Nov. 27, 2012
PITTSBURGH – Coming off the Pitt Invitational in which the Panthers turned in 108 lifetime best swims, the University of Pittsburgh men’s swimming and diving team is ranked 16th nationally and the women’s team is 23rd, according to the latest CollegeSwimming.com Performance Poll.
The CollegeSwimming.com Performance Poll is compiled by scoring each team’s top twenty-seven swims in a given meet over a three week period.
The Panthers had their best swims of the season last weekend at the Pitt Invitational that saw the men and women combine to win 19 of the 42 events throughout the three day event. Pitt dominated the field as both the men and women outscored West Virginia, the second place finisher, by more than 500 points.
The Invitational was highlighted by male freshman swimmer Mack Rice who set a new school record in the 200 IM with a time of 1.48.92. Senior backstroker Adam Maczewski also sent a message to the nation, swimming the second fastest 100 Yard Backstroke collegiate time in the country this season en route to winning the event in 47.59.
Maczewski looks to win the 100 Back individual championship this weekend at the AT&T Winter Nationals as he leads 10 Pitt swimmers into Austin, Texas, this Friday-Sunday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
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