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Oct. 31, 2003



The nationally-ranked Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams posted victories at the University of South Carolina in a dual meet held Friday (October 31) at the Carolina Natatorium. The ninth-ranked Virginia men outscored South Carolina 140.5-96.5, and UVa’s 17th-ranked women won with a score of 134-109. The victory improves the men’s record to 2-1 on the season, while the UVa women improve to 1-2. Both South Carolina squads fall to 1-2.

The Virginia men began the meet on a high note by winning the 400 medley relay in a time of 3:24.24. The team of fourth-year Luke Wagner (Englewood, Colo./Regis Jesuit), first-year Vanja Rogulj (Zagreb, Croatia/Split), third-year Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson), and first-year Greg Imboden (Chattanooga, Tenn./McCallie) combined their efforts for the victory. Wagner also led a top three UVa sweep in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:48.24, and Raab picked up an individual event win in the 200 butterfly (1:48.84) as he also led a top three Cavalier sweep. In an exhibition swim, Rogulj posted the top time of 2:03.99 in the 200 breaststroke. Additional event winners for Virginia included first-year John Millen (Lilburn, Ga./Parkview) in the 1000 free (9:24.53), third-year Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) in the 200 I.M. (1:52.02) and second-year Fran Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa./Germantown Academy) in the 500 free (4:27.42). Fourth-year Andrew Pickett (Satellite Beach, Fla./Satellite) finished in 2:07.75 to win the 200 breaststroke. Greenwood was also runner-up in the in the 200 butterfly as he clocked a time of 1:50.50.

Virginia first-year Kimi Kelly (Mount Vernon, N.Y./Ursuline School) picked up two individual event wins in Friday’s victory at South Carolina. Kelly won the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:02.81 and then went on to pick up a second win in the 500 freestyle, clocking in at 4:51.18 (NCAA B). First-year Jenny Steiner (Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence) also won a pair of events. Steiner won the 200 breaststroke, touching in 2:19.24 and swam the breaststroke leg on Virginia’s winning 400 medley relay (3:54.45). Joining Steiner on the winning relay were second-year Brielle White (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School), fourth-year Cynthia Roller (Herndon, Va./Herndon), and second-year Laura Lipskis (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East).

Fourth-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School), third-year Kate Wrenshall (Pittsburgh, Pa./Bolles School), and second-year Corey Berg (Hyde Park, N.Y./F.D. Roosevelt) were also individual event winners for the Cavaliers. Baly led a top four Cavalier sweep in the 200 I.M. with a time of 2:06.69, while Berg was the first of four UVa swimmers to touch in the 200 backstroke (2:03.26). Wrenshall led a top three UVa sweep in the 1000 free with a time of 10:03.62. Wrenshall was also second in the 200 butterfly (2:05.61).

Virginia returns to action on Saturday (November 1) when it travels to Clemson for a 1:00 p.m. meet in Clemson, S.C.

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