Cavaliers Host Virginia Tech, Princeton in Two-Day Meet
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host Virginia Tech and Princeton this weekend in a two-day meet at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. The meet will consist of three sessions (Friday, 11 a.m.; Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.) that mimic the NCAA Championships format. All events will be timed finals and live results will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
Both the men’s and women’s 1-meter and 3-meter diving events are scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Friday.
The Cavalier women are ranked No. 9 in the first College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll released this week. Virginia has not competed since its Oct. 11 season-opener at Florida, in which UVa was edged by the defending NCAA champions, 150-148.
The Virginia men debuted at No. 11 in the poll and are 2-0 in dual meets this season, with victories over Florida (153-145) and Navy (156-136).
“It’s going to be fun to race,” Virginia head coach Mark Bernardino said. “Probably 50 percent of our women have yet to race this year, so for a lot of them, this will be their first competition. It’s great to be at home and we have two outstanding opponents coming in. The format is different and I think it will lend itself to a different kind of energy and a lot of fast swimming.”
Both the Princeton men’s and women’s squads are opening their seasons this weekend in Charlottesville. The Tiger men are ranked No. 25 in the CSCAA poll, while the women are receiving votes.
The Virginia Tech men, ranked No. 23, are 2-0 on the year with dual meet wins at home against College of Charleston (168-110) and at Penn State (181.5-118.5). The women, who are receiving votes in the latest poll, are 2-1. The Hokies defeated College of Charleston (173-106) and Radford (175-110) but fell most recently at Penn State (187-113).
Because of construction near the AFC, parking adjacent to the facility is limited and parking rules are being stringently enforced. Metered parking is available at the AFC on Friday. Please note your space number and pay the meter inside the facility. Free parking will be available for spectators at Slaughter Recreation Center, a 5-10 minute walk to the AFC. Becuase of Virginia’s football game on Saturday, there is no parking available at the AFC for the Saturday morning session. All spectators must park at U-Hall parking lots and walk to the AFC.
Schedule of Events
Friday, Nov. 12 – 11 a.m.
200 Free Relay
400 Medley Relay
Friday, Nov. 12 – 2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 12 – 6 p.m.
200 Medley Relay
800 Free Relay
Saturday, Nov. 13 – 10 a.m.
400 Free Relay