Swimming and Diving Stays Strong; Leads Terrapin Cup After Second Day



    Swimming and Diving Stays Strong; Leads Terrapin Cup After Second Day
    Lisa Shelps sets her third school record of the weekend

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (November 16, 2007) - The University of Connecticut swimming and diving team continues to lead the Terrapin Cup after the second full day of competition at the University of Maryland.

    The men control the lead with 694 points, while the women are maintaining their lead position with 465 points.

    Lisa Shelps (Quakertown, Pa.) took second place in the 400 individual medley with a school record time of 4:20.79, the time was also good enough for an NCAA "B" cut. This was Shelps' third school record of the weekend, as she also took records in the 50 freestyle and 200 individual medley.

    Courtney Haney (Mesa, Ariz.) topped the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.47.

    In the men's one-meter dive, Michael Clifford (West Islip, N.Y.) and Stephen Ferreira (Madison, Conn.) went back-to-back taking the top two spots. Clifford won the event with 282.50 points, while Ferreira scored 279.40.

    In the 100 backstroke Alex Davidson (Pointe-Claire, Quebec) grabbed second place with a time of 51.06.

    Also scoring high for the Huskies were Adrian Astiz (Bethesda, Md.), Tomaz Sobek (Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland), Stephen Kustra (North Huntington, Pa.), John Henry Dasinger (Madison, Miss.) and Jordan Zarin (Rockville, Md).

    Astiz took third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.82, while Dasinger placed fourth in the event clocking in at 50.03.

    Sobek was third in the 100 breaststroke timing in at 57.08.

    Kustra captured third place in the 400 individual medley with his time of 4:05.08.

    Zarin was the fourth place finisher in the 100 butterfly clocking in at 57.40.

    The swimming and diving team's return to action on Saturday, November 17 for the final day of competition in the Terrapin Cup.