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Cavaliers Conclude ECAC Championships

Feb. 25, 2018

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 Members of the Virginia men’s and women’s swim teams concluded competition at the ECAC Championships on Sunday (Feb. 25) at Rutgers’ Sonny Werblin Recreation Center.

"Great racing this weekend at the ECAC Championships with a lot of lifetime best efforts," head coach Todd DeSorbo said. "The last session was led by a great performance by Jason Quinn in the 1650 free. It was a great cap to the season for our seven athletes competing and we are excited to get back to work for the future." 

In the 1650-yard freestyle, senior Jessie Gvozdas (Henrico, Va.) led the women’s race with a time of 16:40.17, while sophomore Jason Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) finished third in the men’s race with a career best performance and an NCAA B Standard time of 15:16.69.



Freshman Caroline Gmelich (Rumson, N.J.) captured a time of 1:58.79 in the women's 200-yard backstroke, recording an NCAA B Standard in the event, while junior Mary Pelton (Towson, Md.) placed second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.53.

Junior Brandon Goldstein (Gaithersburg, Md.) finished third in the 200-yard butterfly. His time of 1:48.65 was a career best.  

Juniors Peyton Baldwin (Newport News, Va.) and Anna Dickinson (Virginia Beach, Va.) finished sixth in their respective events. Baldwin recorded a time of 2:04.73 in the women’s 200-yard butterfly, while Dickinson recorded a time of 2:19.33 in the women’s 200-yard breaststroke.

Sophomore Henry Keel (Memphis, Tenn.) rounded out the meet with a seventh-place finish in the men’s 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.10.

The Virginia women’s team finished sixth with 225.5 points, while the men’s team placed 10th with 133 points.

Next, the Cavaliers will return to the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center for the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships March 5-7.


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