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Virginia Men & Women Sweep Maryland

Feb 7, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's and women's swimming and diving teams concluded the dual meet portion of their seasons with victories over ACC rival Maryland on Saturday at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The ninth-ranked Virginia men posted a 125.5-77.5 victory over the Terps to improve to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the ACC. The seventh-rated UVa women recorded their 20th-consecutive dual meet win dating back to the 1997-98 season with a 138-83 triumph over Maryland. The Cavaliers finish the dual meet portion of their schedule with an 8-0 overall record and a 5-0 mark in the ACC.

Third-year Jamie Grimes Olney, Md./Sherwood) posted two wins for the Cavalier men, who won nine of 13 events in the 125.5-77.5 victory. Grimes won the 1000 and 500 freestyles with times of 9:13.46 and 4:30.82, respectively. Fourth-year Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C./O'Neal) won the 200 butterfly in 1:45.93, while third-year Troy Johnson (St. George, Utah/Dixie) touched in 1:40.04 to win the 200 free. First-year Chris Mousetis (Newport News, Va./Woodside) posted a winning time of 1:49.29 in the 200 backstroke. Mousetis, Finch, Johnson and second-year Ed Moses (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) teamed to win the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:16.49, the fifth fastest collegiate time of the season. Moses clocked an exhibition time of 1:58.18 in the 200 breaststroke. His time was more than six seconds faster than first-year teammate Jonathan Baird (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), who won with a time of 2:05.62. First-year Guy Yimsomruay (Bangkok, Thailand/Germantown Academy) rounded out the swimming event winners for the UVa men with his victory in the 200 individual medley (1:51.48). Second-year Joe Piorkowski (Easton, Pa./Easton) won the three-meter diving competition with a score of 302.62 points.

Virginia first-years Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) and Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) combined to win five individual events in the Cavaliers' 138-83 win. Virginia won the first 11 events of the 13-event competition. Lane set school, pool and ACC records in winning the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:59.35. She also won the 500 free (4:45.87) and the 200 free (1:50.10). Bosevska shattered the pool and school record in winning the 1000 free with a time of 9:42.84. She also won the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.89. Fourth-year Rebecca Cronk (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), swimming in her final home meet, won a pair of individual events and also swam the anchor leg on the Cavaliers' winning 400 medley relay. Cronk was victorious in the 50 (23.33) and 100 free (51.24) and helped the 400 medley relay to a winning time of 3:46.78. Third-year Megan Iffland (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's), second-year Kate Slonaker (Summit, N.J./Oak Knoll) and fourth-year Kori Forster (New Orleans, La./Benjamin Franklin) also swam legs on the relay. Iffland won the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:01.94 as well. Third-year Courtney Colbert (Brown Deer, Wisc./Rufus King) won both diving competitions for the 'Hoos. She scored 267.95 to win the one-meter diving competition and then tallied 273 points to take the three-meter event.

The Cavalier women's swimming and diving team returns to action February 17-19 when they attempt to win their third consecutive ACC championship. The ACC Championships take place in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Virginia men's swimming and diving team takes to the water February 24-26 when they defend their 1999 ACC Championship in Chapel Hill.