Virginia Hosts Cavalier Invite Friday and Saturday
Feb. 13, 2014
|Friday, Feb. 14||Prelims: 10 a.m. | Finals: 6 p.m.|
|Saturday, Feb. 15||Prelims: 9 a.m. | Finals: 5 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Aquatic and Fitness Center|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Virginia’s men’s and women’s swimmers will host their final home meet of the season, the Cavalier Invite, Friday and Saturday (Feb. 14-15) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville. The meet will have sessions of preliminaries and finals with action commencing at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday.
A partial Cavalier squad will be in action against select swimmers from Drexel, Duke, James Madison, Pennsylvania and William & Mary. Due to winter-weather conditions, Duke and Penn will be traveling to Charlottesville Friday morning and will be competing in the final three sessions.
Live results will be available and linked through VirginiaSports.com. Friday’s event schedule will see the 200 free relay, 200 IM, 500 free, 100 breast, 200 back, 100 free, 200 fly, 800 free relay and 400 medley relay events competed. The 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 fly, 200 breast, 100 back, 50 free, 1650 free and 400 free relay will be contested on Saturday.
Admission to Virginia swimming and diving meets is free to the public. Because of construction near the Aquatic and Fitness, parking adjacent to the facility will be limited and parking rules will be tightly enforced. There will be a few metered spaces available at the AFC and free parking is available at Slaughter Recreation Center and the parking lot closest to the West Gate at Scott Stadium. Spaces designated for those individuals in possession of a disabled parking permit are located off Alderman Road on the west side of the Aquatic and Fitness Center.
Last week, the Cavalier women (11-1) defeated Pittsburgh, 189-103, while the UVa men (6-5) were victorious, 179-112. Virginia posted first-place finishes in 31 of the 32 events contested.
Junior JB Kolod (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and freshman Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were named ACC Male Diver and Female Swimmer of the Week after breaking Virginia school and Aquatic and Fitness Center records against the Panthers. Kolod won both diving events, including a record-breaking score of 428.10 on the 3-meter boards. Smith posted a time of 9:33.29 in the 1,000 free, the nation’s fastest time.
Next up for the Cavaliers will be the ACC Championships, which will be held in Greensboro, N.C. The women’s meet, along with men’s diving, will be held Feb. 19-22, while the men’s swimming meet is the following week Feb. 26-March 1.