Jan. 18, 2014
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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.—The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up 11 event wins on the way to five dual-meet victories as competition closed Saturday (Jan. 18) at a two-day meet in Christiansburg, Va.
The No. 9 UVa women (7-1) picked up dual-meet wins over Virginia Tech (245-125), Wisconsin (225-139) and Miami (266-93), while the No. 18 Virginia men (4-3) defeated No. 24 Harvard (225.5-137.5) and Wisconsin (240-127), but fell to the Hokies (217-153).
The Cavaliers won both 400 IMs, with junior Shaun Casey (Port Orange, Fla.) claiming the women’s race in 4:18.51 and classmate David Ingraham (Spartanburg, S.C.) winning the men’s event in 3:54.71.
In the women’s 200 free, Smith won in a time of 1:48.63, ahead of senior Caroline Kenney (Suwanee, Ga.), who was second in 1:52.62. In the men’s 200 free, senior Parker Camp (Brentwood, Tenn.) touched first in 1:38.71.
Freshman Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) finished first in the women’s 100 breast in 1:02.56, while sophomore Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) placed second in the men’s 100 breast in 56.17.
In the women’s 100 back, the Cavaliers had the top three finishers, with sophomore Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.) winning in 53.78 and freshman Kaitlyn Jones (Newark, Del.) and senior Charlotte Clarke (Adelaide, Australia) placing second and third. Senior Jack Murfee (Nashville, Tenn.) was second in the men’s 100 back in 49.12.
Just like in the women’s 1,650 free on Friday evening, Smith and sophomore Hanne Borgersen
(Frederick, Md.) went 1-2 in the women’s 500 free, finishing in 4:48.70 and 4:54.66, respectively.
In between the two swimming sessions, junior JB Kolod placed second on the men’s 1-meter diving boards with a score of 341.85.
In the women’s 200 IM, junior Ellen Williamson (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) touched first in a time of 2:01.74, while freshman Jones was second in 2:03.63. Camp won the men’s 200 IM in a time of 1:49.31. Sophomore Luke Papendick (Kinnelon, N.J.), senior Taylor Grey (Williston, Vt.) and Ingraham followed Camp to give UVa a 1-2-3-4 finish in the event.
The Cavalier women also picked up two relay wins Saturday in the 800 free relay and 400 medley relay. The 800 free relay squad of Smith, Kenney, Jones and senior Rachel Naurath (Manakin-Sabot, Va.) finished in 7:25.03, while the 400 medley relay team of Bartholomew, Simon, Williamson and senior Emily Lloyd (Severna Park, Md.) posted a time of 3:41.72.
Virginia returns to action next weekend when they travel to face Duke on Friday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. in Durham, N.C. The Cavaliers take on North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Saturday, Jan. 25. The men's meet is scheduled for a noon start, while the women's meet will begin at 3 p.m.