Dec. 4, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia swimmers Ed Moses (Burke, Va./LakeBraddock) and Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) set UVaschool and Aquatic & Fitness Center records tonight in the second day ofcompetition in the 1999 Cavalier Invitational. Moses won the 100breaststroke with a time of 53.21, while Bosevska took the 400 individualmedley with a record time of 4:15.58.
In team competition, tenth-ranked Virginia leads on the women’s side with682 points, while Harvard is a distant second with 543 points. Villanova(354), West Virginia (314) and Central Connecticut (119) round out thefield. On the men’s side, 21st-ranked Harvard leads with 724 points andeighth-ranked Virginia is second with 626. Central Connecticut standsthird with 184 points, followed by West Virginia (168) and Villanova (132).
In the preliminaries of the shortcourse 100-meter breaststroke, Moses, asophomore, swam the second fastest time ever by an American, clocking atime of 59.71 seconds. In the finals, which were swam in yards, Mosesposted a time of 53.21 to break his own school record of 53.50 and the poolrecord of 54.48 set by Brendon Dedekind of Florida State in February of1998. In the 400 I.M., Bosevska swam 4:15.58 to break Betsy O’Donnell’s1988 school record time of 4:17.55. Bosevska’s time also bettered the poolrecord of 4:16.39, set by Chrissy Miller of North Carolina in February of1998.
Virginia won both men’s and women’s relays on Saturday. The women won the200 medley and 800 free relays with times of 1:45.57 and 7:24.16,respectively. The Cavalier men were victorious in the 200 medley at1:30.04 and won the exciting 800 free relay with a time of 6:43.58.
In addition to swimming legs on both winning relays, senior Doak Finch(Southern Pines, N.C./O’Neal) won the 400 I.M. (3:53.45) and the 100butterfly (48.97). Sophomore Joe Piorkowski (Easton, Pa./Easton) finishedsecond in the one-meter diving competition for the Cavaliers with a NCAAZone Regional qualifying score of 298.25. Villanova’s Brian Mulligan wonthe one-meter competition with a Zone Regionals qualifying total of 299.45.
The Cavalier women had four other victories in addition to the relays.Senior Kori Forster (New Orleans, La./Benjamin Franklin) won the 100butterfly with a time of 56.46. Senior Laura Sullivan (Sarasota,Fla./Peddie School) touched in 1:50.24 to win the 200 freestyle, whilejunior Megan Iffland (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s) won the 100 backstrokein a time of 55.69 seconds. Freshman Alison Sharp (Newton, Pa./CouncilRock) won the three-meter diving competition with a NCAA Zone Regionalqualifying score of 306.75 points. Harvard’s Ali Shipley (280.15) and WestVirginia’s Ashley Boland (278.50) also qualified for NCAA Zone Regionals.
Other winners during Saturday’s competition included Central’s DominikMatuzewicz in the men’s 200 freestyle (1:38.78), Harvard’s Michael Im inthe men’s 100 backstroke (49.40) and Deann Fryberger of Villanova in thewomen’s 100 breaststroke (1:03.61).
The three-day Cavalier Invitational concludes tomorrow withpreliminaries beginning at 9:00 a.m. and finals commencing at 3:30 p.m.