Virginia Breaks Three Pool Records in Split with NC State
Nov. 15, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams split with ACC foe NC State Saturday afternoon (Nov. 15) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Cavalier women (2-1) broke three AFC pool records on the way to a 188-112 win, while the UVa men (1-3) fell, 181-112. NC State’s men improved to 4-0 on the season, while the women dropped to 2-2.
“First off, we have several men who are stepping up in light of adversity the team has been going through and I am extremely proud of them,” UVa head coach Augie Busch said. “Our women were much more ready to go this weekend (than last weekend). They were winning the close races which was good to see and to break three pool records with the times they did them in, that is excellent for this time of year.”
In the first swimming event of the day, the women’s 200 medley relay of junior Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.), sophomore Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany), Ellen Williamson (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) and Caitlin Cooper (Atlanta, Ga.) broke the AFC pool record in a time of 1:39.40.
Bartholomew broke the pool record in the 200 back in a time of 1:54.31 and also tied the pool record in the 100 back, winning in a time of 52.58. Williamson was second in the 100 back in 54.50 and claimed the 100 fly in 53.81, while Bartholomew was second in 53.81.
In the women’s breaststroke events, Simon won the 200 in a pool-record time of 2:12.54, while also winning the 100 in 1:01.03.
Sophomore Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the 1,000 free in 9:56.61 and captured the next event, the 200 free, in 1:49.17. Smith touched first in her third event, the 500 free, in 4:51.82.
In the women’s 200 fly, sophomore Kaitlyn Jones (Newark, Del.) touched first in a time of 1:59.02. Jones also captured the 400 IM in 4:17.16.
On the men’s side, junior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) captured the men’s 100 breast event in 54.11 and the 200 breast in 1:59.79. Sophomore Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) placed second in three events, including the 200 free (1:38.68), 200 back (1:47.24) and 400 IM (3:54.72).
Next up, the Cavalier divers will travel to Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 21-23, for the Ohio State Invitational.