UVA Grad Pietucha Competes at Pan Pacific Championships
Aug. 26, 1999
SYDNEY, Australia – Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta/Louis St.Laurent), a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia, finished eighth inthe finals of the 200 butterfly at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championshipsin Sydney, Australia, on August 25. Representing Canada, Pietucha posted atime of 2:00.00 in the finals to finish eighth. The Pan PacificChampionships, the premiere swimming competition in the world this year,are being held at the 2000 Olympic venue in Sydney.
Pietucha, the 1999 NCAA Champion in the 200 butterfly and nine timeAll-American, posted a time of 1:59.28 in the semifinals in the afternoonsession on August 24, to advance to the final. He opened the Championshipsby swimming 2:00.27 in Heat 3 in the morning session on August 24.