Jan. 12, 1998
Cavaliers Sweep Rowan in Dual Meet
Cavaliers Take Top Two Places in Each Contested Event
Glassboro, NJ - Virginia's men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept Rowan today in
meets held in Glassboro, NJ. The Cavalier men defeated the Profs 47-33 while
their female counterparts handled the Rowan squad 47-36. Both Virginia teams
jumped out to a 47-5 lead before swimming the rest of the races as exhibitions.
In the women's competition, the Cavaliers took all three medalist honors in
the first five individual events while taking the first two places in the 200
medley relay. Sharon Reidlinger (Laurel, MD) won the 500 Free, Meghan Iffland
(Wilmington, DE) was victorious in the 100 Free, and Julie Gehm (Richmond, VA)
won the 50 Free. Other winners for the Cavaliers included Emily Carrig (Richmond,
VA) in the 200 Individual Medley and Rebecca Cronk (Charlottesville, VA) in the
100 Fly. The Cavaliers also competed in other races and recorded meet-best times
in each of the events but their scores were not counted towards the team score as
the meet was decided after the first six events. Among these exhibition winners
were Meg McCubbins (Richmond, VA)--100 Back; Laura Sullivan (Sarasota, FL)--200
Free; and Kori Forster (New Orleans, LA).
The men's competition was also decided after six events, but two Cavaliers
were able to win two events. Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta) won the 50 Free
and Graeme Leiser (Raleigh, NC) was victorious in the 100 Free. Both Leiser and
Pietucha, along with Michael Renshaw (Jacksonville, FL) and D.J. Gallagher
(Manhasset, NY) won the 200 Medley Relay. Other winners for the Cavaliers
included Jamie Grimes (Olney, MD) in the 50 Free, Ryan McGeary (Chester Springs,
PA) in the 200 Individual Medley, and Michael Fuller (Richmond, VA) in the 100
Butterfly. As in the women's meet, Virginia swimmers swam the rest of the races
in exhibition and recorded meet-best times but their wins were not counted
towards the team score. Among these swimmers were Pietucha (100 Back), Fuller
(200 Free), and Gallagher (100 Breast). The men's 200 Freestyle Relay also
outswam Rowan but the team of Doak Finch (Southern Pines, NC), McGeary, Brian
Hicks (Woodbridge, VA) and Casey Hughes (Richmond, VA) swam as an exhibition.
The Cavaliers return to the water this Saturday as they host ACC-Rival N.C.
State. The meet against the Wolfpack is scheduled to begin at noon.