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Feb. 26, 2016

Greensboro, N.C. – Heading into Saturday’s final day of competition, the Virginia men’s swimming and diving team remains in fifth place at the ACC Championships in Greensboro, N.C.

After three days of races, the Cavaliers have totaled 483 points. NC State holds down first place with 928 points while Louisville is second at 785.5.

Virginia’s day was highlighted by the fourth-place A-Final finish of senior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) in the 100-yard breaststroke. He turned in a time of 52.71.

UVA placed fifth in the finals of the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:09.36.

Virginia had five other competitors reach the B-Finals on Friday night. The top performance in those races came from sophomore Luke Georgiadis (Jacksonville, Fla.). He won the B-Final in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:36.16.

Junior Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) placed second in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 3:46.31. That topped his best mark in the event and gave him the sixth best time in the UVA record book. Freshman Zach Fong (Mooresville, N.J.) was fifth in the 400 IM with a time of 3:49.56.

In the 100-yard butterfly, freshman Gust Kouvaris (Troy, Mich.) placed fourth in the B-Final at 47.41, which was the ninth best time ever by a Cavalier. Freshman Bryce Keblish (Fairfield, Conn.) was sixth in the event at 47.72.

UVA’s efforts in the C-Finals featured a third-place effort by freshman Murat Yildirim (Istanbul, Turkey) in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.55. That clocked in as the 10th best ever by a Cavalier in that competition. Freshman Alex Albracht (Mission Hills, Kan.) was seventh in the same race with a personal best time of 55.22.

Freshman Matthew Hrabchak (Concord, Mass.) placed seventh in the C-Finals of the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:37.98. Kouvaris turned in a fifth-place finish in the C-Final of the 100-yard backstroke at 48.23.

Saturday’s final day of competition features races in the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 1,650-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

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