Virginia Sets Four Pool Records in Win at Duke
DURHAM, N.C. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams combined to set four pool records in wins over conference foe Duke Friday in Durham, N.C. The 11th-ranked Cavalier women’s team downed the Blue Devils 157.5-127.5 while the No. 8 UVa men earned a 159-133 victory.
Virginia senior Garrett Wren set the Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion record in the 1000 freestyle with his winning time of 9:25.95. Teammate Scot Robison, a junior, also set the pool mark in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:38.82.
Two pool records were also set by the Cavalier women. Sophomore Lauren Smart posted a time of 2:00.85 in the 200 back while Amanda Faulkner set a new mark in the 400 IM, clocking a time of 4:22.83.
The women’s 200 medley relay team of Smart, Katherine McDonnell, Mei Christensen and Lauren Perdue earned the first victory of the evening, combining to finish in 1:42.47.
The Cavalier women went 1-2-3 in the 50 free, led by Kelly Flynn, who posted a winning time of 23.60. Christensen was second (23.64) and Anna Dobben took third (24.32).
Junior Liz Shaw won the 200 free (1:49.12) followed by teammate Jen Narum (1:50.89). Shaw went on to win the 200 fly in a time of 1:58.69 while Katya Bachrouche was second in 2:03.19. Narum also claimed the 500 free (4:50.59), followed by Perdue (4:50.97).
Virginia also went 1-2 in the 100 breast. Ellie Freeman picked up the win in the event (1:03.61) just ahead of freshman Christine Olson (1:03.86). Freeman went on to take first-place honors in the 200 breast with a time of 2:19.31.
Sophomore Erika Stewart claimed the 100 back (56.44) and Meredith Perdue won the 100 free (51.29).
Senior John Azar was a double-event winner in the 100 breast (57.03) as well as the 100 free (46.13) to lead the Cavalier men.
Robison’s 200 free victory led a trio of Cavaliers in the event, as Peter Geissinger (1:40.81) and Taylor Smith (1:41.24) finished second and third, respectively. Robison went on to win the 100 fly in 49.73.
Freshman Matthew Murray picked up a win in the 200 fly (1:53.47) followed by Tommy Inwood (1:54.48).
David Wren took first-place honors in the 100 back (50.49) while Nathan Vredeveld (1:51.07) and Dan McMahon (1:51.43) went 1-2 in the 200 back.
Doug Eden won the 200 breast in 2:06.64 followed by Inwood, who touched in 2:09.68. John Snawerdt earned a victory in the 500 free (4:40.26) while Tom Casey finished second in 4:41.22.
Virginia will compete at North Carolina in a dual meet Saturday. The men’s meet is slated for a noon start while the women will begin at 3 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C.