Nov. 19, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Freshmen Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) andMirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep), and senior LauraSullivan (Sarasota, Fla./Peddie School) each won a pair of events to leadthe 10th-ranked University of Virginia women’s swimming and diving team toa 164-119 victory over James Madison Friday evening at the UVa Aquatic andFitness Center. The win improves Virginia’s record to 3-0 on the seasonand extends its dual meet unbeaten streak to 14. The Dukes fall to 5-2with the loss.
The Cavaliers won 11 of the first 13 events before exhibitioning the lastthree (three-meter diving, 400 individual medley and the 200 free relay) ofthe meet.
Fresh of impressive performances at the FINA World Cup in College Park,Md., on Wednesday and Thursday, Lane and Bosevska continued their earlyseason collegiate meet successes against James Madison. Lane won the 200freestyle and 200 backstroke with times of 1:51.79 and 2:06.78,respectively. Bosevska won the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.13 and the200 butterfly in 2:03.84. Sullivan was triumphant in the 1000 free(10:05.49) and the 100 free (52.80)
Other individual event winners for the Cavaliers included sophomore KateSlonaker (Summit, N.J./Oak Knoll) in the 50 free (23.80), senior EmilyTrakas (Herndon, Va./Herndon) in the 500 free (5:02.25), senior EmilyCarrig (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman) in the 100 butterfly (57.97), andjunior Courtney Colbert (Brown Deer, Wisc./Rufus King) in the one-meterdiving (262.8 points).
Junior Samantha Smith was a double event winner for James Madison as shetouched first in both breaststroke events. Smith won the 100 breast in1:05.61 and posted a time of 2:21.69 to win the 200.
In the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Top 25Poll released today, the Virginia women’s team is ranked 10th, the highestranking ever for the UVa women’s program. The Cavalier men’s are rankedeighth in their poll, also a new all-time high.
The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams return to actionDecember 3-5 when they host the Cavalier Invitational at the Aquatic andFitness Center. Men’s and women’s teams from Central Connecticut StateUniversity, Harvard University, Villanova University and West VirginiaUniversity are participating in the invitational. Preliminaries start eachday at 11:00 a.m. and the finals on Friday and Saturday begin at 7:00 p.m.Sunday’s finals begin at 3:30 p.m.