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Feb. 17, 2007

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Virginia women’s swimming and diving team finished in third place as the 2007 ACC Championship Meet concluded Saturday night at Koury Natatorium on the campus of North Carolina. The Cavaliers scored 475 points over the four-day meet, finishing behind North Carolina (737 points) and Florida State (642.5).

In the 1650 free, Virginia got a sixth-place finish from Jenn Narum (Pleasanton, Calif.). Narum swam a NCAA `B-cut’ time of 16:43.08.

First-year Mei Christensen (Reston, Va.) finished second in the 200 backstroke. Her time of 1:58.35 was also a `B-cut’ time. Erin Corgan (Marietta. Ga.) was the winner of the consolation final if the event, swimming a time of 2:01.58.

Virginia had two swimmers in the final of the 100 free. Jess Lewis (Allentown, Pa.) swam a NCAA `B-cut’ time of 49.95 to finish second. Stephanie Glover (Raleigh, N.C.) took seventh place in the final, swimming a `B-cut’ time of 50.89.

First-year Katherine McDonnell (Culpeper, Va.) finished ninth in the 200 breaststroke, winning the consolation final in a time of 2:18.08. Megan Evo (Beverly Hills, Mich.) took fifth in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:01.53.

In the final event of the meet, Virginia finished second in the 400 free relay. The team of Glover, Lewis, Colleen Law (Bethesda, Md.) and Katy Bland (Raleigh, N.C) swam a NCAA `B-cut’ time of 3:21.40.

Virginia Tech finished fourth with 393.5 points. With the Cavaliers finishing ahead of the Hokies, they capture the women’s swimming point in the Commonwealth Challenge, presented by Comcast. Virginia now leads the all-sports competition between the schools 7.5-4.5.

The meet was broadcast by ACC Select. Fans can watch the archive of the broadcast by going to

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