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March 22, 2002

AUSTIN, Texas – University of Virginia third-year All-American Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) finished third in the preliminaries of the 400 individual medley Friday (March 22) to qualify for the championship final at the 2002 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The NCAA Championships are being held at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas. In addition, second-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) placed 13th in the 400 I.M. prelims and will swim in the consolation finals Friday night.

Bosevska, who finished seventh in the 200 I.M. Thursday night, broke her own school record in the 400 individual medley with a third-place time of 4:11.41 in the prelims. Bosevska’s former school record was 4:11.52. Baly was 13th in the prelims with a time of 4:16.31 to advance to this evening’s consolation final.

The Cavaliers, who are tied for eighth in the NCAA Championship with Florida with 55 points, will also compete in the 800 free relay Friday night. UVa is seeded 11th in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:14.89.

Virginia had several other swimmers compete in prelims Friday. In the 200 freestyle, second-year Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) was 36th with a time of 1:49.35, while first-year Laura Lipskis (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) placed 38th in 1:49.48. First-year Andrea Georoff (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep) competed in the 100 butterfly and turned in a time of 55.52 to finish in 38th place.

The second of three final sessions for the 2002 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Saturday’s preliminary events begin at 11:00 a.m. Central Time.

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