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UVA Men And Women Post Win Over Pittsburgh

Nov 12, 2000

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The University of Virginia men's and women's swimming and diving teams both improved to 4-0 on the season with wins over Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon (November 11) at Trees Pool in Pittsburgh. The 11th-ranked Virginia men tallied a narrow 122-119 win over the Panthers, while the 12th-ranked UVa women extended their consecutive dual meet winning streak to 24 with a 132-109 triumph over Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh men's team is now 5-1 on the season, while the Panther women fall to 3-5.

The 11th-ranked Virginia men won only five events, but swept the top three places in all five of the victories for a 122-119 victory over Pittsburgh. First-year Ian Prichard (Ventura, Calif./Buena) led a top-three UVa sweep in the 500 free (4:26.47) and also finished second in the 200 free (1:39.72). Second-year Dan DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) and fourth-year Jamie Grimes (Olney, Md./Sherwood) were second and third in the 500 free with times of 4:34.45 and 4:35.02, respectively. Earlier in the meet, Grimes won the 1000 free in a time of 9:11.25, with DeMarco in second (9:18.21) and fourth-year Michael Fuller (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) taking third (9:25.86). Fuller also earned a victory in the meet as he led a top-three UVa sweep in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:51.11, just one one-hundredth of a second ahead of second-year teammate Dan Zurowski (Woodbridge, Va./Bishop Ireton). Second-year Evan Taylor (Issaquah, Wash./Issaquah) touched in 1:53.45 to take third place. In the 200 individual medley, second-year Guy Yimsomruay (Bangkok, Thailand/Germantown Academy) led a one-two-three Virginia finish as he posted a winning time of 1:52.19. Third-year Chris Mousetis (Newport News, Va./Woodside) was second (1:55.20) and first-year Gary Marshall (Bartlesville, Okla./Bartlesville) took third (1:56.56). Second-year Jonathan Baird (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) led the fifth Virginia top-three sweep of the meet. Baird won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:06.72, while Marshall was just six one-hundredths of a second behind in 2:06.78. Fourth-year Justin Capuco (Burtonsville, Md./Good Counsel) was third in 2:07.99.

Pittsburgh's Mike Grub won the 50 free (20.83) and the 100 free (45.70) and swam the leadoff leg on the Panthers' 400 free relay team that posted a winning time of 3:03.12.

Second-year Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) won three events in leading the 12th-ranked Virginia women to a 132-109 victory over the Panthers. UVa won nine of 13 events in winning their 24th-consecutive dual meet. Lane won the 200 free in a time of 1:52.52, then touched in 2:02.37 in winning the 200 butterfly. She earned her third win in the 500 free with a time of 4:53.63. First-year Jenna Bridges (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles School) won a pair of events for the 'Hoos. Bridges took the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:07.19 and then clocked a time of 52.20 in winning the 100 freestyle. Fourth-year Megan Iffland (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) and first-year Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) both won individual events and also swam legs on UVa's winning 400 medley relay that posted a time of 3:56.14. Iffland won the 200 back (2:05.46), while Dykehouse was victorious in the 1000 free (10:07.56). Dykehouse was second to Lane in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:03.63 as well. Third-year Caitlin Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) and second-year Lisa Favreau (Alamo, Calif./Monte Vista) also swam legs on the Cavaliers' winning 400 medley relay. First-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) rounded out the event winners for Virginia as she posted a time of 2:23.14 in winning the 200 breaststroke. Baly was also second in the 200 I.M. and 500 free with a times of 2:07.43 and 4;59.91, respectively.

Pittsburgh's Jen O'Brien won the one and three-meter diving events with scores of 275.93 and 269.18, respectively.

The Virginia women's swimming team returns to action on November 15-16 when several members of the team compete in the FINA World Cup in College Park, Md. The UVa men's swimming and diving team returns to action on November 17 when they travel to Knoxville, Tenn. for a 2:00 p.m. meet against the eighth-ranked Volunteers.