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Aug. 2, 1999

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – University of Virginia swimmer Ed Moses (Burke, Va.) broke the Pan American Games record in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke by winning his preliminary heat with a time of 1:01.06 on Monday (August 2). The time is the fifth-fastest ever by a man in the event and the second-fastest by an American behind Jeremy Linn’s 1:00.77 at the 1996 Olympics.

Moses competes in the finals of the 100-meter breaststroke at the Pan American Games Monday night (August 2).

Moses was the 1999 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Rookie of the Year. He won the 200-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships in a meet, conference and school-record time of 1:57.37. He also established a school record with a time of 53.55 seconds while finishing second in the 100-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships.

At the 1999 NCAA Championships, Moses earned All-America honors by finishing second in both the 100-yard (53.50 seconds) and 200-yard breaststroke (1:57.06). His time of 1:57.06 in the 200-yard breaststroke established school and conference records, and his time of 53.50 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke is a school record. He also earned All-America honors as a member of the Cavaliers’ 400-yard medley relay team that finished eighth and broke the school record with a time of 3:14.42.

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