Virginia Wins Nine Events Against Michigan and Penn State
Nov. 4, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams won nine events against Michigan and Penn State on the first day of the two-day meet Friday (Nov. 4) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville.
After one day, the No. 6 Cavalier women lead No. 1 Michigan, 100-66, and Penn State, 128-39. The No. 25 Virginia men lead Penn State, 109-57, but trail No. 6 Michigan, 116-51.
Senior Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) broke the AFC pool record in the women’s 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:38.06. Fellow senior Laura Simon (Simmern, Germany) broke the pool record in the women’s 100 breaststroke in 1:00.29. In the women’s 200 butterfly, junior Jennifer Marrkand (Westford, Mass.) set a new pool record in 1:55.61.
The women’s 400 medley relay of sophomore Megan Moroney (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), Simon, senior Kaitlyn Jones (Newark, Del.) and freshman Morgan Hill (Olney, Md.) broke the pool record in 3:34.99.
Other swimming event winners for UVA were sophomore Zach Fong (Moorestown, N.J.) in the men’s 200 fly (1:46.30), Jones in the women’s 200 IM (1:59.15) and Marrkand in the 200 back (1:56.90). In addition, the women’s 200 free relay of Moroney, senior Ellen Thomas (Guildford, United Kingdom), junior Caitlin Cooper (Atlanta, Ga.) and Hill touched first in 1:30.91.
In diving, freshman Bryce Shelton (Vienna, Va.) won the men’s 3-meter event with a mark of 337.85, while fellow freshman Sydney Dusel (Naperville, Ill.) placed second in the women’s 1-meter event with a score of 261.05.
Two other pool records were broken Friday night. Michigan’s Siobhan Haughley set a new women’s 200 IM mark in 1:58.98, while Penn State’s Shane Ryan won the men’s 100 free in 43.09.
The action continues Saturday with diving at 9:30 a.m. and swimming at noon.