UVA Finishes Action on Second Day of NCAA Championships
March 24, 2016
ATLANTA-The Virginia men’s swimming and diving team finished action on the second day of the NCAA Championships Thursday (March 24) at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta.
Freshman Zach Fong (Moorestown, N.J.) placed 46th in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:48.29, while senior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) was 51st in 1:55.85. Kaeser’s breaststroke split was 28.03, which was the fastest in the field.
“This morning was about the guys getting a feel for the meet as they prepare for their best two events Friday and Saturday,” UVA head coach Augie Busch. “Yannick was unshaved with the objective of getting his lifetime best breaststroke split, which he did by a wide margin, and it was good for Zach to get his first NCAA swim under his belt in his weaker event. They are in good form to race their primary strokes the next two days.”
Fong and Kaeser will swim the 100 fly and 100 breast, respectively, on Friday, while the duo will compete in the 200 fly (Fong) and 200 breast (Kaeser) on Saturday. Prelims are scheduled for 10 a.m. with finals at 6 p.m.