Nov. 15, 1997
Virginia Swimming Teams Defeat Virginia Tech
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia men's and
women's swimming teams swept Virginia Tech in dual-meet action at the UVa
Aquatic and Fitness Center. Sophomore Jimmy Blitzer (Springfield, Va.),
freshman Andy Cunningham (Louisville, Ky.), and junior Shamek Pietucha
(Edmonton, Alberta) each won two events to lead the men's team to a 160-82
victory. On the women's side, Sophomores Meghan McCubbins (Richmond, Va.),
Lindsey Schubert (Greenwich, Ct.), and Laura Sullivan (Sarasota, Fla.) each
won two events as the women's team posted a 159-75 victory over the Hokies.
The Cavalier men remain undefeated with a 3-0 record while the women's team
is now 2-1.
For the men, Blitzer placed first in the 50 yard freestyle (23.45) and
the 100 yard freestyle (46.54), while Pietucha won the 200 yard IM
(1:53.68) and the 100 yard backstroke (50.75). Cunningham won the 1 meter
(259.23) and 3-meter (252.87) diving events. Sophomore Doak Finch (Southern
Pines, N.C.) also won both the 200 yard freestyle (1:41.70) and the 100
yard butterfly (49.79). Other event winners for Virginia included freshman
Jamie Grimes (Olney, Md.) in the 1,000 yard freestyle (9:28.71), and
freshman Mike Fuller (Richmond, Va.) in the 500 yard freestyle (4:34.12).
The men's team dominated the Hokies by winning 12 out of 13 events. In
addition, the team swept the top three spots in the 50 yard freestyle, 200
yard freestyle, 200 yard IM, and 500 yard freestyle.
On the women's side, McCubbins took first place in the 50 yard
freestyle (23.45) and the 100 yard freestyle (46.54), while Schubert won
the 200 yard IM (2:09.98) and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:06.00). Distance
swimmer Sullivan captured her victories in the 500 yard freestyle (5:01.61)
and the 1000 yard freestyle (10:18.14). Other event winners for the
Cavaliers were sophomore Emily Carrig (Richmond, Va.), sophomore Kori
Forster (New Orleans, La.) in the 100 yard butterfly (57.65), senior
Maureen Burnham (Sarasota, Fl.) in the 100 yard backstroke (58.92),
sophomore Kathryn Caratelli (Westlake Ohio) in 3-meter diving (266.33). The
women's team was victorious in 12 out of 13 events, and they swept the top
three spots in the 50 yard freestyle, 100 yard breastroke, 100 yard
butterfly, and the 500 yard freestyle.
The UVa swimming teams will be back in action next weekend, when they
travel to Tempe, Arizona, for the the Arizona State Invitational.
Men's Results Women's Results
Virginia 160 Virginia 159
Virginia Tech 82 Virginia Tech 75