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Nov. 7, 2014


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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.-The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving picked up six event wins against Penn State and Michigan on the first day of a two-day meet Friday evening at McCoy Natatorium.

After day one, the Cavalier women lead Michigan, 99-68, and Penn State, 94-73. The UVa men are trailing Penn State, 99-66, and Michigan, 118-47.

On the women’s side, the Cavaliers went 1-2-3 in the 200 IM with sophomore Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.) winning in a time of 2:00.72, ahead of senior Ellen Williamson (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) in 2:01.10) and sophomore Kaitlyn Jones (Newark, Del.) in 2:01.51.

Bartholomew also captured the 200 back in 1:54.88, the fourth-fastest time in the country so far, and senior Emily Dicus (Topeka, Kan.) was third in 1:59.43. Jones also placed third in the 200 fly in 2:00.73.

Sophomore Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) touched first in the 500 free in 4:45.65, the second-fastest time in the country, while fellow sophomore Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) won the 100 breast in 1:02.52.

In 1-meter diving, junior Katie Warburg (Wilton, Conn.) placed second with a score of 291.60, while freshman Corey Johnson (Ambler, Pa.) was third with 271.95 points.

On the men’s side, junior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) won the 100 breast in 54.66. Sophomore Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) placed third in both the 500 free (4:29.41) and 200 back (1:48.43). Sophomore John Denning (Chesapeake, Va.) touched third in the 200 fly in 1:50.22.

On the 1-meter diving boards, senior JB Kolod (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won with a score of 336.90, while junior Carl Buergler (Arlington, Va.) was just behind in second with 335.00 points.

The action between the three schools continues Saturday (Nov. 8) at 11 a.m.

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