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Feb. 25, 2015


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ATLANTA–The No. 25 Virginia men’s swimming and diving team concluded action on the first day of the ACC Championships Wednesday (Feb. 25) at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

The Cavaliers sit in fourth place with 140 points, behind Virginia Tech (172), North Carolina (170) and Notre Dame (144). NC State is fifth with 128 points, followed by Florida State (124), Louisville (112), Georgia Tech (102), Duke (102), Pitt (83), Boston College (65) and Miami (60). Scores include men’s 1-meter diving, which was contested last week.

“Our men showed a strong effort today,” UVa head coach Augie Busch said. “We had some good splits that show we are ready to swim fast. With our better events coming up as the meet goes along, I feel good that we will be able to build on today’s performances.”

The 200 medley relay team of sophomore Zach Bunner (Marietta, Ga.), junior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland), sophomore Adam Whitener (Saline, Mich.) and senior Charlie Rommel (East Amherst, N.Y.) placed eighth in a time of 1:26.51, the fourth-fastest time in school history.

In the 800 free relay, the team of sophomore Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), freshmen Nicholas Magana (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Omer Tara (Istanbul, Turkey) and Luke Georgiadis (Jasksonville, Fla.) finished ninth in 6:30.08.

The action continues Thursday (Feb. 26) with the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 200 free relay. Prelims are set to begin at 10 a.m. with finals set for a 6 p.m. start.

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