Virginia's Moses Wins Two Gold Medals At World Cup
Nov. 18, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Virginia sophomore Ed Moses (Burke,Va./Lake Braddock) won gold medals in the 50 and 200-meter breaststrokeevents at the FINA World Cup meet on Wednesday evening, November 17, at theUniversity of Maryland Campus Recreation Center Natatorium. In the50-meter breaststroke, Moses beat current short course (25 meters)world-record holder Mark Warnecke of Germany.
Moses won the 50-meter breast with a time of 27.65 seconds, defeatingWarnecke by 25 one-hundredths of a second. He also beat Warnecke in thepreliminaries by 23 hundredths of a second. In the prelims, Moses won heat3 with a time of 28.08 seconds with Warnecke finishing second in 28.31. Inaddition to beating the world record holder in the 50 breast, Moses alsobested current American record holder Jeremy Linn by 1.18 seconds.
Moses captured his second gold medal of the evening when he won the200-meter breaststroke by nearly a full second. He posted a time of2:11.89 with Tom Wilkens of the Santa Clara Swim Club finishing second in2:12.77. Moses turned in the fastest time (2:13.53) in the preliminariesas well.
Moses will attempt to win his third gold medal of the World Cup meet todaywhen he competes in the 100-meter breaststroke, arguably his best event.
In addition to Moses’ two gold medals, UVa freshman Cara Lane (Charlotte,N.C./Providence) won the gold in the 800-meter freestyle. Lane clocked atime of 8:36.41 to win the event by nearly five seconds over Rachael Burke(8:41.15). Today, Lane will swim the 200-meter butterfly.
Senior Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C./O’Neal) was the only other Virginiaswimmer to advance to the finals on Wednesday. He placed fifth in the200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:00.97. He qualified sixth for thefinals by touching in 2:01.29 in the preliminaries. He will also competein the 200 individual medley today.
Virginia freshman Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep)finished 12th overall in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:19.25,and did not advance to the finals. She will compete in the 400 IM and 400freestyle today. Junior Jamie Grimes (Olney, Md./Sherwood) placed 16thoverall in the preliminaries of the 400-meter freestyle with a time of4:00.96. Grimes will conclude the competition by competing in his topevent, the 1500-meter freestyle today.
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 are competing in themeet. The meet in College Park, Md. is the first of the series andconcludes this evening.