March 5, 2017
Annapolis, Md. - The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving team finished the final day of the ECAC Championships by winning four more events to bring their three-day total to 12 titles.
Sophomore Peyton Baldwin (Newport News, Va.) claimed the 200 fly championship with a mark of 2:03.05 while Gvozdas was second at 2:03.84
Baldwin was sixth in the 200 back at 2:01.13 and sophomore Anna Dickinson (Virginia Beach, Va.) was fifth in the 200 breast (2:20.81) to round out UVA’s scoring.
Freshman Jason Quinn’s (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and junior Omer Tara (Istanbul, Turkey) gave the Cavalier men a one-two sweep of the 1650 free. Quinn took the gold medal with a time of 15:20.97 while Tara earned the silver at 15:25.25.
Three Hoos rounded out the scoring for UVA. Freshman Jacob Wells (Henrico, Va.) was the runner-up in the 200 breast (1:58.17), senior John Denning (Chesapeake, Va.) placed fourth in the 200 fly (1:46.11) and senior Robert Leasure (Louisville, Ky.) was fifth in the 200 back (1:49.11).
The UVA women finished the meet fourth with 348.5 points. The Virginia men placed fifth at the event with 299 points.
Virginia’s ECAC Champions
500 Free – Jessie Gvozdas
200 IM – Mary Pelton
50 Free – Dina Rommel
100 Fly – Dina Rommel
200 Free – Mary Pelton
100 Breast – Audrey Gould
1650 Free – Jessie Gvozdas
100 Free – Dina Rommel
200 Fly – Peyton Baldwin
500 Free – Omer Tara
400 IM – Jason Quinn
1650 Free – Jason Quinn
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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