UVa Women Earn Two Wins, Men Split vs. Penn State, Indiana
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Virginia women’s swimming and diving team won six of 10 events and the men’s squad earned two victories as the two teams wrapped up its double dual meet with Indiana and Penn State Saturday in University Park, Pa.
The No. 18 UVa women were victorious over both Big Ten foes, earning a 196-156 win over No. 14 Penn State and a 212-140 victory against Indiana. The men, ranked 21st, defeated the Nittany Lions 186-167, but fell to the 14th-ranked Hoosiers, 217-136.
The women’s 200 medley relay team of Charlotte Clarke, Kelly Flynn, Meredith Cavalier and Lauren Perdue got the morning started with a victory, touching in a time of 1:42.65. The 400 freestyle relay team of Rachel Naurath, Emily Lloyd, Cavalier and Perdue also earned a first-place finish with a time of 3:20.68. Both relay squads registered NCAA ‘B’ marks.
Naurath, a sophomore, picked up two more individual wins Saturday. She took the 1000 freestyle in a winning time of 9:49.50 and also touched first in the 200 freestyle in 1:48.55, just missing another ‘B’ cut.
Freshmen Alison Haulsee (10:03.78) and Kelly Offutt (10:05.78) finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 1000 freestyle. Sophomore Caroline Kenney was fourth in the 200 freestyle with a mark of 1:49.82 and senior Meredith Perdue was sixth in 1:51.55.
Lauren Perdue, who won the 100 freestyle Friday, claimed first-place honors in the 50 freestyle with a NCAA ‘B’ time of 22.75. Teammate Emily Lloyd was fifth in 23.70.
Clarke, a sophomore, was first in the 100 backstroke with a ‘B’ mark of 54.98. Freshman Ellen Williamson was fourth in the event (56.23) and Erika Stewart was sixth (56.65). Williamson also placed fourth in the 400 IM (4:23.11) and junior Christine Olson finished sixth (4:25.26).
Olson also placed second in the 200 breaststroke (2:16.99) while Flynn touched in 2:20.52 to take fifth. Freshman Sarah White earned a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.11. Sophomore Riley Flanagan was fourth (56.54) and freshman Shaun Casey took sixth (57.03).
Sophomores Kelly Lloyd and Carlin Tettelbach placed fifth and sixth, respectively, on the 1-meter board. Lloyd earned a mark of 229.10 and Tettelbach finished with a score of 226.55.
Sophomores Bradley Phillips and Jan Daniec went 1-2 in the 1000 freestyle to lead the Virginia men. Phillips touched in a winning time of 9:09.89 while Daniec finished in 9:10.81.
Sophomore Taylor Grey was also victorious, winning the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:02.49. Junior Tom Casey was fourth overall in 2:05.08.
Phillips also led Virginia in the 400 IM, placing second in 3:57.95. Grey was third in the event with a time of 3:59.39 and freshman David Ingraham took sixth in 4:00.14.
In the 200 freestyle, three Cavaliers finished among the top six, as sophomore Parker Camp placed second (1:39.57), Daniec was fourth (1:40.95) and Jonathan Buerger was sixth (1:42.34).
Junior Tom Barrett earned a second-place finish in the 50 freestyle (20.91) with freshman Jake Pearce following in sixth (21.61). Senior Peter Geissinger was third in the 100 butterfly, touching in 49.56, while Murray was fourth in 50.86.
In the 200 backstroke, Murray led three consecutive finishes for Virginia. He placed fourth overall in 50.86 and was followed by Jack Murfee (51.10) in fifth and Brady Fox in sixth (51.20).
On the boards, senior Briggy Imbriglia was fourth on the 1-meter with a score of 301.00 and JB Kolod was sixth overall (285.05).
The men’s 400 freestyle relay team of Barrett, Camp, Geissinger and Buerger took second with a time of 3:03.39. The 200 medley relay team was third overall in 1:32.38. Murray, Casey, Geissinger and Barrett teamed up for the Cavaliers.
Virginia concludes the fall semester with the Georgia Invitational Dec. 2-4 in Athens, Ga.