Nov. 4, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--The Virginia men's and women's swimming and diving teams won nine events against Michigan and Penn State on the first day of the two-day meet Friday (Nov. 4) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville.
After one day, the No. 6 Cavalier women lead No. 1 Michigan, 100-66, and Penn State, 128-39. The No. 25 Virginia men lead Penn State, 109-57, but trail No. 6 Michigan, 116-51.
Senior Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) broke the AFC pool record in the women's 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:38.06. Fellow senior Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) broke the pool record in the women's 100 breaststroke in 1:00.29. In the women's 200 butterfly, junior Jennifer Marrkand (Westford, Mass.) set a new pool record in 1:55.61.
Other swimming event winners for UVA were sophomore Zach Fong (Moorestown, N.J.) in the men's 200 fly (1:46.30), Jones in the women's 200 IM (1:59.15) and Marrkand in the 200 back (1:56.90). In addition, the women's 200 free relay of Moroney, senior Ellen Thomas (Guildford, United Kingdom), junior Caitlin Cooper (Atlanta, Ga.) and Hill touched first in 1:30.91.
In diving, freshman Bryce Shelton (Vienna, Va.) won the men's 3-meter event with a mark of 337.85, while fellow freshman Sydney Dusel (Naperville, Ill.) placed second in the women's 1-meter event with a score of 261.05.
Two other pool records were broken Friday night. Michigan's Siobhan Haughley set a new women's 200 IM mark in 1:58.98, while Penn State's Shane Ryan won the men's 100 free in 43.09.
The action continues Saturday with diving at 9:30 a.m. and swimming at noon.
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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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