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Jan. 15, 2015

Virginia vs. Virginia Tech
Date Friday-Saturday, Jan. 16-17, 2015
Time Diving: 1:30 p.m. Fri. | Swimming: 5 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m. Sat.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Aquatic and Fitness Center
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams host in-state rival Virginia Tech Friday and Saturday (Jan. 16-17) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. Diving action is slated for a 1:30 p.m. start on Friday, while the swimming portion will be split up into two sessions, 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

Admission to Virginia swimming and diving meets is free to the public. Public parking is available at Slaughter Recreation Center and the parking lot closest to the West Gate at Scott Stadium on a first-come, first-served basis.

Live results will be available through

Virginia’s women (2-1) are ranked sixth in the latest CSCAA national poll, while the men (1-3) are currently 21st. The Hokie men (8-1) are tabbed 12th in the nation, while the women (7-2) are not ranked.

The Cavaliers last competed at the Georgia Fall Invitational in December where the women placed third and the men finished fourth.

Sophomore Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) currently ranks first in the country in both the 500 free and 1,650 free, while junior Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.) is No. 1 in the 100 back and third in the 200 back and 200 IM. Sophomore Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) ranks second in the 200 breast and third in the 100 breast. Fellow sophomore Kaitlyn Jones (Newark, Del.) is No. 4 in the 200 IM and eighth in the 400 IM, while senior Ellen Williamson (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) is sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 100 fly.

On the men’s side, junior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) currently is fifth in the nation in the 200 breast and sixth in the 100 breast, while sophomore Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) ranks No. 19 in the 200 back and 24th in the 400 IM.

The Cavaliers’ host North Carolina Jan. 24 at the AFC in the team’s final dual meet of the season.

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