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Dec. 3, 2006

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams continued competition at the Big Al Invitational Saturday at the DeNunzio Pool at Princeton University. The Cavalier women continued to lead the six team field after day two, while the Cavalier men moved into the lead in the eight team field on Saturday.

The women’s team got a 1-2 finish in the 100 butterfly as Megan Evo (Beverly Hills, Mich.) and Stephanie Glover (Raleigh, N.C.) took the top two spots. In the 200 free, the Cavaliers finished 2-4, with Jess Lewis (Allentown, Pa.), Jenna Harris (St. Louis, Mo.), and Katy Bland (Raleigh, N.C.). Katherine McDonnell (Culpeper, Va.) scored a second place finish in the 200 breaststroke. Mei Christensen (Reston, Va,) won the 100 backstroke in a time of 55.19. Virginia capped the day by winning the 800 free relay as Evo, Bland, Harris, and Lewis finished in a time of 7:19.80.

The men’s team got a victory from Pat Mellors (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in the 400 I.M., as he won in a time of 3:51.98. In the 200 free, Virginia took three of the top four spots. John Millen (Lilburn, Ga.) won, with Richard Hutton (Leicestershire, England) finishing second and Stefan Hirniak (Highland Park, N.J.) finishing fourth. Vanja Rogulj (Zagreb, Croatia) won the 100 breaststroke. With Ryan Hurley (Potomac, Md.) finishing third. Bryan Stahl (Woodlands, Texas) took the win in the 100 backstroke in a time of 49.88.

The meet will conclude at Princeton on Sunday.

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