Virginia Women Defeats No. 6 Michigan, Falls to No. 18 Penn State
Nov. 8, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.-The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed action against Penn State and Michigan Saturday (Nov. 8) at the McCoy Natatorium. The Cavalier women (1-1) defeated No. 6 Michigan, 184.5-168.5, but fell to the No. 18 Nittany Lions, 183-170. The Cavalier men (1-2) fell to top-ranked Michigan, 247-102, and No. 18 Penn State, 212-136.
Junior Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.) earned her third individual event win of the weekend, claiming the women’s 100 back in a time of 53.30. Bartholomew won the 200 IM and 200 back Friday evening.
Sophomore Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) and junior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) clinched a Cavalier sweep in the breaststroke events, with Simon winning the women’s 200 event in 2:15.38 and Kaeser taking the men’s 200 in 2:00.83. Both won their respective 100 breast events Friday.
Senior JB Kolod (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the men’s 3-meter diving event with a score of 360.90. Kolod captured the 1m diving event Friday. Junior Carl Buergler (Arlington, Va.) was third on 3m with a score of 309.95.
In the women’s 100 fly, senior Ellen Williamson (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) touched first in a time of 54.19, while the women’s 200 medley relay team of Bartholomew, Simon, Williamson and sophomore Shannon Rauth (Glenmoore, Pa.) placed second in 1:41.78.
The Cavaliers picked up second-place finishes from a pair of sophomores in the 200 free, with Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) placing second in the men’s race in 1:39.93, while Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was runner up in the women’s event in 1:49.16. Junior Rodney Fentress (Virginia Beach, Va.) touched third in the men’s 1,000 free in 9:23.50.
Up next, the Cavaliers face NC State on Nov. 15 at the Aquatic and Fitness Center at 3 p.m.