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Oct. 24, 2014


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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–The Virginia men’s swimming and diving team captured a season-opening win over Navy, 183-117, Friday afternoon at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Cavaliers (1-0) won 10 events over the Midshipmen (2-2).

Senior JB Kolod (Pittsburgh, Pa.) broke the school record on both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards, claiming the 1m diving event with a score of 390.83 and the 3m event with 440.70 points. The 3m record is also an Aquatic and Fitness Center pool record.

Junior Carl Buergler (Arlington, Va.) was second on 3m with a score of 384.30, while junior Colby Shinholser (Burtonsville, Md.) was the runner-up on 1m with a career-best score of 377.93.

Sophomore Matt Lockman (Charlottesville, Va.) swept the sprint freestyle events, winning the 50 free in 20.72 and 100 free in 45.88, while junior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) won the breaststroke events, including the 100 in 54.95 and 200 in 2:01.36.

In the 1,000 free, junior Rodney Fentress (Virginia Beach, Va.) led a UVa sweep in a time of 9:20.86, with freshman Brendan Casey (Santa Monica, Calif.) in second (9:25.01) and junior Greg Stoffa in third (9:27.97). Casey won the 200 back in a time of 1:48.98.

The Cavaliers also had a 1-2-3 sweep in the 100 back with sophomore Zach Bunner (Marietta, Ga.) winning in a time of 49.91, ahead of freshman Henrik Pohlmann (Beavercreek, Ohio) and senior Charlie Putnam (McLean, Va.).

In the final race of the day, the 400 free relay of Lockman, freshman Nicholas Magana (Scottsdale, Ariz.), sophomore Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and freshman Luke Georgiadis (Jacksonville, Fla.).

Both the Virginia men and women travel to University Park, Pa., next weekend (Nov. 7-8) for a double-dual meet against Penn State and Michigan. Friday’s action is set for a 6 p.m. start, while Saturday’s slate is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. The meet will serve as the season opener for UVa’s women.

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