Nov. 18, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams continued their winning streak with victories over Penn State Sunday (November 18) at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The 11th-ranked Cavalier men improved to 3-0 on the season with a 131-105 win over 25th-ranked Penn State, while the 15th-rated women registered a 130-111 win over the 14th-ranked Nittany Lions to improve to 4-0 on the season. Both Penn State squads fall to 3-1 on the season.
The Cavalier men won nine of 13 events in the meet with second-year Ian Prichard (Ventura, Calif./Buena) winning a pair of individual events. He won the 1000 free in a time of 9:07.11 and then took the 500 free with a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 4:27.13. Virginia began the meet with a victory in the 400-yard medley relay (3:24.35). First-year Chris Barlow (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Acad.), third-year Jonathan Baird (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Acad.), first-year Chris Cooper (Sparta, N.J./Sparta), and second-year Jonathan Haag (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) swam on the winning medley relay. Second-year Adam Kerpelman (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s School) won the 200 freestyle, clocking a time of 1:39.19. Virginia’s lone first-year swimmer to win an individual event was Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) who took the 200 I.M. title in a time of 1:50.12. Greenwood was also third in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:50.16. Third-year Dan Zurowski (Woodbridge, Va./Bishop Ireton) won the 200 butterfly in a time of 1:48.05. Second-year Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) took top honors in the 100 freestyle, posting a time of 44.75. Anderson’s second-place finish in the 50 free (20.68) was Virginia’s highest finish in that event. Second-year Luke Wagner (Englewood, Colo./Regis Jesuit) rounded out UVa’s swimming event winners as he won the 200 back in a time of 1:47.40. Greenwood, Zurowski, Anderson and Wagner all bettered the NCAA “B” qualifying standard in winning their events. Second-year Pete Amstutz (St. Joseph, Mich./St. Joseph) won the three-meter diving competition with a NCAA Zone B Diving Regionals qualifying score of 327.23. Third-years Dan DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) and Guy Yimsomruay (Bangkok, Thailand/Germantown Academy) earned second-place finishes in the 1000 free (9:19.00) and 200 I.M. (1:50.62), respectively. First-year Michael Raab (Rockville, M.d./Walter Johnson) was second in the 200 butterfly (1:49.41).
The Cavalier women took nine of 13 events in defeating Penn State 130-111. UVa had four individuals win a pair of events. Second-year Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) was a double-event winner for the third time this season. She won the 200 free and 200 fly in times of 1:49.42 and 2:01.09, respectively. Fourth-year Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) won both sprint freestyle events. She won the 50 free in a time of 23.44 and then posted a time of 51.19 to win in the 100 free. Third-year Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) won both the 200 I.M. and the 500 freestyle. She won the 200 I.M. in a time of 2:02.56 and the 500 free in 4:53.09. Bosevska also finished second in the 200 fly (2:03.45), behind Dykehouse. Dykehouse, Roesch and Bosevska bettered the NCAA “B” qualifying standard in each of their wins. Second-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) won the other distance freestyle event, clocking a time of 9:58.84 in the 1000 free. Baly was also second in the 500 free (4:53.88). First-year Katie McWilliams (Stratford, Conn./Bunnell) placed second in the 1000 free with a time of 10:04.12. Third-year Alison Sharp (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock) was the fourth Cavalier to win a pair of events as she swept the diving competition. She scored 253.65 points in winning the one-meter competition, then won the three-meter event with 288.90 points.
Virginia returns to action when it hosts the Cavalier Invitational Thursday, November 29 through Saturday, December 1 at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. Prelims begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Finals commence at 7:00 p.m. each day.