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Dec. 5, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 10th-ranked Virginia women’s swimming and divingteam won the 1999 Cavalier Invitational, held at the UVa Aquatic andFitness Center, with a team score of 1,026 points on Sunday. Theeighth-ranked UVa men finished second behind 21st-ranked Harvard with 1,015points. The Crimson won the meet with 1,168 points. Individually for theCavaliers, sophomore Ed Moses (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) continued hisrecord-setting season by shattering his own ACC, school and pool recordswith a winning time of 1:55.91 in the 200 breaststroke. Freshman Cara Lane(Charlotte, N.C./Providence) established ACC, school and pool records inthe 1650 freestyle and also set a pool record in the 200 butterfly.

The Cavaliers won the three-day women’s competition with 1,026 points,nearly 200 points better than runnerup Harvard ( 830 points). Villanovaplaced third with 565 points, while West Virginia (479) and CentralConnecticut (199) were fourth and fifth, respectively. On the men’s side,Harvard accumulated 1,168 points over the three-day invitational to takethe team title. Virginia finished second with 1,015 points. West Virginia(335), Central Connecticut (280) and Villanova (250) rounded out the field.

Moses’ time of 1:55.91 in the 200 breaststroke broke his former pool recordof 1:58.50 set in November and the time also established new ACC and schoolrecords. He held the latter two marks with a time of 1:57.06, set at the1999 NCAA Championships. Lane won the 1650 freestyle with a time of16:09.98 to set new ACC, school and pool records. Lane broke the poolrecord by over seven seconds as Chrissy Miller of North Carolina held theformer mark of 16:27.16. Lane also broke the UVa record in the 1650 bymore than nine seconds. Nicole Rutkowski set the former record of 16:19.24in 1994. Freshman Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep)clocked a time of 16:14.59 to finish second in the same event and alsobettered the previous ACC, school and pool records.

Harvard’s Tim Martin set a pair of Aquatic and Fitness Center pool recordsby winning the 1650 freestyle with a time of 15:02.29. His 1000-yard splitof 9:07.01 in the 1650 set a new pool record for the 1000. The Crimson’sMichael Im and Jamey Waters were also individual event winners. Im won the200 backstroke with a time of 1:47.31, while Waters took the 100 freestylein a time of 45.12. Waters also teamed with Matt Fritsch, Brian Swinteckand Adam Shaw to win the 400 freestyle relay in 3:02.27.

For Virginia, in addition to Moses, senior Doak Finch (Southern Pines,N.C./O’Neal) was the only other event winner on Sunday as he took the topspot in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:45.77.

In the women’s competition, Virginia won five of the six events contestedon Sunday. In addition to Lane’s wins in the 1650 freestyle and the 200butterfly, senior Rebecca Cronk (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and juniorMegan Iffland (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s) were also individual eventwinners. Cronk led a top-four Virginia sweep in the 100 freestyle with atime of 51.11 seconds. Iffland won the 200 backstroke by touching in2:01.34. The Cavaliers also won the 400 free relay with a time of 3:27.10.Iffland and Cronk swam the third and fourth legs on the relay, while seniorEmily Trakas (Herdon, Va./Herndon) and sophomore Kate Slonaker (Summit,N.J./Oak Knoll) swam the first and second legs, respectively. Trakas wasthird in the 100 free (52.09), while Iffland was fourth (52.10). SeniorLaura Sullivan (Sarasota, Fla./Peddie School) was second in the 100 with atime of 52.04. Villanova’s Deann Fryberger won the 200 breaststroke with atime of 2:17.59.

Virginia returns to action on January 7-9 when the diving teams participatein the Georgia Diving Invitational. The next dual meet for the UVa is onJanuary 15 when the two squads host NC State at the Aquatic and FitnessCenter at 1:00 p.m.

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