Virginia Places 15th at Men's NCAA Championships
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Senior Briggy Imbriglia became the first diving All-American in program history late Saturday as the Virginia men’s swimming and diving team placed 15th at the 2012 NCAA Championships. The meet was held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.
The Cavaliers finished with 65 points at the three-day event and posted their fifth consecutive top-15 finish at the national meet.
Imbriglia became Virginia’s first diving All-American, male or female, after he collected honorable mention accolades with a 13th-place performance on the platform. Also the first Cavalier to compete in all three diving events at the national meet, he earned a score of 337.75 during the preliminaries and came back to record a mark of 315.20 in the consolation final.
Virginia’s 400 freestyle relay team of junior Tom Barrett, senior Peter Geissinger, senior David Karasek and sophomore Parker Camp capped the meet with a 12th-place finish to also earn honorable mention All-America accolades. The Cavaliers teamed up to touch in 2:54.27, a mark that ranks third all-time in the event in school history.
Geissinger clocked a lifetime best in the 100 freestyle (43.06) in the preliminaries and went on to place 16th (43.76) and earn honorable mention All-America accolades. He also tallied honorable mention honors Friday in the 200 freestyle.
In the 200 backstroke, junior Brady Fox was 18th overall (1:42.74) while Camp finished 22nd (1:43.99). Camp’s time was a lifetime best.
Seniors Geissinger, Imbriglia and Karasek represented UVa for the final time at a college meet.
|2012 NCAA Men’s Championships|
|Final Team Standings (Top 20)
|7. Southern California||192|
|12. Ohio State||106|
|13. Texas A&M||97|
|14. North Carolina||74.5|
|16. Florida State||61|
|17. Penn State||56|
|18. Virginia Tech||55|
|20. Arizona State
Virginia’s 2012 All-Americans
Peter Geissinger, Sr.
100 Freestyle – 16th (HM)
200 Freestyle – 15th (HM)
Briggy Imbriglia, Sr.
Platform Diving – 13th (HM)
David Karasek, Sr.
200 Freestyle – 7th
800 Free Relay – 4th
Peter Geissinger, David Karasek, Parker Camp, Tom Barrett
400 Free Relay – 12th (HM)
Tom Barrett, Peter Geissinger, David Karasek, Parker Camp
400 Medley Relay – 14th (HM)
Parker Camp, David Karasek, Peter Geissinger, Tom Barrett