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Jan. 15, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s and women’sswimming and diving teams both posted impressive victories over AtlanticCoast Conference rival N.C. State on Saturday afternoon at the UVa Aquaticand Fitness Center. The 10th-ranked men’s team defeated the Wolfpack140.5-98.5, while the eighth-ranked women’s team downed N.C. State 134-101.With the victory, the Virginia men improve to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in theACC and NCSU falls to 9-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference. The Cavalierwomen are now 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the ACC, and improve their dual meetwinning streak to 15-straight. The N.C. State women drop to 8-3 overalland 1-3 in the ACC.

The Virginia men’s won eight of 13 events en route to its victory.Fourth-years Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wisc./Brookfield Central) and DoakFinch (Southern Pines, N.C./O’Neal) both won two individual events for theCavaliers. Ramirez was victorious in the 200 and 500 freestyles with timesof 1:40.21 and 4:31.03, respectively. Finch won the 400 individual medley(3:57.11) and the 200 butterfly (1:47.74). Finch also swam a leg on UVa’swinning 400-medley relay team that posted a time of 3:19.65. Second-yearsChris Mousetis (Newport News, Va./Woodside) and Ed Moses (Burke, Va./LakeBraddock) and third-year Troy Johnson (St. George, Utah/Dixie) also swamlegs on the winning relay.

In addition to swimming on the winning 400 medley relay, Moses won the 200breaststroke with a time of 1:59.13, more than seven seconds ahead offirst-year teammate Jonathan Baird (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery BellAcademy) who finished second in 2:06.64. Third-year Jamie Grimes (Olney,Md./Sherwood) and first-year Guy Yimsomruay (Bangkok, Thailand/GermantownAcademy) were the other event winners for Virginia. Grimes won the 1000free with a time of 9:09.91, while Yimsomruay was triumphant in the 200backstroke (1:50.53).

N.C. State junior Andy Johnson swept the diving events. He won the one andthree-meter competitions with 315 and 322.35 points, respectively. JuniorGreg Solt also won a pair of individual events as he earned victories inthe 50 free (20.68) and 100 free (45.97). The Wolfpack also won the 400free relay with a time of 3:03.76 with Solt swimming the first leg.

The Virginia women’s swimming and diving team also turned in anoutstanding performance as it won the first nine events of the meet.First-year Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) was the Cavaliers’ onlydouble individual event winner. She won the 400 IM with a time of 4:23.44and the 200 fly in 2:02.60.

Fourth-year Rebecca Cronk (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) won the50 free in a time of 23.54, while third-year Megan Iffland (Wilmington,Del./St. Mark’s) touched in 2:02.77 to win the 200 back. Iffland and Cronkswam the lead and anchor legs, respectively, on Virginia’s winning400-medley relay (3:51.81). Second-year Caitlin Anderson (Charlottesville,Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield) and fourth-year Kori Forster (New Orleans,La./Benjamin Franklin) swam the second and third legs on the winning relay.Other individual event winners for the Cavaliers included first-yearMirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) in the 1000 free(9:54.71), fourth-year Emily Carrig (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman) in the200 free (1:52.07), third-year Courtney Colbert (Brown Deer, Wisc./RufusKing) in the one-meter diving (277.50 points), and fourth-year Emily Trakas(Herndon, Va./Herndon) in the 100 free (52.30).

N.C. State freshman Katie Sheridan won the 500 free with a time of5:06.66, while junior Natalie Jones captured the 200 breast in 2:24.79.Senior Shelly Cavaliere rounded out the Wolfpack’s individual winners byscoring 297.37 points to win the three-meter diving competition.

The Virginia swimming and diving teams return to action onSaturday, January 22 when they travel to Durham, N.C. for a 1:00 p.m. meetagainst Duke.

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