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Dec. 6, 1997

Women's Swimmers Capture UVA Invitational

Men 's Team Finishes in Second Place

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia women's swimming team capped a successful weekend at the UVA Invitational meet, winning four of six races. Sophomore Meghan McCubbins (Richmond, Va.) took first place in the 100-yard freestyle. She won a race in each of the three days of competition. Women's divers Katie Caratelli (Westlake, Ohio) and Ashley Smith (Charlottesville, Va.) both qualified for the NCAA tournament, with scores exceeding Zone B requirements. Meanwhile, the men's squad finished the meet in second place behind Princeton University. Jason Webb (Philadelphia, Pa.), Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wis.) and Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C.) all tallied victories for the Cavaliers in the final day of competition.

McCubbins sprinted to victory in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 51.03. Teammate Emily Trakas (Herndon, Va.) finished second in 51.70 seconds. Lindsay Schubert (Greenwich, Conn.) completed an impressive meet with a win in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing in 2:20.95. Emily Carrig (Richmond, Va.) picked up the win in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:04.06.

Webb continued his dominance in the backstroke, winning the 200-yard event in 1:47.27. Ramirez won the 1,650-yard freestyle in a time of 15:30.88. Finch won an event for the second consecutive day, capturing the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:49.03.

The Cavaliers will return to action after the semester break on January 12th at Rowan. Their next home meet is scheduled for January 17th against Atlantic Coast Conference opponent North Carolina State.

Men's Results           Women's Results
Princeton    1253       Virginia        1339
Virginia     1147.5     Princeton       1019
Villanova     303       Villanova        490
GWU           265.5     GWU               86

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