Oct. 27, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C. – The University of Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams successfully opened Atlantic Coast Conference action with victories over Clemson, while the UVa women also posted a win over Rice at the McHugh Natatorium in Clemson, S.C. The Cavalier men improved to 2-0 on the season with a 148-89 win over Clemson, while the Virginia women notched a 155-87 victory over the Tigers. The Cavalier women also registered a 133.5-70.5 win over Rice to improve to 3-0 on the season.
The Cavalier men won 11 of 13 events in the meet with second-year Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) winning a pair of individual events. He won the 200 free in a time of 1:40.80 and then took the 100 free with a time of 45.92. Anderson also anchored UVa’s 400 medley relay team that won the first event of the meet with a time of 3:24.39. Joining Anderson on the winning medley relay were second-years Luke Wagner (Englewood, Colo./Regis Jesuit), Gary Marshall (Bartlesville, Okla./Bartlesville), and Adam Kerpelman (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s School). Wagner also won the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:47.99, while Kerpelman posted a time of 21.03 in winning the 50 free. Kerpelman and Wagner also swam legs on UVa’s winning 400 free relay that touched in 3:07.65. First-year Chris Cooper (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) and second-year Ian Prichard (Ventura, Calif./Buena) swam the third and fourth legs of the 400 free relay. Prichard also won the 500 free in a time of 4:28.57. Third-year Dan DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) won the other distance freestyle event as he clocked a winning time of 9:22.74 in the 1000 free. DeMarco was also second to Prichard in the 500 free with a time of 4:38.80. A pair of first-years, Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson) and Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) rounded out UVa’s swimming event winners. Raab won the 200 butterfly in 1:49.09, while Greenwood took the top spot in the 200 individual medley (1:51.49). Greenwood was also second in the 200 fly (1:50.20). Second-year Pete Amstutz (St. Joseph, Mich./St. Joseph) won the three-meter diving competition with a six-dive score of 299.48. He was second on the one-meter board with 264.53 points.
The Cavalier women took eight of 13 events in defeating Clemson and Rice. UVa had three individuals win a pair of events. Second-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) won the two distance freestyle events with times of 10:03.48 in the 1000 and 4:56.89 in the 500. Second-year Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) was also a double event winner for the second consecutive week as she won the 200 free and 200 butterfly. Dykehouse won the 200 free with a time of 1:51.36 and then posted a time of 2:03.79 in winning the 200 butterfly. She was also second to Baly in the 500 free with a time of 4:59.21. Third-year Alison Sharp (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock) swept the two diving events. She scored 255.90 points in winning the one-meter competition, then won the three-meter event with 259.28 points. Third-year Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) rounded out UVa’s individual event winners. Bosevska was victorious in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:20.89 and also finished second in the 200 backstroke (2:05.71). First-year Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla./Durant) helped the Cavaliers win the 400 free relay that touched in 3:29.01. Joining Ellis on the relay were fourth-year Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake), first-year Andrea Georoff (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep) and third-year Lindsey Crane (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport). Roesch was second in the 50 free with a time of 23.67, while Ellis was third in 24.11. Ellis was also second in the 100 free (51.38).
The Virginia women’s swimming and diving team returns to action at the Rice Invitational on November 9-10. Both Cavalier squads then host Penn State on Sunday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center.