Cavaliers Complete First-Day Action Against Penn State and Michigan
Nov. 7, 2014
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.
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.
The action between the three schools continues Saturday (Nov. 8) at 11 a.m.