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Feb. 27, 2015


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ATLANTA–The No. 25 Virginia men’s swimming and diving team finished action on the third day of the ACC Championships Friday (Feb. 27) at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

The Cavaliers sit in seventh place with 463 points. NC State leads with 896, followed by Virginia Tech (850), North Carolina (821.5) and Louisville (771.5). Notre Dame is fifth (479) and Florida State is sixth (467), while Georgia Tech is eighth (437), followed by Duke (313), Pitt (282), Boston College (144) and Miami (105).

“Tonight was probably our best session of the meet,” UVa head coach Augie Busch said. “This is a very young team we have here and tonight they took a big step toward learning exactly what it means to fight hard in competition. Tomorrow can be a good day for us and I’m looking forward to watching our men finish the meet strong.”

The 400 medley relay team of sophomore Zach Bunner (Marietta, Ga.), junior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland), sophomore Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and freshman Nicholas Magana (Scottsdale, Ariz.) placed seventh in 3:11.30.

In the 100 breast, Kaeser made the championship final and finished seventh in the 53.29.

Quinn won the consolation final (ninth overall) in a time of 3:46, the sixth-fastest time on UVa’s all-time top-10 list. Freshman Brendan Casey (Santa Monica, Calif.) placed 20th overall in 3:52.53.

Bunnerfinished second in the 100 back consolation final (10th overall) in 47.38. Bunner’s prelim time of 47.28 ranks sixth on UVa’s all-time top-10 list. In the bonus final, freshman Henrik Pohlmann (Beavercreek, Ohio) out-touched the field to win and place 17th overall in 48.39.

In the 200 free, freshman Luke Georgiadis (Jacksonville, Fla.) finished 22nd overall in 1:38.09.

In a time trial, sophomore Matt Lockman (Charlottesville, Va.) completed a 50 free in 19.96, ranking sixth on UVa’s all-time top-10 list.

The meet concludes Saturday (Feb. 28) with the 1,650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay. Prelims begin at 10 a.m. with the 1,650 free prelims starting at 3:45 p.m. Finals are set for a 6 p.m. start.

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