Virginia Opens 2014 with Meet at Virginia Tech This Weekend
Jan. 16, 2014
|Virginia at Virginia Tech/vs. Wisconsin, Harvard (M), Miami (W)|
|Date||Friday-Saturday, Jan. 17-18|
|Location||Christiansburg, Va. | Christiansburg Aquatic Center|
|Coverage||Live Results (link will be updated as meet begins)|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams open 2014 with a two-day meet at Virginia Tech this weekend (Jan 17-18). In addition to the Hokies, the Cavaliers will compete against Harvard’s men, Miami’s women and both Wisconsin programs.
Action at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center begins at 5 p.m. Friday with the 1,650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 free, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 400 medley relay, women’s 1-meter diving and men’s 3-meter diving events being contested. On Saturday, the morning swim session will start at 9 a.m. with the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 800 free relay events. Diving continues at 10:30 a.m. with the women’s 3m and men’s 1m, while the final swim session starts at 1 p.m. with the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 400 medley relay.
The Cavalier women (4-1) are currently ranked No. 9 in latest CSCAA national poll, while the UVa men (2-2) are No. 18. Virginia Tech’s men are tabbed No. 15 and Harvard’s men are No. 24, while both of Wisconsin’s teams received votes in the polls.
Numerous Cavaliers are in, or just outside the top 10 in the individual event national rankings. Sophomore Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.) ranks first in the women’s 100 back and second in the 200 back, while freshman Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) is No. 4 in the 500 free, No. 5 in the 1,650 free and No. 14 in the 200 free.
Junior Ellen Williamson (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) is currently eighth in the 200 IM and freshman Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) is ninth in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Fellow freshman Kaitlyn Jones (Newark, Del.) ranks 11th in the 200 IM.
On the men’s side, senior Parker Camp (Brentwood, Tenn.) is 11th in the 200 IM and the 200 free. Senior Jan Daniec (Mission Viejo, Calif.) is currently 11th in the 1,650 free and sophomore Luke Papendick (Kinnelon, N.J.) is 12th in the 200 back.
The Cavaliers return to action next weekend when they travel to face Duke on Friday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. in Durham, N.C. Virginia takes on North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Saturday, Jan. 25. The men’s meet is scheduled for a noon start, while the women’s meet will begin at 3 p.m.