Jan. 19, 2002
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kept their Atlantic Coast Conference records perfect with victories over arch-rival North Carolina Saturday (January 19) at the Maurice J. Koury Natatorium. The 12th-ranked Cavalier men won 189-111 over the 21st-ranked Tar Heels to improve to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the ACC. The 14th-ranked Virginia women pulled out a 156-144 win over 12th-ranked UNC to increase its record to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the ACC.
The 12th-ranked UVa men won 11 of 16 events in posting a 189-111 victory over UNC (3-4, 1-2 ACC). Second-year Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) won a pair of individual events and also swam a leg on two Cavalier winning relay squads. Anderson won the 50 and 100 freestyles with times of 20.45 and 44.91 seconds, respectively. He was also a member of UVa’s winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams. The Cavaliers won the 200 medley relay in a season best time of 1:31.70 with fourth-year Chris Mousetis (Newport News, Va./Woodside), third-year Brian Best (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) and second-year Adam Kerpelman (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s School) swimming the other legs. Anderson led off the 400 free relay that posted a winning time of 3:02.60 in the final event of the meet. Second-years Luke Wagner (Englewood, Colo./Regis Jesuit) and Jon Haag (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) and Kerpelman also swam legs on the relay. In addition to swimming on the winning 400 free relay, Wagner swept the backstroke events. He won the 100 back in 49.74 seconds and then led a top three UVa sweep in the 200 back (1:47.66). Best touched in 49.98 seconds to win the 100 butterfly. Second-year Ian Prichard (Ventura, Calif./Buena) was also a double event winner for Virginia. He won the 1000 free with a time of 9:12.73, then grabbed the top spot in the 500 free in 4:27.66. The Cavaliers also had a pair of first-years earn event wins in the meet. First-year Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson) led a top three Virginia sweep in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:47.90, while Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) won the 200 individual medley in 1:50.86. Raab was also second in the 100 fly (50.19), while Greenwood had runner-up finishes in the 200 back (1:49.68) and 200 butterfly (1:49.64). Kerpelman was second in the 100 free (46.00) and 200 free (1:39.78).
North Carolina’s Sean Quinn and Stephen Krebs both won a pair of events. Quinn swept the breaststroke events, winning the 100 breast (56.76) and the 200 (2:01.84). Krebs won the one-meter diving competition with 315.83 points, then won the three-meter board with a score of 305.10 points.
The 14th-ranked Cavalier women won nine of 16 events, including the last five, to pull out a 156-144 win over the 12th-ranked Tar Heels. Third-year Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) had an outstanding meet for the Cavaliers as she won three individual events. Lane led a Cavalier sweep of the top three places in the 1000 free with a time of 9:49.70. She then posted a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 2:01.85 in winning the 200 butterfly. Lane then led a top three UVa sweep in the 500 free which she won with another NCAA “B” time of 4:52.93. Lane rounded out an extremely successful afternoon by anchoring Virginia’s second place 400 free relay team that clocked a time of 3:33.90. The Cavaliers clinched the victory by winning the 400 free relay with a time of 3:26.27. Fourth-year Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake), first-years Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla./Durant) and Andrea Georoff (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep) and Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) swam legs on the winning relay. Third-year diver Alison Sharp (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock) swept the diving events in a pair of close competitions. She won the one-meter board with 246.83 points, less than six points ahead of UNC’s Jennifer Rehm. Sharp then won the three-meter competition with 266.33 points, only 46 hundredths of a point ahead of the Tar Heel’s Ashley Benner. Third-year Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) clocked a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 2:02.44 in winning the 200 individual medley. She was also second in the 500 free (NCAA “B” time of 4:53.52) and third in the 200 free (1:52.31). Roesch and Dykehouse won the 50 free (23.51) and 100 butterfly (56.26), respectively, to round out UVa’s event winners. Roesch was also second in the 100 free (50.79), as was Dykehouse in the 200 free (1:51.96).
Jessi Perruquet and Katie Hathaway led the Tar Heels with a pair of victories apiece. Perrequet won the 100 (50.63) and 200 free (1:48.69), while Hathaway won the 100 and 200 breast with times of 1:03.36 and 2:15.00, respectively.
The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday, January 26 when both squads compete at South Carolina at 12 noon.