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.
Welsh Connection Adds to Bowl StorylinesFootball12/14/17Virginia (6-6) meets Navy (6-6) in the Military Bowl, Dec. 28 in Annapolis, Md. George Welsh is a former head coach of each team.Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.
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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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