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Nov. 9, 1997

Virginia Swimming Teams Down Pittsburgh

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The University of Virginia men's and women's swimming teams swept the University of Pittsburgh in dual-meet action at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. Sophomore Emily Carrig (Richmond, Va.) won three events and sophomore Meghan McCubbins (Richmond, Va.) won two events as the women's team posted a 168.5-128.5 victory. Senior Jason Webb (Philadelphia, Pa.) and junior Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta) each won two events to lead the men's team to a 163-131 victory. The Cavalier men remain undefeated with a 2-0 record while the women's team equalized their record at 1-1.

On the women's side, Carrig took first place in the 200 yard freestyle (1:52.29), the 200 yard butterfly (2:02.59) and the 500 yard freestyle (4:58.63). McCubbins captured her victories in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 23.47 and the 100 yard freestyle in a time of 51.83. Other event winners for the Cavaliers were sophomore Sharon Riedlinger (Laurel, Md.) in the 1650 yard freestyle (17:07.49), freshman Meghan Iffland (Wilmington, Del. ) in the 100 yard backstroke (57.40), sophomore Kori Forster (New Orleans, La.) in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:06.61), sophomore Lindsey Schubert (Greenwich, Conn.) in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:21.19).

For the men, Webb placed first in the 100 yard backstroke in a time of 50.46 and the 200 yard backstroke (1:46.48), while Pietucha won the 100 yard butterfly in a time of 49.13 and the 200 yard butterfly in a time of 1:47.50. Other event winners for Virginia were freshman Michael Fuller (Richmond, Va.) in the 1,000 yard freestyle (9:22.06), junior Douglas Gallagher (Manhasset, N.Y.) in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:03.67), sophomore Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wis.) in the 500 yard freestyle (4:30.62), and sophomore Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C.) in the 400 yard individual medley (4:01.35). The men's team also swept the top three spots in the 200 yard butterfly, the 500 yard freestyle, and the 1000 yard freestyle.

The UVa swimming teams will be back in action this Saturday, Nov. 15, when they will play host to Virginia Tech at 1:00 p.m. at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Men's Results       Women's Results
Virginia    163     Virginia    168.5
Pittsburgh  131     Pittsburgh  128.5

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