CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated Army in a dual meet on Saturday morning at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.
UVA’s women improved to 2-0 on the dual season with a 181-89 win. The Cavalier men (1-1) took the win, 186-94.
FROM HEAD COACH TODD DESORBO
“I was really impressed. We had a hard day of practice yesterday and we wanted to challenge them back-to-back days. We had a lot of people step up in events they don’t typically swim, which was really nice. We wanted to show off their versatility and see what they are capable of. I think it is a good steppingstone into next weekend (against Texas), which will be a big competition for us.
“It makes a world of difference to have the crowd there. It makes the student-athletes happy and it’s good to have a lot of noise before you step up on the blocks.”
- Virginia’s women picked up 12 first place finishes in the win.
- The Cavaliers opened the dual with a win in the 200-yard medley relay as Alex Walsh, Emma Weyant, Abby Harter and Reilly Tiltmann, respectively, combined for a time of 1:41.95.
- UVA took the top three spots in five events: 200 free, 100 back, 50 free, 100 free and 200 breast.
- Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass both had two individual event wins on the morning. Walsh won the sprint freestyle events (50 and 100 free) and Douglass swept the breaststroke events.
- Gretchen Walsh (200 free), Lexi Cuomo (100 back), Harter (200 fly), Weyant (200 back) and Ella Collins (500 free) each won individual events.
- Ella Bathurst had a pair of second place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard breaststroke.
- Gretchen Walsh swam a UVA pool record time of 52.18 in the 100-yard butterfly.
- The Cavaliers picked up 10 event wins on the morning.
- UVA’s relay group of Max Edwards, August Lamb, Josh Fong and Konnar Klinksiek, respectively, won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:29.12.
- Will Cole (100 back, 200 back) and Justin Grender (200 fly, 100 fly) finished with two individual wins.
- The Cavaliers finished one-two-three in three events: 200 fly, 100 free and 100 fly.
- Connor Boyle (50 free), Jack Aikins (100 free) and Scooter Iida (400 IM) each earned their first collegiate wins.
- Tanner Hering finished second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:40.85 and was second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:07.96).
- Lizzy Kaye swept the women’s 3-meter and 1-meter diving events. Kaye scored a 288.98 on the 3-meter and a 285.45 on the 1-meter.
- UVA’s women took the top three spots in both events. Charlotte Bowen was second on both and Maddy Grosz took third in both events.
- Oliver Mills won the 1-meter event with a score of 304.95 on the men’s side.
Virginia hosts Texas in a two-day dual meet on Friday November 5 and Saturday, November 6. The meet will be streamed on ACCNX.