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Aug. 30, 1997

Virginia's Shamek Pietucha Wins Silver Medal at World University Games

Cavalier Swimmer Earns Second Medal of the Week

MESSINA, Italy - University of Virginia junior Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta) won a silver medal in the 100 meter butterfly at the World University Games. Representing Canada, Pietucha swam a time of 54.33 to take second place in the event. Earlier this week, Pietucha won a bronze medal in the 200 meter butterfly.

Denis Silantev of the Ukraine won the 100 fly in a time of 53.73. Silantev was also the gold medal winner in the 200 meter butterfly. A pair of Americans captured third and fourth place in the event, in University of Texas swimmers Stephen Martyak (54.50) and Bryan Jones (54.65).

Pietucha is the lone UVa athlete to win two medals at the World University Games. Other Cavaliers to earn medals were soccer players Matt Chulis, Ben Olsen, Scott Vermillion and Brian West (Bronze) and basketball player Curtis Staples (Gold).

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