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UVA's Bosevska Shatters Own ACC Meet Record In 400 IM

Feb 19, 2000

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Virginia first-year Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) shattered her own ACC Meet record, which she set earlier in the day in the prelims, and also broke her own school record in winning the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:13.77 Friday evening at the 2000 Women's ACC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Maurice J. Koury Natatorium. Despite winning four of six events, the eighth-ranked Cavaliers have fallen further behind a very deep 16th-ranked North Carolina squad.

UNC leads the ACC Championships after two days of competition with 569.50 points, while Virginia is second with 467.50. Clemson is a distance third with 309.50 points, followed by Maryland (274), Florida State (242.50), N.C. State (236) and Duke (104). The finals for the remaining seven events will be held Saturday evening.

In the preliminaries earlier Friday, Bosevska set the ACC Meet record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:15.83 and then shaved nearly two seconds off that record time in winning the final in 4:13.77. On Thursday, Bosevska set ACC Meet and UVa school records in winning the 200 IM in a time of 2:00.59.

In addition to her record-setting performance in the 400 IM Friday night, Bosevska anchored the Cavaliers' 800 free relay team that established an ACC Meet record with a winning time of 7:16.63. The 'Hoos time of 7:16.63 is the second fastest in school history and broke UNC's former ACC Meet record time of 7:18.12. Joining Bosevska on the winning relay were first-year Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence), and fourth-years Emily Trakas (Herndon, Va./Herndon) and Emily Carrig (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman). UVa's time met the NCAA "B" qualifying standard.

Virginia also won the 200 medley relay in an NCAA "B" qualifying time of 1:41.33. Third-year Megan Iffland (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) led off the relay in the backstroke, followed by second-year Kate Slonaker (Summit, N.J./Oak Knoll) in the breaststroke. Fourth-year Kori Forster (New Orleans, La./Benjamin Franklin) swam the butterfly leg, while fourth-year Rebecca Cronk (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) swam the anchor freestyle leg. Forster also won the 100 butterfly with a personal-best and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 54.09 seconds. Her time was just one-tenth of a second shy of the UVa school record. Forster rounded out a busy evening by winning the consolation final of the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.67.

In the 200 free, the Cavaliers took the fifth, sixth and seventh spots. Carrig was fifth with a time of 1:49.90, while Trakas was sixth (1:50.40) and fourth-year Laura Sullivan (Sarasota, Fla./Peddie School) was seventh (1:50.43). All three times meet the NCAA "B" qualifying standard. Iffland finished third in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.84, while Slonaker was sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.60). Both times are NCAA "B" qualifying marks. UVa third-year Valerie Oswald (Charlottesville, Va./McLean) place eighth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:28.95 to round out Virginia's competitors in Friday night's finals.

Other UVa competitors in consolation and bonus consolation finals on Friday include:

 Rebecca Cronk	10th	100 Fly	56.48 Katey Danforth	12th	400 IM	4:27.92 Caitlin Anderson	12th	100 Breast	1:06.45 Lindsey Crane	12th	100 Back	58.00 Sharon Riedlinger	14th	400 IM	4:28.91 Lisa Favreau	15th	200 Free	1:52.11 Megan Roesch	16th	200 Free	1:52.43 

The 2000 ACC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships continue with the second set of finals Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. The ACC Championship concludes on Saturday with preliminaries beginning at 11:00 a.m. and finals commencing at 7:00 p.m.