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ATHENS, Ga. Both the Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams placed second at the Georgia Invitational, which wrapped up Sunday in Athens, Ga.

Both squads finished second behind host Georgia. The women racked up 906 points to Georgia’s 1180, while the men finished with 776 to the Bulldogs’ 970.

The Cavalier women claimed 14 more NCAA B’ qualifying standards on the final day of competition, including five marks in the 1650 freestyle. Rookies Claire Galdun (16:25.62) and Claire Crippen (16:35.33) finished third and fourth, respectively. Teammate Jenna Harris (16:41.08) placed fifth, Jenn Narum (16:41.32) was fifth and Leslie Swinley (16:46.67) finished sixth.

Liz Shaw (second, 1:59.13), Crippen (third, 1:59.34) and Megan Evo (fifth, 2:00.85) each bested their prelim times in the 200 fly to all pick up B’ standards.

Amanda Faulkner won the 200 back, claiming the race with a B’ time of 1:57.71 while Mei Christensen finished third in 1:59.68. Ellie Freeman placed third in the 200 breast with a time of 2:16.51 and Katherine McDonnell swam 2:18.17 in the prelims, good enough for another B’ mark.

Jess Lewis also clocked a B’ time of 50.80 in the prelims of the 100 free.

The 400 free relay team of Kristen Moores, Lewis, Stephanie Glover and Evo finished second in 3:22.82, another B’ time.

Fourth year Kenton Harris claimed first-place honors in the 200 back, winning in an NCAA B’ time of 1:46.67, to help lead the men. Bryan Stahl had a fifth-place showing in the event, finishing in 1:49.49. Lee Robertson also picked up a B’ standard in the 200 fly, finishing third in 1:47.84.

Scot Robison was second in the 100 free (45.13) while PJ Sullivan finished fourth in the 200 breast (2:03.68). Dan McMahon was third (15:33.18) and Garrett Wren was fifth (15:37.31) in the 1650 freestyle.

Virginia will take the rest of December off and returns to action Jan. 19 with a tri-meet against Duke and Gardner Webb in Durham, N.C.

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