Virginia Finishes Second At Continental Airlines Classic
Nov. 9, 2001
HOUSTON, Texas – The 12th-ranked University of Virginia women’s swimming team finished second with 195 points in the six-team 2001 Continental Airlines Classic Friday evening (November 9) at Rice Pool. Seventh-ranked California won the meet with 227 points, while 22nd-ranked Rice was third with 178 points. Missouri and Washington tied for fourth place with 172 points and 10th-ranked Penn State was sixth with 155 points.
The format of the meet allowed each of the schools a maximum of 10 swimmers with two heats conducted in each of the nine individual events and one relay team in each the two relays. Each school was allowed to enter only one swimmer in each heat.
The Cavaliers won three events with third-year first-team All-American Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) winning the 500 and 1000 freestyles and second-year All-American Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) winning the 200 butterfly. Bosevska set the meet and pool record in winning the 1000 free with a time of 9:53.75. She then won the 500 free with a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 4:54.41. Dykehouse also met the NCAA “B” standard and set a pool record in winning the 200 butterfly in 2:03.41. Dykehouse was also second in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.33.
Second-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) was second in the 400 I.M. with an NCAA “B” qualifying time of 4:23.04. She also won the consolation heat of the 500 free in 4:59.88. Fourth-year Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) placed third in the 50 free in 23.80.
The Cavaliers took third place in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:28.58. Roesch, first-year Andrea Georoff (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep), Dykehouse and first-year Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla./Durant) all swam legs on the relay. Ellis and Georoff also won consolation heats in individual events. Ellis took the consolation heat of the 200 free with a time of 1:52.67, while Georoff won the consolation heat of the 50 free in 24.11.
The Virginia women’s swimming team returns to action at the Rice Invitational on Saturday morning, November 10 at 11:00 a.m.