Feb. 3, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 12th-ranked Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams closed out the home portion of their schedules in fine fashion with victories over Pittsburgh Sunday (February 3) at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The UVa men improved to 7-2 on the season with a 137-104 victory over the 17th-ranked Panthers. The Cavalier women ran their record to 9-0 with a 135-103 win over Pittsburgh.
The Virginia men won eight of 13 events with seven different Cavaliers earning individual event wins in the 137-104 victory over Pittsburgh. UVa began the meet by winning the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:19.62. Second-year Luke Wagner (Englewood, Colo./Regis Jesuit), third-year Jon Baird (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), third-year Brian Best (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) and second-year Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) all swam legs on the winning medley relay. Wagner also won the 200 backstroke with an NCAA “B” qualifying time of 1:47.08, while Anderson took the top spot in the 50 free in 20.39. A pair of Virginia first-years also registered NCAA “B” times. Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson) won the 200 butterfly with a career-best time of 1:46.81, while Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) lowered his time in the 200 individual medley to 1:50.02. Second-year Gary Marshall (Bartlesville, Okla./Bartlesville) touched in 2:03.81 to win the 200 breaststroke. The Cavaliers also won the two distance freestyle events. Third-year Dan DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) won the 1000 free with a time of 9:12.06, while second-year Ian Prichard (Ventura, Calif./Buena) took the 500 free in 4:31.13. Prichard was also second to DeMarco in the 1000 free (9:16.11). Anderson also picked up a second-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 44.68, just four hundredths of a second off the winning time. Greenwood was second in the 200 back in 1:48.00, while Baird was runner-up in the 200 breast (2:07.03).
The Panthers swept the one and three-meter diving events with Matthew Schwartz winning the one-meter competition (292.80 points) and Michael Wells taking the three-meter board (333.90 points). Mike Grub won the 100 free (44.64) and Max Von Bodungen won the 200 free (1:39.01).
The 12th-ranked Cavalier women won eight of nine individual swimming events in posting a 135-103 win over Pittsburgh with a trio of swimmers earning a pair of wins apiece. Third-year Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) posted UVa’s lone NCAA “B” qualifying time as she won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:03.70. She also won the 100 backstroke in 59.28. Third-year Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) also won a pair of events as she took the 200 free in 1:51.29 and the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.49. First-year Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla./Durant) won the 50 free (24.11) and 100 free (51.82) to round out UVa’s double event winners. The Cavaliers also had a pair of first-years win the two distance freestyle events. Kate Wrenshall (Pittsburgh, Pa./Bolles School) clocked a time of 10:14.65 in winning the 1000 free, while Katie McWilliams (Stratford, Conn./Bunnell) touched in 5:00.52 in capturing the top spot the 500 free.
The Panthers’ Jen O’Brien swept the diving competition with 289.13 points on the one-meter board and 268.88 points on the three-meter board. Ryan Redman won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.67.
The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday, February 9 when both squads travel to College Park, Md., for a 1:00 p.m. meet against Maryland.