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Maryland Swimmers Sweep Weekend At Home

Oct 23, 2000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Junior Michael Malchak (Columbia, Md.) and senior Suzy Catterson (Reno, Nev.) led the University of Maryland men's and women's swimming and diving teams to a conference win over NC State. The men defeated the Wolfpack 144-99 while the women were victorious 154-89.

Catterson placed first in two events, finishing the 200 IM in 2:07.05 and the 100 freestyle in 51.18. Junior Kelly Bowman (Hauppage, N.Y.) also won two events, taking both the 200 free and the 500 free with times of 1:51.43 and 5:00.12, respectively. Other Terrapin women to place first were junior Jenna Hough (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in the 1000 free with a time of 10:21.02, senior Katy Novotny (Bel Air, Md.), who took the 50 free in 23.46, sophomore Bridget Mallon (Arlington, Va.) who won the 200 butterfly in 2:04.44 and sophomore Jill Martin (Orlando, Fla.) who won the 200 breaststroke in 2:22.27.

In the men's competition, Malchak won both the 1000 free and the 500 free with times of 9:26.26 and 4:36.55, respectively. Junior Greg Courtois (Saveuse, France) placed first in the 200 free in 1:41.98 and then in the 100 free in 46.10. Maryland's men took home three other first place finishes, including junior Ryan Walker (Havertown, Pa.) in the 200 IM (1:54.31), junior Steven Vigilante (Plano, Texas) in the 3M dive.

Maryland also controlled the relays. The women's team of Catterson, freshman Wendy Whitcomb (Cheshire, Conn.), Mallon and Novotny won the 400 medley in 3:51.53. For the men, senior Aaron Peterson (Fredericksburg, Va.) also won the 400 medley.

Both Terrapin teams are now 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Atlactic Coast Conference (ACC). The next meet will be against Johns Hopkins on Friday, Oct. 27. The meet will be at home in the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium, beginning at 4 p.m.