew Tynan who took third (15:47.57).

Raymond Cswerko (2:03.80) and Anderson Sloan (2:06.33) picked up points in the finals of the 200 breast with second and eighth place showings, respectively. Matt Meserole (1:47.48) and Bradley Dillon (1:48.39) helped the Terps complete a sweep of the top three spots in the 200 back.

Maryland recorded five of the top eight finishes in the 200 fly. Jeff Winters (second – 1:48.57), Kyle Madley (third – 1:51.67), Spencer Sterling (fifth – 1:51.68) and Tynan (eighth – 1:57.40) followed Stewart in the event.

"They did such a good job from top to bottom and they kept getting better and kept building on it," head coach Sean Schimmel said. "They really focused. It was a great experience six out of six sessions. They were awesome."

Maryland returns to official competition Jan. 7, 2012 with a dual meet at Towson.

The Maryland women's swimming and diving team bested second place Towson by 680 points to capture the 2011 Terp Cup at Eppley Recreation Natatorium Saturday.

Individual first place finishes included Ginny Glover in the 200 back (1:55.67), Megan Lafferty in the 100 free (48.97), Alexa Hamilton in the 200 breast (2:12.24) and Addison Koelle in the 200 fly (1:58.10). Both Glover's 200 back and Hamilton's 200 breast performances established new school records.

Katie Hughes (third – 1:59.43), Melanie Busch (fifth – 2:00.44) and Victoria Cassidy (sixth – 2:00.53) followed Glover in the 200 back. Carolyn Fittin took second in the 100 free (50.01).

Maryland also picked up additional points in the 200 breast from Laura Flewelling (2:13.08), Amy Halligan (2:17.31), and Ashley Cox (2:21.60) who finished second, third, and eighth, respectively.

Jennifer Roberts (1:58.17) and Meggie Schmidt (2:02.85) touched the wall at second and sixth to aid the Terps in the 200 fly. Kacie Ciampoli finished second to lead Maryland in the 1650 free (16:42.22).

Maryland also won the 400 free relay as the team of Fittin, Glover, Roberts and Lafferty (3:19.81) topped second place NC State by nearly five seconds.

"They did such a good job from top to bottom and they kept getting better and kept building on it," head coach Sean Schimmel said. "They really focused. It was a great experience six out of six sessions. They were awesome."
Maryland returns to official competition Jan. 7, 2012 with a dual meet at Towson.

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