Jan. 26, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The nationally-ranked University of Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams combined to win 19 of 26 events in cruising to victories over Atlantic Coast Conference rival Clemson Sunday (January 26) at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The ninth-ranked Cavalier men won 10 of 13 events in a 134-103 victory, while the 12th-ranked UVa women took nine of 13 events in a 130-105 win over the Tigers. With the win, the Virginia men improve to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the ACC, while the Cavalier women move to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the conference. Clemson’s men fall to 6-6 overall and 2-2 in the ACC and the Tiger women drop to 6-6 overall and 1-3 in the league.
In the women’s meet, Virginia won the first nine events before exhibitioning the final four in a 130-105 triumph over Clemson. Second-year Andrea Georoff (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep) won two individual events and also swam on a winning UVa relay, while third-year Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) won two events, in leading Virginia to the victory. Georoff got the Cavaliers off to a great start by anchoring UVa’s winning 200 medley relay (1:45.10). She came from behind in the final 25 yards to help Virginia earn the victory. Georoff also swept the 50 free (23.61) and 100 free (51.80). Dykehouse won the 200 free in 1:50.81 and also grabbed the top spot in the 200 butterfly (2:04.47).
First-years Brielle White (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School) and Elaine Bennett (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman) and third-year Cynthia Roller (Herndon, Va./Herndon) joined Georoff on the winning 200 medley relay. In the second women’s event, the 1000 free, fourth-year Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) clocked a winning time of 10:01.16. First-year Katie Gordon (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep) was victorious in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:06.48. First-year Corey Berg (Hyde Park, N.Y./F.D. Roosevelt) rounded out UVa’s event winners as she touched in 2:03.21 in leading a top-three sweep in the 200 backstroke. Fourth-year Alison Sharp (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock) scored 276.83 points in winning the one-meter diving competition.
In the men’s meet, the Cavaliers won the first 10 events before exhibitioning the final three in their 134-103 victory. First-year Fran Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa./Germantown Academy) won a pair of individual events, while third-year Jon Haag (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) and fourth-year Guy Yimsomruay (Bangkok, Thailand/Germantown Academy) won an individual event and swam on UVa’s winning 200 medley relay. After setting the ACC, school and pool record in the 1000 free against North Carolina Saturday (January 25), Crippen won the 200 and 500 freestyles against Clemson. He won the 200 free with a time of 1:39.93 and the 500 free by five seconds in 4:26.66.
UVa’s foursome of Haag, fourth-year Jon Baird (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), Yimsomruay and third-year Adam Kerpelman (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s School) opened the men’s meet with a come-from-behind victory in the 200 medley relay (1:33.29). Haag also won the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.38, while Yimsomruay took the top spot in the 200 individual medley (1:50.94).
Fourth-year Dan DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) led a top-three Cavalier sweep in the 1000 free with a winning time of 9:14.96. Fourth-year Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) took the top spot in the 50 free with a time of 20.52, while Kerpelman finished second (21.22). Fourth-year Dan Zurowski (Woodbridge, Va./Bishop Ireton) and third-year Luke Wagner (Englewood, Colo./Regis Jesuit) rounded out UVa’s individual swimming event winners. Zurowski won the 200 butterfly (1:49.69) and Wagner was victorious in the 200 backstroke (1:47.97). First-year Andrew Barber (Vienna, Va./Marshall) scored 324.08 points in winning the one-meter diving competition.
UVa returns to action on Saturday, February 1 when it travels to Pittsburgh, Pa. for a 12 noon meet against Big East rival Pittsburgh.