Moses Wins Third Gold Medal At The World Cup
Nov. 18, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Virginia sophomore Ed Moses (Burke,Va./Lake Braddock) won the 100-meter breaststroke tonight for his thirdgold medal of the two-day FINA World Cup meet which is being held at theUniversity of Maryland Campus Recreation Center Natatorium. Moses won hisfirst two gold medals of the World Cup in the 50 and 200-meter breaststrokeWednesday evening.
Moses’ gold-medal winning time of 1:00.18 in the 100 breast was 1.28seconds faster than second-place finisher Elvin Chia, who swims for theAthens Bulldogs. Moses qualified for the finals with a preliminary time of1:03.27. Moses’ time in the finals was just .63 hundredths of a second shyof the American record for the short course 50-meter breast (59.45 byJeremy Linn). The world record in the event is 58.79 seconds, set byFrederik deBurghgraeve of Belgium in December of 1998.
On Wednesday, Moses won the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 27.65seconds, and in the process beat Mark Warnecke of Germany, who holds theshort course (25 meter pool) world record. Moses captured his second goldmedal of the evening when he won the 200-meter breaststroke by nearly afull second. He posted a time of 2:11.89 with Tom Wilkens of the SantaClara Swim Club finishing second in 2:12.77.
Virginia also had four other swimmers compete in the World Cup on Thursday.
In the finals of the men’s 1500-meter freestyle, junior Jamie Grimes(Olney, Md./Sherwood) placed third with a time of 15:21.55.
Freshman Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) finished fourthin the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:46.63. She alsocompeted in the 400-meter freestyle, placing sixth with a time of 4:13.83.In the preliminaries of the 400 free, Bosevska touched in 4:17.34.
UVa freshman Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) placed fifth in the200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:14.33. She qualified for the finalswith the fifth fastest preliminary time at 2:15.11. On Wednesday evening,Lane clocked a time of 8:36.41 to win the 800-meter freestyle by nearlyfive seconds.
In the preliminaries of the 200-meter individual medley, senior Doak Finch(Southern Pines, N.C./O’Neal) finished 14th with a time of 2:07.83. He didnot advance to the finals.
The 1999 FINA World Cup is a series of 12 meets held all over the world andare conducted in an exciting 25-meter (or short course) format. Swimmersfrom 38 countries as well as the top U.S. swimmers competed in the meet.The meet in College Park, Md. is the first of the series and concludedThursday evening.