Skip to simplified nav
Virginia Finishes Day One against Virginia Tech

Jan. 12, 2018

Results | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  |

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-   The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed the first day of a two-day meet against Virginia Tech on Friday (Jan. 12) at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center in Christiansburg, Va.

At the conclusion of the first day, the No. 11 Virginia women were tied with No. 25 Virginia Tech, 83.5-83.5, while the No. 21 Cavalier men trailed the Hokies, 110-56.

“We had a good start to our meet at Virginia Tech for the first session,” head coach Todd DeSorbo said. “Both of our teams are still in the middle of some pretty heavy, intense training as we have not started classes yet. We are definitely swimming smart and racing hard. Virginia Tech has come out and swam and dove really well. They are putting up a good fight and challenging our teams, which is good. This is the time of year where we want to be challenged and need to be challenged. We are about six weeks away from the conference championships, and three weeks after that are the NCAA championships. We are happy to be challenged a little bit and are looking forward to finishing off the meet on some good notes tomorrow.”

Junior Kylie Towbin (New Canaan, Conn.) led the Cavalier divers, recording the top score in the women’s 1-meter. Her score of 307.58 ranks second in Virginia history. Sophomore Sydney Dusel (Naperville, Ill.) finished second in the event with a score of 282.6.



Redshirt junior Brendan Casey (Santa Monica, Calif.) recorded a time of 1:46.83 in the men’s 200-yard backstroke, capturing the top swim by over a second.

In the women’s 100-yard freestyle, freshman Anna Pang (SINGAPORE) and junior Eryn Eddy (Loveland, Colo.) placed first and second, respectively. Pang recorded a time of 50.04, while Eddy recorded a time of 50.26.

Senior Jennifer Marrkand (Westford, Mass.) led the women’s 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:57.67, while junior Zach Fong (Moorestown, N.J.) paced the men in the event with a time of 1:48.36.

The Cavaliers concluded the night with the women’s 400-yard medley relay team of freshman Emma Seiberlich (Audubon, Pa.), junior Vivian Tafuto (Hummelstown, Pa.), Pang and sophomore Morgan Hill (Olney, Md.), respectively, finishing first with a time of 3:40.76.

Virginia will return to action tomorrow for day two against Virginia Tech. The meet will begin at 11 a.m.



Top Videos
Jeff White
De'Andre Hunter
Hunter Continues to Blossom for 'Hoos
Men's Basketball
Another strong performance off the bench by redshirt freshman De'Andre Hunter helped No. 2 Virginia rally for a 59-49 win at Wake Forest on Sunday night.
Debbie Ryan
1992-93 Cavaliers Step Back Into Spotlight
Women's Basketball
The 1992-93 Virginia women's basketball team will be honored Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
De'Andre Hunter (12) and Jack Salt (33)
'Hoos Make Themselves at Home in Atlanta
Men's Basketball
No. 2 Virginia, which plays Sunday at Wake Forest, stretched its winning streak to nine games with a victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Thursday night.

Jeff White

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.

More Headlines
Online Stores
Cavalier Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop