Trio from Columbia does swimminglyThree local swimmers...

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December 17, 1992|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

Trio from Columbia does swimmingly

Three local swimmers from the Retriever Aquatic Club had stellar performances at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships on Dec. 4-6 in Orlando, Fla.

Elysia Moreland and Ingrid Kilpe, both of Columbia, helped pace the club women's team to a ninth-place finish out of 112 teams from around the country.

Moreland, who attends Howard High School, took sixth in the 200 butterfly in 2 minutes, 18.32 seconds, and eighth in the 400 individual medley in 5:01.99.

Kilpe, a student at Centennial High School, finished 12th in the 200 backstroke, with a time of 2:22.78.

Megan Malchak, also of Columbia, represented the UMBC swim team and took 13th in the 200 breaststroke in 2:46.61.

"It was by far our best performance as a team at a national event," said Sid Burkot, the coach of the aquatic club and UMBC's team. "It seems that after two or three years of struggling at the national level, they were finally able to put it all together.

"The kids are older, and they were a little less nervous this time."

In other club news, Kilpe -- considered one of the country's premier backstrokers -- signed a letter of intent with UMBC. Kilpe took third in the backstroke at last year's Junior Nationals with a 2:01.2.

Boys soccer

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With six different players scoring,

Columbia Contact opened the indoor season by defeating the Crofton Cardinals, 6-0, on Sunday.

Goalkeepers Chris Moe and Pat Nugent shared the shutout, aided by tough defensive play by Louis Grimmel and Steve Feddor.

Josh Mazalewski had a goal and an assist, and Chris Ford and Sam Salganik each had two assists. Also scoring were Kasty Jamaris, Robbie Abramson, Austin Smith, Ryan Cox and Jared Blaney.

Columbia Contact, a SAC under-13 travel team, is competing in the under-14 league at Myers Pavilion in Baltimore.

The Howard County recreation roundup appears Tuesdays and Thursdays. To submit information, call Rich Scherr at (410) 521-0505.

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