Virginia Wins 12 Events on First Day Against Virginia Tech
Jan. 16, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams won 12 events on the first day against Virginia Tech Friday (Jan. 16) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.
After the first day, UVa’s women lead, 120-66, while Virginia Tech’s men lead, 114-72.
The entire diving portion of the meet was contested Friday, as junior Becca Corbett (Louisville, Ky.) broke the school record in women’s 3-meter diving, placing first with a score of 325.50. On the men’s side, senior JB Kolod (Pittsburg, Pa.) swept the 3-meter (406.20) and 1-meter (376.05) events.
“We had a solid meet today,” head diving coach Jason Glorius said. “I think we competed well and continued to focus on corrections during the competition. We have been training hard all year and we are looking good going into the championship season.”
Junior Courtney Bartholomew led a 1-2-3 sweep for UVa in the women’s 200 back, winning in an AFC pool record 1:54.30. Freshman Jennifer Marrkand (Westford, Mass.) placed second in 1:59.59, while senior Emily Dicus was third in 2:00.48.
The Cavaliers also completed a 1-2-3 sweep in the women’s 200 IM Bartholomre leading the way in 2:00.96. Sophomore Kaitlyn Jones (Newark, Del.) was second in 2:01.07, while senior Ellen Williamson (Ft. Mitchell, Ky.) was third in 2:01.33.
Junior Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) captured the women’s 500 free in 4:45.80, while junior Hanne Borgersen (Frederick, Md.) placed third in 4:56.99. In the men’s 500 free, sophomore Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) touched second in 4:30.48.
The Cavaliers swept the 100 breast, with sophomore Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) winning the women’s event in 1:01.01, while junior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) claimed the men’s event in 55.61.
In the women’s 100 free, sophomore Ellen Thomas (Guildford, United Kingdom) touched first in a time of 51.04, while Borgersen was second in 51.38.
In the women’s 200 fly, Williamson touched second in 2:00.55, while Jones was third in 2:00.97.
In the relays, the women’s team of sophomore Shannon Rauth (Glenmoore, Pa.), Thomas, freshman Caitlin Cooper (Atlanta, Ga.) and Williamson won the 200 free relay in 1:32.76, while the 400 medley team of Bartholomew, Simon, Williamson and Thomas won in 3:40.26. The men’s 200 free relay of Lockman, senior Charlie Rommel (East Amherst, N.Y.), Magana and senior Jake Pearce (Tulsa, Okla.) placed second in 1:22.76, while the 400 medley relay of sophomore Zach Bunner (Marietta, Ga.), Kaeser, Quinn and Lockman also touched second in 3:20.46.
The action continues tomorrow at the AFC at 11 a.m.