April 14, 2013
MESA, Ariz.—Former Cavalier swimming standout Matt McLean won the 400-meter freestyle at the Arena Mesa Grand Prix Thursday in Mesa, Arizona. The meet featured many of the nation’s top swimmers as a lead up to the World Championship Trials, held in Indianapolis, Ind, in June.
McLean, the UVa volunteer assistant coach, was making his first long course meters appearance since the London Olympics, where he won gold with the U.S. 4x200-meter free relay. McLean claimed the 400m free in a time of 3:51.94, while also placing ninth in the 200m free in 1:50.00.
Also at the Arena Grand Prix, incoming freshman Leah Smith touched fourth in the 800m free (8:43.16), fifth in the 200m free (2:01.32) and 400m free (4:14.23) and 12th in the 100m free (57.00).
In addition, incoming freshman Andrea D’Arrigo earned bronze in the 400m free at the Italian National Championships in 3:50.47 (3:49.28 in prelims), while placing sixth in 200m free in 1:48.91.
Transfers Eager to Help Lift ProgramFootball5/26/16UVA's football team added three transfers this spring: quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Jared Cohen and defensive end Jack Powers.Cavaliers' Reign Atop NCAA ContinuesMen's Tennis5/25/16With a 4-1 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night, top-seeded Virginia captured its second straight NCAA men's title and third in four seasons.Mihaljevic's Star Continues to RiseTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/16In junior Filip Mihaljevic, Virginia's track & field team has one of the nation's elite shot putters and discus throwers.
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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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