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Aug. 15, 2001

CLOVIS, Calif. – Three Virginia swimmers finished in the top 10 of the 800-meter freestyle in the first day of competition at the Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships Tuesday (August 14). Third-year Dan DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) and second-year Ian Prichard (Ventura, Calif./Buena) were sixth and seventh, respectively, in the men’s 800 freestyle, while UVa second-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) was ninth in the women’s 800 free.

DeMarco clocked a time of 8:09.26 in the timed final of the 800-meter freestyle to take sixth place. Prichard, the 2001 ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Year, turned in a time of 8:09.78 to finish seventh. Francis Crippen won the 800 free with a time of 7:59.86.

In the women’s 800 freestyle, Baly touched in 8:46.54 to finish ninth. Kalyn Keller won the 800 free title with a time of 8:37.14.

A total of 16 current and former Virginia swimmers are competing in the Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships. The meet concludes on August 18.

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