Jan. 17, 2014
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.—The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams won four events Friday evening (Jan. 17) on the first day of a meet at Virginia Tech, that also featured Wisconsin, Harvard’s men and Miami’s women.
On the women’s side, Virginia leads Virginia Tech, 85-46, Wisconsin, 84-46, and Miami, 97-32. On the men’s side, Virginia leads Harvard, 69-62, and Wisconsin, 76-55, but trails Virginia Tech, 73-58.
In the first event of the meet, freshman Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the women’s 1,650 free in a time of 16:17.84, ahead of sophomore Hanne Borgersen (Frederick, Md.), who finished second in 16:54.99.
Freshman Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) placed second in the women’s 200 breast in 2:14.79.
On the men’s side, junior JB Kolod (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the 3-meter diving event with a score of 389.70.
Junior Luke Papendick (Kinnelon, N.J) placed second in the 200 back in 1:45.35, while senior Taylor Grey (Williston, Vt.) and junior David Ingraham (Spartanburg, S.C.) picked up third-place finishes in the 200 breast (2:01.25) and 200 fly (1:49.40), respectively.
Sophomore Becca Corbett (Louisville, Ky.) placed seventh on the women’s 1-meter diving boards with a score of 266.60.
In the final events of the day, the women’s 400 free relay of Smith, Williamson, Bartholomew and Lloyd finished second in a time of 3:24.71, while the men’s 400 free relay placed fourth in 3:02.98.
The action continues Saturday (Jan. 18). The morning swim session will start at 9 a.m. with the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 800 free relay events. Diving continues at 10:30 a.m. with the women's 3m and men's 1m, while the final swim session starts at 1 p.m. with the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 400 medley relay being contested.
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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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