Virginia Men's Swimming Finishes 17th at NCAA Championship
Shamek Pietucha places third in 200 yard butterfly
March 28, 1998
AUBURN, Ala. - Junior Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta) placed third in the 200 yard butterfly to lead the University of Virginia men's swimming team to a 17th place finish at the NCAA Championship. The Cavaliers finished with a total of 89 points for the competition, giving them their highest-ever score in an NCAA Championship meet, as well as their best-ever finish at 17th. Stanford won the NCAA title with a total of 599 points.
Pietucha placed third in the 200 fly finals with his time of 1:44.28, earning first team All-America honors in the process. Pietucha, who set a new school record with that time, was also the fastest qualifier during the preliminary round in a time of 1:44.55. In addition to Pietucha, sophomore Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C.) earned first team All-America honors in the 200 fly, placing seventh in a time of 1:45.32.
Sophomore Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wis.) earned a fourth place finish in the 1,650 yard freestyle with a time of 15:00.68. Freshman Jamie Grimes (Olney, Md.) also swam in the 1,650 free, placing 17th in a time of 15:20.41. Senior Jason Webb (Philadelphia, Pa.) also had an excellent showing on the day, claiming 11th place in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:44.72
In addition to the excellent finishes by Virginia's individual swimmers, the 800 yard freestyle relay team earned a 14th place finish. The team of Pietucha, Ramirez, Finch and Webb swam a time of 6:35.45 in the event.
Revamped Cavaliers Ready for New SeasonMen's Soccer8/26/16Newcomers abound for the Virginia men's soccer team, which opens the season Friday night against Coastal Carolina at Klöckner Stadium.Stearns Making Mark on UniversityWomen's Soccer8/25/16A four-year starter for the Virginia women's soccer team, Morgan Stearns hold the program record for career victories by a goalkeeper.Spanish Journey Strengthens Cavaliers' BondMen's Basketball8/20/16The Virginia men's basketball team made strides on and off the court during its 10-day tour of Spain this month.
Director of News Content
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.
Leah Smith Finishes Sixth in 800m Freestyle Final
Swimming & Diving | 8/12/2016
Virginia swimming rising senior Leah Smith finished sixth in the 800m freestyle final on Friday...
After 20 Years, Thomas has Gained a Golden Perspective
Swimming & Diving | 8/12/2016
Melanie (Valerio) Thomas became UVA swimming and diving's first Olympic gold medalist at the 1996...
Smith Wins Olympic Gold with U.S. 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Swimming & Diving | 8/10/2016
Virginia swimming rising senior Leah Smith won Olympic gold with the United States 4x200-meter...
Kaeser Finishes 20th in 200m Breaststroke in Rio
Swimming & Diving | 8/9/2016
Virginia swimming class of 2016 graduate Yannick Kaeser placed 20th in the men's 200-meter...
Leah Smith Earns Bronze in 400m Freestyle at Rio Olympics
Swimming & Diving | 8/7/2016
Virginia rising senior swimmer Leah Smith captured the bronze medal in the women's 400-meter...
Kaeser Wins 100m Breaststroke Heat at Rio Olympics
Swimming & Diving | 8/6/2016
Recent UVA swimming graduate Yannick Kaeser competed in the men's 100-meter breaststroke Saturday...
Cavalier Olympic Central
Swimming & Diving | 08/06/2016
Follow updates on all of the Cavaliers competing in Rio in one convenient page.
Jeff White: Cavalier Standouts Ready for Rio
Swimming & Diving | 08/04/2016
Of the nearly 20 representatives from UVA at the Olympic Games in Brazil, two are undergraduates:...
- Online Stores