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
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