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Virginia Bidding to Win its First Atlantic Coast Conference.

Feb. 20, 1998

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia, bidding to win its first Atlantic Coast Conference women's swimming and diving championship since 1990, held onto first place following the second day of action. The Cavaliers have 535.5 points through 13 of 20 events, giving them a 41 point lead over second-place North Carolina (494.5 points) at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Defending-champion Clemson stands in third place with 355 points, followed by Maryland with 256 points. North Carolina State (230), Florida State (205) and Duke (127) round out the scoring.

Virginia won two events on the day, those being the 100-yard breaststroke and the 800-yard freestyle relay. Kori Forster took the title in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.96. The 800 free relay team of Rebecca Cronk, Laura Sullivan, Emily Trakas and Emily Carrig won their event in a time of 7:22.86, after Clemson's team was disqualified. The Tigers finished first in the event, but had their time taken away when a swimmer jumped into the pool to celebrate while other teams were still completing the event.

North Carolina won four events on the day, and has now had the winning swimmer or relay team in eight of 13 events. Two Tar Heels won their second event of the championship in Richelle Fox and Chrissy Miller.

Fox captured first in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 53.45, setting a new ACC meet-record in the process. She adds that to the 50-yard freestyle title which she captured yesterday. Miller captured her second individual event title in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:16.39, adding that to her first place finish in the 500-yard freestyle. North Carolina also swept the top three spots in the 400 I.M., as Miller was joined by Erika Acuff (4:16.76) and Kristin Lozeau (4:18.61).

The Tar Heels other first place finishes came in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard medley relay. Summer Mack took the 100 back in an ACC meet record time of 54.95, while the team of Mack, Acuff, Fox and Tracey Rankin set a conference record with their time of 1:41.92 in the 200 medley relay.

The only other event winner on the day was Kim Piotro of Maryland, who took first in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:48.45.

The ACC Championship concludes tomorrow with preliminaries at 11:00 a.m., followed by finals at 7:00 p.m.

1998 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Swimming & Diving Championship University of Virginia Aquatic & Fitness Center * Charlottesville, Va. Results for Friday, February 20, 1998

200-Yard Medley Relay 1, North Carolina (Summer Mack, Erika Acuff, Richelle Fox, Tracey Rankin), 1:41.92*!#. 2, Virginia (Megan Iffland, Lindsey Schubert, Kori Forster, Rebecca Cronk), 1:42.77#. 3, Maryland (Katy Novotny, Alison Shea, Sarah Solomon, Kim Piotro), 1:44.84#. 4, Clemson (Jennifer Mihalik, Leslie Anderson, Amy Suppinger, Kathy Lowry), 1:44.98. 5, North Carolina State (Lauren Copan, Gina Galligan, Dawn DeLuca, Brandie Stergion), 1:45.13. 6, Florida State (Liska Dedekind, Samantha White, Anne Blachford, Karin Holmstedt), 1:45.30. 7, Duke (Betsy Stewart, Kristin Gardner, Jame Fleming, Susan Keeler), 1:51.37.

400-Yard Individual Medley 1, Chrissy Miller, North Carolina, 4:16.39&. 2, Erika Acuff, North Carolina, 4:16.76&. 3, Kristen Lozeau, North Carolina, 4:18.61#. 4, Lisa Bartlett, Clemson, 4:21.04#. 5, Amy Armond, Duke, 4:23.55#. 6, Kelly McLaughlin, North Carolina, 4:23.95#. 7, Sharon Riedlinger, Virginia, 4:25.19#. 8, JoAnn Overton, North Carolina, 4:25.87. 9, Carmen Baker, North Carolina State, 4:25.24. 10, Erin Schatz, Clemson, 4:26.48. 11, Heather Wilson, Maryland, 4:26.50. 12, Kristen Erndl, Maryland, 4:27.26. 13, Sherri Fowler, Florida State, 4:28.04. 14, Ann Folkins, Virginia, 4:29.00. 15, Emily Hess, North Carolina State, 4:30.27. 16, Stacey Finner, Clemson, 4:32.73

100-Yard Butterfly 1, Richelle Fox, North Carolina, :53.45!&. 2, Meg McCubbins, Virginia, :54.01&. 3, Kori Forster, Virginia, :54.51&. 4, Summer Mack, North Carolina, :55.10#. 5, Sarah Solomon, Maryland, :56.41#. 6, Kelsey Durkin, North Carolina, :56.51. 7, Amy Suppinger, Clemson, :56.76. 8, Val Zammitti, Virginia, :57.01. 9, Kathy Lowry, Clemson, :56.78. 10, Kendra Kelly, Clemson, 57:01. 11, Dawn DeLuca, North Carolina State, :57.57. 12, Marie Tomarelli, Maryland, :57.59. 13, Cindy Schuster, North Carolina State, :57.67. 14, Beth Bohnsack, North Carolina State, :58.11. 15, Tracey Rankin, North Carolina, :58.44. 15, Jen Napier, Virginia, :58.44.

200-Yard Freestyle 1, Kim Piotro, Maryland, 1:48.45#. 2, Wendy Henson, Clemson, 1:49.04#. 3, Emily Trakas, Virginia, 1:49.25#. 4, Emily Carrig, Virginia, 1:49.33#. 5, Jenny Strasburger, North Carolina, 1:50.25#. 6, Kristen Adams, Florida State, 1:50.51#. 7, Charli Reasons, Clemson, 1:50.78#. 8, Laura Sullivan, Virginia, 1:50.87#. 9, Mary Mittendorf, North Carolina State, 1:51.92. 10, Christina Greig, Clemson, 1:51.96. 11, Heather Pottgen, Virginia, 1:52.32. 12, Ann Parker, Florida State, 1:52.80. 13, Melissa Gebhart, Clemson, 1:53.89. 14, Tenelle Ramer, Florida State, 1:54.10. 15, Bridget Vogelsang, Virginia, 1:54.26. 16, Karin Holmstedt, Florida State, 1:55.11.

100-Yard Breaststroke 1, Kori Forster, Virginia, 1:03.96#. 2, Anne Blachford, Florida State, 1:04.24. 3, Samantha White, Florida State, 1:04.36. 4, Lindsey Schubert, Virginia, 1:04.39. 5, Beth Schlesman, North Carolina, 1:05.03. 6, Rebecca Cronk, Virginia, 1:05.46. 7, Leslie Anderson, Clemson, 1:06.06. 8, Eve Rossi, Maryland, 1:06.44. 9, Gina Galligan, North Carolina State, 1:04.80. 10, Jenny Short, North Carolina State, 1:05.53. 11, Alison Shea, Maryland, 1:06.31. 12, Magda Kupiec, Clemson, 1:06.69. 13, Amy Suppinger, Clemson, 1:07.01. 14, Sheila Humberstone, Clemson, 1:07.04. 15, Katie Polasek, Maryland, 1:07.49. 16, Danielle Goetz, Clemson, 1:08.09.

1998 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Swimming & Diving Championship University of Virginia Aquatic & Fitness Center * Charlottesville, Va. Results for Friday, February 20, 1998 (continued)

100-Yard Backstroke 1, Summer Mack, North Carolina, :54.95!&. 2, Megan Iffland, Virginia, :55.58#. 3, Katy Novotny, Maryland, :56.03#. 4, Tracey Barrett, North Carolina, :56.36#. 5, Jennifer Mihalik, Clemson, :56.37#. 6, Kelsey Durkin, North Carolina, :56.56#. 7, Charli Reasons, Clemson, :56.80#. 8, Dawn Josephson, Maryland, :56.90#. 9, Jen Latimer, North Carolina, :57.45. 10, Lauren Rafferty, Clemson, :57.69. 11, Maureen Burnham, Virginia, :57.75. 12, Jen Napier, Virginia, :58.06. 13, Liska Dedekind, Florida State, :58.07. 14, Jennifer Mooney, Clemson, :58.58. 15, Betsy Stewart, Duke, :58.82. 16, Brandi Stergion, North Carolina State, :59.73.

800-Yard Freestyle Relay 1, Virginia (Rebecca Cronk, Laura Sullivan, Emily Trakas, Emily Carrig), 7:22.86#. 2, North Carolina (Chrissy Miller, Jenso Strasburger, Tracey Barrett, Erika Acuff), 7:22.93#. 3, Florida State (Kristen Adams, Tenelle Ramer, Ann Parker, Meagan Bradley), 7:35.08. 4, North Carolina State (Mary Mittendorf, Susan Vogt, Heather Maynard, Cindy Schuster), 7:35.51. 5, Maryland (Heather Wilson, Jeanine Lloyd, Katherine Vitali, Eve Rossi), 7:42.87. 6, Duke (Jamie Fleming, Jill Spitzfaden, Susan Keeler, Leslie King), 7:48.52.

Team Scores 1, Virginia, 535.5. 2, North Carolina, 494.5. 3, Clemson, 355.0. 4, Maryland, 256.0. 5, North Carolina State, 230.0. 6, Florida State, 205.0. 7, Duke, 127.0.

* Atlantic Coast Conference Record
! Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Meet Record # NCAA Division I Consideration Qualification Standard & NCAA Division I Automatic Qualification Standard




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