Dec. 4, 1997
Women in First Place at UVA Invitational
Cavalier Men in Second Place
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- The University of Virginia men's and women's swimming and diving teams made a strong showing at the first day of the UVa Invitational swim meet. With 12 events complete, the Cavalier women's team is firmly in first place with a total score of 404 points while the men's squad is in a close second place with 355 points - just 14.5 points behind Princeton.
The women's team placed first in three events. Sophomore Emily Carrig (Richmond, Va.) was victorious in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:55.44 while sophomore Meghan McCubbins (Richmond, Va.) took first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 23.45. Rebecca Cronk (Charlottesville, Va.), Julie Gehm ( Richmond, Va.), Meghan Iffland (Wilmington, Del.), and McCubbins captured first place in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.88. Freshman diver Ashley Smith (Charlottesville, Va.) turned in a NCAA Zone Qualifying Score of 381.05 for one meter diving in the preliminary round of the meet, before placing third in finals.
For the men's team, sophomore Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wis.) placed first in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:30.20 while sophomore Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C.) was victorious in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 1:51.75. Graeme Leiser (Raleigh, N.C.), D.J. Gallagher (Manhasset, N.Y.), Jimmy Blitzer (Springfield, Va.), and Finch also won the 400 yard medley relay with a time of 3:23.85.
The UVA Invitational continues tomorrow with preliminary round action beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Aquatic and Fitness Center. Tomorrow's finals will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Men's Results Women's Results
Princeton 369.5 Virginia 404
Virginia 355 Princeton 340
Villanova 133 Villanova 154
GWU 32.5 GWU 47
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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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