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December 8, 1996

Virginia Swimming Teams Win Invitational Meet With Harvard And Villanova

Men's Results       Women's Results
Virginia    666     Virginia    638
Harvard     645     Villanova   553
Villanova   273     Harvard     385

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Sophomore Valerie Zammitti (Paramus, N.J.) and freshman Kathryn Caratelli (Westlake, Ohio) both won two events to lead the University of Virginia men's and women's swimming teams to first place finishes in a three team invitational meet. On the women's side, the Cavaliers scored 638, Villanova placed second with 553 and Harvard came in third with 385. The Virginia men's team finished first with a total of 666, while Harvard was second with 645 and Villanova placed third with 273.

For the women, Zammitti won the 100 yard butterfly in a time of 58:38 and the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:07.04. Caratelli captured first place in both the diving events, winning the one meter with a score of 385.35 and the three meter with a score of 475.45. Other event winners for the Cavaliers were freshman Laura Sullivan (Sarasota, Fla.) in the 1,000 yard freestyle (10:26.01), freshman Emily Carrig (Richmond, Va.) in the 200 yard freestyle (1:54.32), freshman Julie Gehm (Richmond, Va.) in the 100 yard freestyle (53.59) and sophomore Bridget Vogelsang (Menlo Park, Calif.) in the 500 yard freestyle (5:02.45).

On the men's side, junior Douglas Gallagher (Manhasset, N.Y.), freshman Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C.) and freshman Kyle McDuffie (Tallahassee, Fla.) were the only event winners for Virginia. Gallagher won the 200 yard breaststroke in a time of 2:03.71, Finch took first in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 1:49.64, and McDuffie won the one meter diving with a score of 416.25. Even though UVa won only three events in the meet, it had numerous second and third place finishes to help secure first place overall.

The Cavaliers now have over a month off before their next meet of the season. They will return to action on January 12, when they travel to Penn State for a 12:00 p.m. meet.

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