Pietucha in Finals of 100-Butterfly at Pan American Games
Aug. 3, 1999
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Former University of Virginia swimmer Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta) qualified for the finals in the 100-meter butterfly at the Pan American Games on Tuesday (August 3) by winning his preliminary heat in a time of 53.95 seconds. Pietucha, swimming for Canada, had the second best qualifying time in the preliminary competition.
The finals in the 100-meter butterfly are scheduled for Tuesday night (August 3).
Pietucha, who graduated from Virginia in May, earned All-America honors by winning the 200-yard butterfly at the 1999 NCAA Championships with a school and conference-record time of 1:43.50. He finished 13th in the 100-yard backstroke (48.42 seconds) at the NCAA Meet. Pietucha won the 100-yard butterfly (47.59 seconds) and the 100-yard backstroke (48.67 seconds) at the 1999 ACC Championships.