November 15, 1996
Swimmer Webb Shines In Virginia Defeat
Men's Results OHIO STATE 140.5 VIRGINIA 100.5
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- The University of Virginia men's swimming team set season best times in six of eleven events but it was not enough as #24 Ohio State defeated the Cavaliers 140.5 to 100.5 at the Virginia Aquatic and Fitness Center. Virginia's Jason Webb (Philadelphia, PA), a two-time all-American, swam the fastest time in a collegiate meet in the 200-yard backstroke. Webb settled for a first place tie in the event with Ohio State's Marko Strahija with both swimmers finishing in 1:45.85.
Freshman Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, WI) set a team best time in the 1,000-yard freestyle, finishing in 9:22.72. Ramirez also put in a strong second-place performance in the 500-yard freestyle as he set a season best time of 4:33.92.
Other Cavaliers swimming to victory included Tom Woodworth (Waynesboro, VA) in the 50-yard freestyle, Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) in the 200-yard butterfly, and D.J. Gallagher (Manhasset, NY) in the 200-yard breaststroke. Woodworth has won the 50 free in the new Aquatics and Fitness Center in each of the Cavaliers' three home meets this season. He also swam his best time of the season in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing second in 46.87.The loss drops the Cavaliers' record to 3-2 on the season. Virginia returns to action December 7th and 8th when they face Harvard and Florida State, respectively, in dual meets. The time for both meets are to be announced.
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
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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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