Jan. 17, 2014
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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.
Sophomore Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.) captured the women’s 200 back in 1:57.03, while freshman Kaitlyn Jones (Newark, Del.) was second in 1:58.61.
In the women’s 200 fly, junior Ellen Williamson (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) touched first in 2:00.13, ahead of classmate Shaun Casey (Port Orange, Fla.), who placed second in 2:01.07.
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.
Seniors Jan Daniec (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and Brad Phillips (Herndon, Va.) placed second and third in the 1,650 free in 15:38.86 and 15:48.64, respectively.
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.
Senior Emily Lloyd (Severna Park, Md.) was the runner-up in the women’s 100 free in 51.19, while junior Kyle Dudzinski (Pittsburgh, Pa.) placed seventh in the men’s 100 free in 46.02.
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.