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Rommel Picks Up Third ECAC Title to Lead Hoos

Dina Rommel

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.

On the women’s side, junior Jessie Gvozdas (Henrico, Va.) started the finals by winning the 1650 free in a time of 16:43.60. Senior Maddy Smart (Brookfield, Conn.) took second place at 16:44.01

Junior Dina Rommel (East Amherst, N.Y.) captured the 100 free title with a time of 50.18 while senior Audrey Gould (Bethesda, Md.) placed sixth at 51.90.

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

Women

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

Men
500 Free – Omer Tara
400 IM – Jason Quinn
1650 Free – Jason Quinn

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