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Terrapins Roll Over UMBC

Nov 10, 2000

BALTIMORE, MD - The University of Maryland men's and women's swimming and diving teams both remained undefeated on the year as both teams swept UMBC today at the UMBC Natatorium, in Baltimore. The women's team (6-0) ranked No. 24 in the CSCAA Speedo America's Top 25, cruised to a 154-80 victory over the Retrievers. The Terrapin men, also a perfect 6-0, won easily by a score of 149-94.

For the women, senior Katy Novotny (Bel Air, Md.) and junior Jenna Hough (Pittsburgh, Pa.) both won two individual events for the Terrapins. Novotny took top honors in the 50 free in a time of 23.76 and the 100 with a time of 51.83. Hough swept both the 1000 free (10:21.72) and the 500 free (5:05.14). Other winners for the women included junior Robyn Hladish (Solon, Ohio) in the 200 free (1:57.40), sophomore Jill Thomas (Baton Rouge, La.) in the 200 IM (2:09.49), junior Nicole Shafer (Ashton, Md.) in the 1-meter dive (162.05), sophomore Bridget Mallon (Arlington, Va.) in the 200 fly (2:04.30), sophomore Lauren Smith (Silver Spring, Md.) in the 200 back (2:10.02) and sophomore Carrie Reinhardt (Monkton, Md.) in the 3-meter dive (161.65). This was the first meet of the season that the Terps won both diving events.

On the men's side, senior Predrag Stojadinovic (Belgrade, Serbia) was the only multiple winner for the Terrapins. Stojadinovic won his first two events of the season in the 200 free (1:43.33) and the 500 free (4:42.30). The 4:42.30 time was a season-best for Stojadinovic in that event. The men had a total of five other swimmers who finished first in individual events. The winners included junior Michael Malchak (Columbia, Md.) in the 1000 free (9:45.56), sophomore Chris Roddy (Silver Spring, Md.) in the 1-meter dive with a score of 176.45, senior Greg Courtois (Saveuse, France) in the 100 free (47.40), junior Ryan Walker (Havertown, Pa.) in the 200 back (1:54.13) and freshman Steven Vigilante (Plano, Texas), who was victorious on the 3-meter board with a score of 163.40.

Both teams will not compete in another event until Wednesday, Jan. 17, at home when the Terps host regional-rival George Washington. The meet is set to begin at 5:00 p.m.

Several members of both the men's and women's teams will compete against some of the top swimmers in the world, Nov. 15-16, at the FINA World Cup. The 2000 FINA World Cup will be held for the second straight year at the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium, on the campus of the University of Maryland.