Jan. 25, 1997
Virginia Men Lose, Women Upset Tar Heels
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Four different athletes won two events each for the University of Virginia men's swimming team, but it was not quite enough as the Cavaliers dropped a close meet to No. 11 North Carolina, 150-144. The Tar Heels captured first and second place in the final event of the day, the 400 yard freestyle relay, to come from behind for the victory. Virginia falls to 3-6 overall and 1-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while North Carolina improves to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the ACC.
Junior Jason Webb (Philadelphia) continued his strong performances in the backstroke events, capturing first place in the 100 yard back (49.67) and the 200 yard back (1:46.35). Junior Douglas Gallagher took first place in the 100 yard breaststroke (56.27) and the 200 yard breaststroke (2:01.83), while sophomore Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta) was victorious in the 100 yard butterfly (48.63) and the 200 yard butterfly (1:47.04). Freshman Kyle McDuffie (Tallahassee, Fla.) was also a double-winner for the Cavaliers, winning both the 1m and 3m diving competitions.
Two other swimmers captured first place finishes for Virginia. Freshman Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wis.) won the 1,000 yard freestyle in a time of 9:19.77 and freshman Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C.) took first in the 400 yard individual medley with a time of 3:57.49.
The Virginia swimming teams will be in action again tomorrow, when they host a dual meet with Duke at 2 p.m. The UVa women's swimming team will also face North Carolina at 4 p.m.
For the women, freshmen Emily Carrig (Richmond, Va.) and Kathryn Caratelli (Westlake, Ohio) both won two events as the Virginia women's swimming team posted a 158-142 upset victory over No. 12 North Carolina. Virginia improves to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with the win, while North Carolina falls to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the ACC.
The Cavaliers clinched the victory on the final event of the meet, the 400 yard freestyle relay. The Virginia team of freshmen Rebecca Cronk (Charlottesville, Va.), Emily Trakas (Herndon, Va.), Kori Forster (New Orleans, La.) and Meghan McCubbins (Richmond, Va.) won the event with a time of 3:28.95.
Carrig claimed her victories in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:54.77 and the 1,000 yard freestyle in a time of 10:07.59. Caratelli won both of the diving events, scoring 262.575 in the 1m competition and 287.25 in the 3m competition. Other event winners for the Cavaliers were Cronk in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 52.47 and freshman Lindsey Schubert (Greenwich, Conn.) in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:23.17.
Summary 200-Yd. Medley Relay--North Carolina, 1:31.10; 1000-Yd. Freestyle--Austin Ramirez (UVA), 9:19.77; 200-Yd. Freestyle--Trevor Runberg (UNC), 1:40.10; 100-Yd. Backstroke--Jason Webb (UVA), 49.67; 100-Yd. Breaststroke--D.J. Gallagher (UVA), 56.27; 200-Yd. Butterfly--Shamek Pietucha (UVA), 1:47.04; 50-Yd. Freestyle--Tom Woodworth (UVA), 20.79; 100-Yd. Freestyle--Ted Brisson (UNC), 46.34; 200-Yd. Backstroke--Jason Webb (UVA), 1:46.35; 200-Yd. Breaststroke--D.J. Gallagher (UVA), 2:01.83; 500-Yd. Freestyle--Micah Copeland (UNC), 4:32.78; 100-Yd. Butterfly--Shamek Pietucha (UVA), 48.63; 400-Yd. Individual Medley--Doak Finch (UVA), 3:57.49; 400-Yd. Freestyle Relay--North Carolina, 3:02.70. Records: North Carolina 7-2, ACC 3-0; Virginia 3-6, ACC 1-3
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.
Director of News Content
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.
Virginia Finishes Third in 400 Free Relay at NCAAs
Swimming & Diving | 3/17/2018
The Cavaliers finish third in the 400-yard freestyle relay to close out the women's NCAA...
Moroney Leads Cavaliers on Third Day of NCAAs
Swimming & Diving | 3/16/2018
Megan Moroney led the Cavaliers on the third day of competition at the NCAA Championships.
Virginia Records Three Podium Finishes on Day Two of NCAAs
Swimming & Diving | 3/15/2018
The Cavaliers recorded two fourth-place finishes and nine All-America honors on the sconed day of...
Virginia Opens NCAA Championships with All-America Honors
Swimming & Diving | 3/14/2018
Virginia opens the Women's NCAA Championships with a school record and All-America honors in the ...
Virginia Women Begin NCAA Championships Wednesday
Swimming & Diving | 3/13/2018
The Cavaliers will head to the NCAA Championships with 19 competitors. The four-day meet will...
Johnson, Dusel Earn Automatic Berths in Platform
Swimming & Diving | 3/7/2018
The Cavalier will have four divers compete in the NCAA Championships in the platform. Sydney...
Virginia Men Advance Ten Swimmers to NCAA Championships ...
Swimming & Diving | 03/07/2018
Ten members men's swimming and diving team qualified for individual events at the 2018 NCAA...
Towbin Wins 3-meter Dive at NCAA Zone Diving
Swimming & Diving | 03/06/2018
Kylie Towbin and Sydney Dusel advance to the NCAA Championships in the 3-meter dive.
- Online Stores