Virginia's Wagner And Grimes Earn Top Eight Finishes At Philips 66 National Championships
April 2, 2001
AUSTIN, Texas – University of Virginia first-year Luke Wagner (Greenwood, Colo./Regis Jesuit) finished sixth in the 200-meter backstroke, while fourth-year Jamie Grimes (Olney, Md./Sherwood School) took seventh in the 1500-meter freestyle in the final two days of competition at the Phillips 66 National Championships at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Grimes was one of three Cavaliers to finish in the top 12 of the 1500-meter free.
Wagner finished sixth in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:01.77 on Saturday night (March 31). He was fifth in the prelims with a time of 2:02.45. Grimes took seventh in the 1500-meter freestyle with a time of 15:32.25 on Sunday (April 1). UVa first-year Ian Prichard (Ventura, Calif./Buena) was 10th in the 1500 free with a time of 15:37.95, while second-year Dan DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) finished 12th in 15:40.36.
On March 31, first-year Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) was 24th in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 23.97. Anderson qualified for the “C” final with a time of 23.67 in the prelims, which was the 22nd best time.
In the final day of competition at the Phillips 66 National Championships on Sunday (April 1), UVa volunteer assistant coach Doak Finch placed 16th in the 100-meter butterfly. Finch clocked a time of 56.01 in the “B” final. In the prelims, Finch touched in 55.02 for 15th place.
The Cavaliers had two competitors in the women’s 800-meter freestyle on Sunday. Second-year Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) finished 18th with a time of 8:53.88, while first-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) was 33rd in 9:02.01.
The Phillips 66 National Championships began on Tuesday, March 27 and concluded on Sunday, April 1.