Virginia Concludes Action at Georgia Fall Invitational
Dec. 7, 2014
ATHENS, Ga.-The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams closed out the Georgia Fall Invitational with three more school records Sunday (Dec. 7) at Gabrielsen Natatorium. UVa finished the weekend with 11 school records broken for the meet.
On the women’s side, the No. 9 Cavaliers placed third with 748 points, behind only No. 2 Georgia (916) and No. 5 California (907), but ahead of No. 6 Auburn (405), No. 15 Penn State (363) and Florida State (214).
The Virginia men placed fourth with 526 points, behind No. 6 Cal (921), No. 12 Georgia (916) and No. 19 Auburn (641), but ahead of Penn State (331.5) and No. 24 Florida State (311.5).
“For the most part, this weekend went pretty well,” UVa head coach Augie Busch said. “We had lots of best times and school records, we are always pushing for continual improvement and for the extreme majority of the team that is what happened. I thought we had our best session this morning and then tonight, the energy on the pool deck amongst the team was second to none.”
Junior Courtney Bartholomew placed third in the women’s 200 back in an ACC and school-record time of 1:49.94. Freshman Jennifer Marrkand placed seventh in 1:54.12, while senior Emily Dicus was eighth in 1:55.20. In prelims, Marrkand went 1:54.09 and Dicus went 1:55.09, which rank sixth and 10th on UVa’s all-time list, respectively.
On the men’s platform, senior JB Kolod placed 2nd with a school-record mark of 404.60, while junior Carl Buergler placed fourth on UVa’s all-time list with 320.80 points. Juniors Jordan Sacks (290.50) and Colby Shinholser (272.05) finished eighth and ninth, respectively.
On the women’s side, junior Becca Corbett finished seventh in platform diving with a score of 236.05, while freshman Emily Langworthy was 13th (206.25) and fellow first-year Corey Johnson was 16th (181.65).
“Overall, we had a great weekend,” UVa head diving coach Jason Glorius said. “We had an excellent effort and attention to detail. I’m looking forward to getting back to basics for a few weeks and then amping it back up for championship season.”
Junior Yannick Kaeser touched second in the men’s 200 breast in 1:53.79, just 0.08 off of his own school record, while fellow juniors Eric Holden (1:58.70) and Matheus Martini (2:00.44) placed seventh and eighth, respectively. Holden’s prelim time of 1:57.66 ranks 10th on Virginia’s all-time list.
In the men’s 200 back, sophomore Austin Quinn placed eighth in 1:44.09, while in prelims, he went 1:42.88, fifth on UVa’s all-time list.
In the women’s 100 free, Thomas placed seventh in 49.22. In prelims, Thomas went 49.03, while Rauth touched in 49.05, which rank fourth and fifth on UVa’s all-time list, respectively.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Jones finished seventh in the women’s 200 fly in a time of 1:56.50, which ranks seventh on the Cavaliers’ all-time list. In the B final, Marrkand won in a time of 1:56.71, which is ninth on UVa’s all-time list.
Sophomore Matt Lockman placed eighth in the men’s 100 free in 44.51, but went 44.36 in prelims, which ranks in a tie for 10th on the Cavaliers’ all-time list.
In the final event of the meet, the men’s 400 free relay of freshman Nick Magana, Lockman, Quinn and freshman Luke Georgiadis placed eighth in 2:57.93.
The Cavaliers return to action Jan. 16-17, when they host Virginia Tech at the Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville.