Feb. 22, 1997

UVa Women Finish Third At ACC Swimming And Diving Championships

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-- University of Virginia freshman Emily Carrig led the Virginia women's swimming and diving team to a third place finish in the 1997 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships which concluded Saturday (Feb. 22) at the University of North Carolina's Koury Natatorium. Clemson won the team competition with 708 points, North Carolina finished second with 661 points and Virginia was third with 658.5 points. Florida State finished fourth (488.5), North Carolina State was fifth (395), Maryland sixth (328) and Duke seventh (131). Carrig won two events, finished second in another, was a member of Virginia's record-setting 800-freestyle relay team and a member of the Cavaliers' winning 400-freestyle relay. She won the 500-freestyle (4:47.52) on Thursday (Feb. 20), won the 200-butterfly (2:00.10) on Saturday (Feb. 22) and finished second in the 200-freestyle (1:48.73) on Friday (Feb. 21). UVa's 800-freestyle relay team of Carrig, and freshmen Rebecca Cronk, Emily Trakas and Sharon Riedlinger won the event in a meet-record time of 7:21.13 on Friday. Carrig, Cronk, Trakas and freshman Meg McCubbins teamed to win the 400-freestyle relay (3:21.86) on Saturday.

Cronk had two second place finishes in individual events to go along with being a member of two winning relay teams. She finished second in the 50-freestyle (23.43) on Thursday and the 100-freestyle (50.31) on Saturday.

Other top performers for the Cavaliers were freshmen Kathryn Caratelli, Riedlinger McCubbins and Trakas, and sophomores Bridget Vogelsang and Valerie Zammitti. Caratelli won the three-meter diving competition (506.70) and finished second in the one-meter diving competition (403.15). Riedlinger won the 1650-freestyle (16:40) and finished second in the 500-freestyle (4:49.94). McCubbins finished second in the 100-butterfly (55.53), fourth in the 50-freestyle (23.61) and fifth in the 100-freestyle (50.90). Trakas was third in the 200-freestyle (1:50.08), fourth in the 100-freestyle (50.83) and fifth in the 50-freestyle (23.88). Vogelsang finished second in the 1650-freestyle (16:41.36), while Zammitti was third in both the 100-butterfly (55.87) and the 200-butterfly (2:02.07).

The Virginia men's swimming and diving team competes in the ACC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C., February 27-March 1.