Swim Teams in Action at UVA Invitational
Sophomores Boost Women, Men Within Striking Distance
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia women's swimming team is poised to capture the UVA Invitational title after several strong finishes in day two of the event at the Aquatic & Fitness Center. Three Cavalier sophomores took one event apiece en route to a 157 point lead over Princeton University, the closest competitor. Sophomore Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C.) won two events to help the men remain in second place behind Princeton with one day of competition remaining.
Sophomore Meghan McCubbins (Richmond, Va.) continued her impressive effort in the UVA Invitational. One day after a victory in the 50-yard freestyle, McCubbins took the 100-yard butterfly, finishing with a time of 56.33 seconds. Another sophomore, Emily Trakas (Herndon, Va.), won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.50. Lindsay Schubert (Greenwich, Conn.) took home the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:06.47.
Finch built upon a strong performance in the opening day of competition, leading the Cavalier men on day two of the tournament. He took first place in both the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 3:56.67 and the 100-yard butterfly, finishing in 49.46 seconds. Thursday, he won the 200-yard individual medley. Junior D.J. Gallagher (Manhasset, N.Y.) claimed victory in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 56.27 seconds.
The UVA Invitational wraps up on Saturday. Preliminary competition gets underway at 10:30 a.m. at the Aquatic & Fitness Center. Heats of the 1650-yard freestyle swim will start at 4:00 p.m. and the day will conclude with the finals beginning at 6:00 p.m.
MEN'S RESULTS WOMEN'S RESULTS PRINCETON 875.5 VIRGINIA 935 VIRGINIA 805 PRINCETON 778 VILLANOVA 255 VILLANOVA 327 GWU 140.5 GWU 75
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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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