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Virginia Swimming and Diving Splits Meet at North Carolina

Ellen Williamson

Ellen Williamson

Jan. 25, 2014


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CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving meet at ACC rival North Carolina came down to the final relay in both meets Saturday (Jan. 25) at Koury Natatorium, with the No. 9 Cavalier women (9-1) prevailing over the No. 7 Tar Heels, 152-146, while the No. 20 UVa men (5-4) fell to No. 16 UNC, 154-145.

Going into the final two events, the 200 IM and the 400 free relay, the women’s meet was tied at 131 and the Cavalier men held a slim 132-131 advantage.

In the women’s 200 IM, junior Ellen Williamson (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) and and freshman Kaitlyn Jones (Newark, Del.) went 1-2 to give the Cavaliers a 146-135 lead. The women’s 400 free relay of senior Rachel Naurath (Manakin-Sabot, Va.), freshman Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.), freshman Ellen Thomas (Guildford, United Kingdom) and senior Emily Lloyd (Severna Park, Md.) finished second in 3:22.61 to clinch the victory for the women.

In the men’s 200 IM, sophomore Luke Papendick (Kinnelon, N.J.) finished second in 1:48.87 and junior David Ingraham (Spartanburg, S.C.) and senior Taylor Grey (Williston, Vt.) placed third and fourth, respectively, to send the meet to the final event in a tie at 141.



North Carolina won the men’s 400 free relay to clinch the win, with the UVa squad of freshman Matt Lockman (Charlottesville, Va.), junior Kyle Dudzinski (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and seniors Brad Phillips (Herndon, Va.) and Parker Camp (Brentwood, Tenn.) placing second in 3:00.61.

On the diving boards, sophomore Becca Corbett (Louisville, Ky.) swept the women’s 1-meter and 3-meter events with scores of 288.38 and 314.78, respectively. Junior JB Kolod (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the men’s 1-meter diving with a score of 386.48 and was second on the 3-meter (378.75). Kolod’s 386.48 on 1-meter breaks his own school record.

Sophomore Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.) won both women’s backstroke events, taking the 100 in 52.91 and the 200 in 1:55.46, while Papendick claimed the men’s backstroke events in 48.07 (100 back) and 1:44.04 (200 back), respectively. Williamson touched first in the women’s 100 fly in 54.09 to add to her 200 IM victory and freshman Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) swept the women’s breaststroke events in times of 1:01.42 (100 breast) and 2:13.15 (200 breast).

The men posted 1-2-3 sweeps in the 1,000 free, 100 back, and 500 free. Phillips, senior Jan Daniec (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and freshman Rodney Fentress (Mechanicsville, Va.) went 1-2-3 in both the 1,000 free and 500 free, while Papendick, Dudzinski and senior Jack Murfee (Nashville, Tenn.) swept the 100 back.

Other individual event winners included Camp in the men’s 200 free and Grey in the men’s 200 breast.

The Cavaliers return to action next Saturday (Feb. 1) when they travel to NC State for a meet that starts at 3 p.m.


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