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March 20, 1999


ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Virginia’s 400-yard freestyle relay team finished seventh Saturday night (March 20) to help the Cavaliers finish 10th in the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Georgia.

Virginia’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of freshman Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md.), and juniors Emily Trakas (Herndon, Va.), Rebecca Cronk (Charlottesville, Va.) and Meg McCubbins (Richmond, Va.) finished seventh with a time of 3:20.42. Roesch, Trakas, Cronk and McCubbins all earned All-America honors. Arizona won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:16.49.

UVa freshman Danica Wizniuk (Alberta, Canada) finished 11th in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:12.59. Wizniuk earned honorable mention All-America honors. Freshman Kate Slonaker (Summit, N.J.) finished 29th in the 200-yard breaststroke for the Cavaliers with a time of (2:18.47). Kristy Kowal of Georgia won the event with an NCAA and American-record time of 2:07.66.

Cronk finished 16th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.36 seconds. She earned honorable mention All-America honors. Trakas finished 49th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.48 seconds. Martina Moravcova of Southern Methodist University won the event with a time of 48.05 seconds.

Virginia sophomore Megan Iffland (Wilmington, Del.) finished 21st in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:59.73.

Georgia won the team championship with 504.5 points followed by Stanford with 441 points and Southern Methodist University with 370.5 points. Virginia finished 10th with 140 points. The Cavaliers were 18th at last year’s NCAA Championships.

Nine Virginia swimmers earned All-America recognition at the 1999 NCAA Championships with seven of those swimmers earning first-team All-America honors.

The Cavaliers finished the 1998-99 regular season with a dual meet record of 9-0 and won their second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship.

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