April 21, 1997
Virginia's Shamek Pietucha Places Fourth at World Short Course Championship
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - University of Virginia sophomore Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta) finished in fourth place in the 200 meter butterfly at the World Short Course Swimming Championship, which was held this past weekend in Gothenberg, Sweden. Representing Canada, Pietucha swam a time of 1:56.55 to capture fourth place in the 200 fly, finishing behind only James Hickman of Great Britain (1:55.55), Denis Silantiev of the Ukraine (1:55.76) and Scott Goodman of Australia (1:55.94).
During the preliminary round, Pietucha had the second fastest time at 1:56.04, placing behind only Hickman (1:55.68). 1996 Olympic gold medalist Denis Pankratov of Russia finished ninth in the preliminaries with a time of 1:58.22 and failed to qualify for the finals.
Pietucha won All-America honors for the Cavaliers this past season, placing fourth at the NCAA Championship in the 200 yard butterfly and 18th in the 100 yard butterfly. Virginia finished the 1996-97 season with an overall record of 5-6, while placing 20th at the NCAA Championship and fourth in the ACC Championship.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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