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Nov. 12, 2004


ATLANTA, Ga. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams posted convincing victories over Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Georgia Tech Friday (November 12) at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The 10th-ranked Cavalier men won all 11 swimming events in registering a 140-97 win. The 14th-ranked Virginia women also won all 11 swimming events in a 134-100 victory over the Yellow Jackets. The Cavalier men now stand at 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the ACC, while the UVa women improve to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the ACC.

In the women’s 134-100 victory, Virginia won 11 of 13 events, including three exhibition victories late in the meet. First-year Jess Lewis (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) won a pair of individual events for the Cavaliers, winning both the 50 (24.06) and 100 freestyle (51.71). Lewis was also a member of Virginia’s first-place 200 medley relay. The team of third-year Brielle White (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School), first-years Stephanie Glover (Raleigh, N.C./Athens Drive) and Anna Steenrod (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) and Lewis turned in a time of 1:45.71 to win the race. White also won the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.84. Glover posted the top time in the 100 butterfly, registering a mark of 56.51.

Second-year Katy Bland (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville) grabbed an event victory for UVa in the 200 free. Bland clocked a season-best and pool record time of 1:49.94 to meet the NCAA provisional standard in the event. Second-year Kimi Kelly (Mount Vernon, N.Y./Ursuline School) led a Virginia sweep of the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:57.41. Third-year Rachael Burke (Bethesda, Md./Good Counsel) finished second in the 1000 (10:04.11) and posted the top time in the 500 free (4:55.34).

Second-year Erin Corgan (Marietta, Ga./Marist) won the 200 individual medley for Virginia, turning in a time of 2:04.91. In the 100 breaststroke, second-year Jenny Steiner (Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence) posted an exhibition win (1:05.18). The team of Burke, Kelly, second-year Rory Schmidt (Phoenix, Ariz./Arcadia), and third-year Katie Gordon (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep) concluded the meet with an exhibition victory in the 800 freestyle relay (7:38.93).

The Virginia men won all 11 swimming events in its 140-97 win over the Yellow Jackets. The victory extends UVa’s ACC winning streak to 27 consecutive dual meets. Fourth-year Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) swept the 50 and 100 freestyles with two season-best and NCAA “B” times of 20.20 and 44.69, respectively. Anderson helped the Cavaliers open the meet by anchoring the winning 200 medley relay team. The team of first-year Bryan Stahl (Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands), second-year Vanja Rogulj (Zagreb, Croatia/Split), first-year Matt Targett (Victoria, Australia/Scotch College), and Anderson combined for a time of 1:32.35. Rogulj also posted an exhibition victory in the 100 breaststroke (56.54).

Third-year Fran Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa./Germantown Academy) set the pool record in winning the 1000 freestyle with a season-best time of 9:07.29. Second-year John Millen (Lilburn, Ga./Parkview) touched in second with a time of 9:20.64 and he went on to win the 500 free with a time 4:31.57. Second-year Stefan Hirniak (Highland Park, N.J./Princeton Day) grabbed the top spot in the 200 free (1:41.60), while fourth-year Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson) won the 100 fly (49.40). First-year Pat Mellors (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) posted the top time in the 200 I.M. (1:51.56), and fourth-year Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) finished first in the 100 backstroke (52.51). The men concluded the meet with an exhibition victory in the 800 free relay with the team of Millen, Mellors, fourth-year Brian Harrington (Alexandria, Va./Mount Vernon), and Greenwood clocking a time of 6:58.02.

Georgia Tech swept the women’s and men’s diving competitions. Laurissa Prystaj won the women’s one and three-meter diving competitions with scores of 270.07 and 283.64, respectively, while Tony Burkhardt scored 318.53 points in winning the one-meter board and 313.05 points in winning the three-meter diving competition.

Virginia returns to action on November 20 when it hosts South Carolina at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center at 1:00 p.m.

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