Mar. 27, 1997
UVa's Ramirez 13th in 500 Freestyle at NCAA Championships
Virginia's 400 Medley Relay Team Finishes 14th
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The University of Virginia's Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wisc.) finished 13th in the 500 freestyle and UVa's 400 medley relay team finished 14th during the first day of competition at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday (March 27).
Ramirez, a freshman, had a time of 4:24.31 in the 500 freestyle. Michigan's John Piersma won the event in a time of 4:15.79.
Virginia's 400 medley relay team of junior Jason Webb (Philadelphia, Pa.), sophomore D.J. Gallagher (Manhasset, N.Y.), sophomore Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Ontario), and senior Tom Woodworth (Waynesboro, Va.) finished in a time of 3:16.84. Auburn won the event with a time of 3:08.96.
Freshman Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C.) finished 37th for the Cavaliers in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:51.68.
Woodworth also competed in the 50 freestyle, finishing 42nd in a time of 20.43 seconds.
Virginia is 27th in the team standings after the first day of competition.
The NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships continue through Saturday (March 29).
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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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