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Feb. 28, 2016


ANNAPOLIS, Md.–The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving team won four events on the second day of the ECAC Championships Saturday (Feb. 28) in Annapolis, Md.

The Cavalier women swept the 3-meter diving event with senior Becca Corbett (Louisville, Ky.) winning with a score of 340.00. Freshman Kylie Towbin (New Canaan, Conn.) was second with a score of 301.40 and sophomore Corey Johnson (Ambler, Pa.) was third with 301.25, which rank fourth and fifth on UVA’s all-time list, respectively.

Freshman Kirsten Parkinson (Stamford, Conn.) was named Female Diver of the Meet after winning the 1-meter event Friday and taking fourth in the 3-meter event Saturday with a score of 286.35, which ranks sixth on UVA’s all-time list.

“The women were awesome today!” UVA head diving coach Jason Glorius said. “This was easily our best meet of the year, so we are looking to build on it and really be on our game at Zones. Kirsten really stepped up this weekend and put the things together that we have been working on all year. I’m very proud of our efforts and composure today. All four women had a wonderful meet.”

The Cavalier women won both relays on the day with the 200 medley relay of senior Samantha James (Kenilworth, Ill.), junior Audrey Gould (Bethesda, Md.), freshman Peyton Baldwin (Newport News, Va.) and sophomore Dina Rommel (East Amherst, N.Y.) in 1:42.57.

The women’s 800 free relay of sophomore Laine Reed (Austin, Texas), junior Maddy Smart (Brookfield, Conn.), sophomore Jessie Gvozdas (Henrico, Va.) and James touched first in an ECAC championship-record of 7:19.86.

Freshman Eryn Eddy (Loveland, Colo.) finished first in the women’s 200 free in 1:46.87, while Reed was second in 1:47.04.

On the men’s side, the Cavaliers’ top performers were fourth-place finishes in the 100 breast by senior Matheus Martini (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in 55.76 and in the 400 IM by junior Robert Leasure (Louisville, Ky.) in 3:57.97.

The ECAC Championships conclude Sunday (Feb. 28).

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