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COLLEGE PARK, Md. Virginia placed six swimmers in eight spots in the finals heat of the 200 individual medley as preliminaries began day two of the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in College Park, Md. The event is being held at the Eppley Recreation Natatorium.

In the first event of the day, Jen Narum, Jenna Harris and Katya Bachrouche advanced into the finals of the 500 freestyle, all clocking NCAA B times. Narum placed third in the prelims with a mark of 4:41.59 while Harris was fourth (4:44.14) and Bachrouche seventh (4:45.90).

Six Cavaliers will swim in the finals of the 200 IM this evening, again all achieving B times. Virginia went 1-2-3 in the prelims, led by Megan Evo’s 1:56.75, breaking teammate Liz Shaw’s conference record set a year ago. Shaw finished second (1:57.63) while Crippen was third (1:58.02). Amanda Falkner placed sixth (1:58.93), Katherine McDonnell sixth (1:59.43) and Erika Stewart eighth (1:59.95) in the prelims.

In the 50 free, Virginia’s Mei Christensen and Kristen Wallace swam their way into the finals. Christensen placed fourth in the prelims with a mark of 22.43 while Wallace was eighth with a time of 22.74. Both were NCAA B times.

Hannah Davis clocked a time of 23.06 for 16th place and will swim in the consolation finals tonight. Kristen Moores finished with a mark of 23.09 to tie for 18th place. She is scheduled to swim in the bonus consolation.

In men’s 3-meter diving action, Virginia’s Alex D’Ambrosio and Briggy Imbriglia placed 11th and 12th, respectively. D’Ambrosio finished with a score of 307.05 while Imbriglia tallied a score of 304.25. The men’s conference meet will begin Wednesday in College Park, but the diving portion of that event is being held at the women’s meet.

In women’s 1-meter action, Sarah Andrekovich finished with a score of 223.70 while Haley Parker recorded a mark of 157.00.

ACC Select will provide live video streaming of the championships starting Thursday at 5:15 p.m. There is no charge to watch the webcasts. ACC Select coverage will continue Friday at 5:15 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Live results from the championships are available by clicking here.

Preliminary events are now completed for day two. Finals are set to being at 7 p.m.

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