Oct. 28, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams successfully opened the Atlantic Coast Conference portions of their schedules with victories over Clemson Saturday (October 28) at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Virginia men won 156-87, while the UVa women recorded their 23rd-consecutive dual meet win with a 150-93 victory over the Tigers. Both UVa teams improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the ACC, while the two Clemson squads fall to 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the ACC.
The 11th-ranked Virginia men won 156-87 with first-year Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) leading the way with a pair of individual wins and a relay victory. Anderson won the 50 and 100 freestyles with times of 20.89 and 45.54, respectively. He also swam the anchor leg on UVa’s winning 400 free relay team (3:03.15). First-year Ian Prichard (Ventura, Calif./Buena) was a double winner for Virginia as well. He triumphed in the 200 free with a time of 1:40.72 and also won the 500 free in 4:27.26, which met the NCAA “B” qualifying time. First-year Luke Wagner (Greenwood, Colo./Regis Jesuit) touched in a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 1:47.17 in winning the 200 backstroke. Wagner also swam the third leg on UVa’s winning 400 free relay team. First-year Jon Haag (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) and fourth-year Troy Johnson (St. George, Utah/Dixie) also swam legs on the `Hoos winning 400 free relay. Fourth-year Jamie Grimes (Olney, Md./Sherwood) led a top-four Cavalier sweep in the 1000 free with a time of 9:11.79. Fourth-year Michael Fuller (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) and second-year Guy Yimsomruay (Bangkok, Thailand/Germantown Academy) rounded out Virginia’s individual event winners in the 200 butterfly (1:49.83) and 200 individual medley (1:51.95), respectively.
Clemson sophomore diver Craig Thomas swept diving events with scores of 258.45 and 282.60 on the one and three-meter boards, respectively. Sophomore Gregor Govse won the 200 breaststroke in 2:05.41 for the Tigers.
The 12th-ranked Virginia women extended their dual meet winning streak to 23 with a 150-93 victory over Clemson. The streak dates back to the 1997-98 season. A trio of Cavaliers won two individual events apiece in the victory. Second-year Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) won the 1000 free and the 200 individual medley. Bosevska won the 1000 free by nearly 10 seconds (9:48.69) and then missed the NCAA “B ” qualifying standard by one one-hundredth of a second with a winning time of 2:03.92 in the 200 IM. She was also second to second-year Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) in the 500 free. Lane bettered the NCAA “B” standard with a winning time of 4:47.42 in the 500 free, while Bosevska was second in 4:54.99. Lane also captured the 200 butterfly with a NCAA “B” time of 2:00.85. Lane was second in the 200 free in 1:50.35 as well, which also met the NCAA “B” standard. Second-year Alison Sharp (Newton, Pa./Council Rock) swept the women’s diving events. She won the one-meter board with a total of 252.25 points and then qualified for NCAA Zone Diving Regionals in the three-meter board with 276.75 points.
First-year Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) won the 200 freestyle with a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 1:50.26. Dykehouse also swam the second leg of the Cavaliers’ winning 400 free relay team that posted a time of 3:28.76). First-year Jenna Bridges (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles School), fourth-year Megan Iffland (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s) and third-year Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) swam on the winning relay team as well. Bridges also won the 100 free (52.03) and Iffland took the 200 backstroke (2:03.44).
Clemson junior Patty Hider won the 50 free in 24.19, while sophomore Courtney Ellis took the 200 breast in 2:20.68.
The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams return to action on Saturday, November 11 when they travel to Pittsburgh, Pa. take on the Pittsburgh Panthers at 1:00 p.m.