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Virginia Competes in Weekend Meet at Virginia Tech

Jan. 11, 2018

 Virginia at Virginia Tech
 Date Fri.- Sat., Jan. 12-13, 2018
Time Friday: 5 p.m. 
Saturday: 11 a.m. 
 Location Christiansburg, Va. | Christiansburg Aquatic Center
 Coverage  ACC Network Extra  | Live Results 
 Additional Information  Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-   The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will compete against Virginia Tech in a two-day meet beginning Friday (Jan. 12) at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center in Christiansburg, Va. The meet will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday. 

Fans can watch the meet on ACC Network Extra. Links will be made available at VirginiaSports.com and will be tweeted out prior to the start of the meet. 

The Cavaliers enter the meet after splitting a dual competition against Tennessee last Friday. The No. 11 Virginia women’s team (7-0) defeated the No. 7 Volunteers, 177-123, while the No. 21 men’s team (5-2) fell to No. 12 Tennessee 198-100.  

Seniors Caitlin Cooper (Atlanta, Ga.) and Jennifer Marrkand (Westford, Mass.) pace the Cavaliers, ranking in the top five nationally in an event this season. Cooper ranks fifth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.86, while Marrkand ranks fourth in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:53.55.

Tomorrow’s dual meet is the first of 2018 for the Hokies, who ended 2017 with a dual meet loss to North Carolina. The No. 25 Virginia Tech women’s team (5-1) dropped the meet 178.5-121.5, while the men’s team (4-1) lost 166-134.

The two schools met in a dual meet last year, as Virginia swept the home competition. The Virginia women defeated Virginia Tech 225-123, while the men topped the Hokies 199-154.


 

 

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