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NCAA Div. I Men: Virginia Takes ACC Crown--#4 in a Row -- March 5, 2002

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 2. VIRGINIA won its fourth-onsecutive men's Atlantic Coast Conference Championship tonight -- and with a team comprised
mainly of underclassmen, Coach Mark Bernardino's Cavaliers could be on pace to equal (or surpass) the record six-straight titles won by North Carolina.

Virginia won six of this evening's eight events to rack-up 872 points. Georgia Tech, making its biggest splash yet, overtook North Carolina for second (680.5) while the Tar Heels -- last week's women's champs -- dropped to third (601.5).

Virginia was led by sophomore Luke Anderson, the meet's Most Valuable Swimmer, who swept the 50-100-200 frees and was a member of the Cavaliers' winning 400 medley and 400-800 free relays.

His pr in the 100 free (43.08) was a UVA school record and an NCAA auto qualifier plus fourth-fastest nationally.

Teammate Ian Pritchard, who won the 500 free opening-night, stroked to a 14:54.07 1650 free win tonight, just off Michigan's Brendan Nelligan's nation-leading 14:53+ from the Big 10 Championships.

Pritchard's pr and meet-record is 14:51.70 from last season. His win marked the fifth-straight season a Cavalier has won this race.

The biggest splash was made by Cav Gary Marshall, a soph who won the 100 breast in a pr 53.76 and the 200 in another pr 1:54.79. Both times are also fastest nationally as well as ACC Championship marks too.

The previous 200 best was by Texas soph Brendan Hansen (1:55.63 from last weekend's Big 12s). Hansen is defending NCAA 100-200 champ and was World Champion last summmer in the 200.

Marshall's times, while outstanding and nation-leading, are still not quite UVA school records. Those belong to a certain Mr. Moses with his 52.60-1:53.99 from his final season in Charlottesville two years ago.

UVA's Luke Anderson also stroked to a pair of wins in the backstrokes and freshman Bo Greenwood set meet records en route to wins in both IMs. He was runner-up in the 200 back too.

Most Valuable Diver honors went to Florida State's Louis Gagnet, who triumphed on the 1- and 3-meter boards.

Georgia Tech scored its lone win when David Laitala won the 100 back in 48.02 with a pr 47.98 in the prelims. The Yellow Jackets' Shilo Ayalon, an Israeli Olympian, set school records and prs in the 400 IM (3:50.27 for second) and 1650 free (15:01.14).

-- Bill Bell


2002 MEN'S ATLANTIC COAST CONFERNCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
UNIVERSITY OF MARYKLAND
COLLEGE PARK, MD., March 2

25 Yd. Pool

* Meet Record


Event 14 Men 1650 Yard Freestyle
===============================================================================
ACC Meet: # 14:51.70 2001 Ian Prichard, Virginia
ACC Record: @ 14:51.70 2001 Ian Prichard, Virginia
MD Pool: ! 15:10.15 1999 Ramirez, Virginia
MD School: & 15:28.41 2000 Malchak
15:01.39 NC-A
15:28.43 NC-B
Name Year School Finals
Points
===============================================================================
1 Prichard, Ian SO Cavaliers 14:54.07!NC-A 20
25.08 52.13 1:19.41 1:46.47 2:13.86 2:41.31 3:08.57 3:35.86
4:03.10 4:30.62 4:57.71 5:24.82 5:51.94 6:19.29 6:46.62 7:13.60
7:40.82 8:08.09 8:35.37 9:02.61 9:29.73 9:56.98 10:24.29 10:51.19
11:18.43 11:45.32 12:12.49 12:39.54 13:06.63 13:33.92 14:00.97 14:28.05
14:54.07
2 Ayalon, Shilo JR Yellow Jackets 15:01.14!NC-A 17
25.66 53.29 1:20.93 1:48.53 2:16.12 2:43.64 3:10.99 3:38.64
4:06.23 4:33.81 5:01.20 5:28.58 5:56.07 6:23.46 6:50.77 7:18.08
7:45.84 8:13.39 8:40.78 9:08.32 9:35.80 10:03.23 10:30.58 10:58.14
11:25.56 11:52.92 12:20.36 12:47.98 13:15.33 13:42.66 14:09.90 14:36.04
15:01.14
3 DeMarco, Dan JR Cavaliers 15:11.39&NC-B 16
25.44 52.66 1:19.80 1:47.36 2:15.04 2:42.58 3:10.26 3:37.99
4:05.86 4:33.78 5:01.51 5:29.22 5:56.94 6:24.86 6:52.63 7:20.41
7:48.29 8:16.18 8:43.83 9:11.59 9:39.39 10:07.00 10:34.74 11:02.57
11:30.42 11:58.25 12:25.98 12:53.78 13:21.54 13:49.34 14:17.14 14:44.75
15:11.39
4 Suguiyama, Yuri SO Tar Heels 15:17.19&NC-B 15
25.41 53.16 1:21.01 1:48.81 2:16.64 2:44.54 3:12.36 3:40.39
4:08.31 4:36.29 5:04.25 5:31.76 5:59.82 6:27.62 6:55.50 7:23.45
7:51.15 8:18.93 8:46.88 9:14.96 9:42.86 10:10.90 10:38.73 11:06.58
11:34.50 12:02.31 12:30.28 12:58.45 13:26.46 13:54.56 14:22.24 14:50.17
15:17.19
5 Oliver, Eduardo SO Yellow Jackets 15:26.59&NC-B 14
26.21 54.17 1:22.33 1:50.73 2:18.97 2:47.52 3:15.99 3:44.29
4:12.79 4:41.18 5:09.48 5:37.82 6:06.31 6:34.66 7:03.02 7:31.59
7:59.98 8:28.38 8:56.73 9:24.85 9:52.79 10:20.75 10:48.81 11:17.06
11:45.44 12:13.76 12:42.33 13:10.98 13:38.26 14:05.72 14:33.04 15:00.48
15:26.59
6 Malchak, Michael SR Terps 15:30.07 13
25.89 54.19 1:22.38 1:50.66 2:18.95 2:47.35 3:15.75 3:43.94
4:12.29 4:40.61 5:09.11 5:37.52 6:06.02 6:34.35 7:02.74 7:31.19
7:59.47 8:27.74 8:55.86 9:23.70 9:52.08 10:20.30 10:48.75 11:17.17
11:45.60 12:13.84 12:42.14 13:10.55 13:39.10 14:07.25 14:35.49 15:03.74
15:30.07
7 Salinas, Leo SR Yellow Jackets 15:30.12 12
25.85 53.72 1:21.92 1:50.19 2:18.54 2:46.94 3:15.20 3:43.59
4:11.98 4:40.42 5:08.73 5:37.04 6:05.43 6:33.79 7:02.33 7:30.78
7:59.30 8:27.72 8:56.26 9:24.53 9:52.98 10:21.22 10:49.60 11:18.13
11:46.73 12:15.46 12:44.03 13:12.70 13:40.97 14:08.19 14:36.37 15:05.09
15:30.12
8 Deal, Jack FR Wolfpack 15:30.56 11
25.15 52.47 1:20.45 1:48.84 2:17.16 2:45.49 3:13.87 3:42.36
4:11.09 4:39.84 5:08.48 5:37.12 6:05.64 6:34.22 7:02.59 7:31.02
7:59.32 8:27.47 8:55.69 9:23.99 9:52.41 10:20.74 10:49.07 11:17.45
11:46.21 12:14.63 12:43.09 13:11.69 13:40.08 14:08.48 14:36.98 15:04.86
15:30.56

Event 15 Men 200 Yard Backstroke
===============================================================================
ACC Meet: # 1:43.39 1995 Rob Braknis, Florida State
ACC Record: @ 1:42.67 2001 Luke Wagner, Virginia
MD Pool: ! 1:44.02 3/2/02 Luke Wagner, Cavaliers-
MD School: & 1:47.81 1989 Lambert, Maryland
1:44.30 NC-A
1:47.42 NC-B
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
Final
1 Wagner, Luke SO Cavaliers 1:44.02 1:44.47&NC-B
20
24.62 50.64 1:17.14 1:44.47
2 Greenwood, BO FR Cavaliers 1:45.75 1:45.46&NC-B
17
25.70 52.21 1:18.82 1:45.46
3 Salazar, James JR Yellow Jackets 1:47.81 1:45.72&NC-B
16
25.42 52.46 1:19.17 1:45.72
4 Barlow, Chad FR Cavaliers 1:47.45 1:46.41&NC-B
15
25.03 51.82 1:19.18 1:46.41
5 Henly, Mark SO Tigers 1:46.33 1:46.50&NC-B
14
25.30 52.58 1:19.61 1:46.50
6 Weinberg, Erik FR Terps 1:46.92 1:46.92&NC-B
13
25.19 52.01 1:19.67 1:46.92
7 Martinez, German SR Tigers 1:47.30 1:47.53&
12
25.71 52.88 1:20.45 1:47.53
8 Figh, Matt FR Yellow Jackets 1:48.08 1:49.43
11
26.56 1:21.46 1:49.43

Event 16 Men 100 Yard Freestyle
===============================================================================
ACC Meet: # 42.96 1999 Brendon Dedekind, Florida State
ACC Record: @ 42.96 1999 Brendon Dedekind, Florida State
MD Pool: ! 42.69 1999 Dedekind, Florida State
MD School: & 44.31 1991 KENDALL
43.64 NC-A
44.94 NC-B
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
Final
1 Anderson, Luke SO Cavaliers 43.42 43.08&NC-A
20
20.81 43.08
2 Hersko, Josh JR Yellow Jackets 44.52 44.53 NC-B
17
21.34 44.53
3 Kerpelman, Adam SO Cavaliers 44.69 44.72 NC-B
16
21.45 44.72
4 Ammons, Nnamnse JR Seminoles 45.32 44.91 NC-B
14.5
20.85 44.91
4 Carmen, Matt JR Seminoles 45.21 44.91 NC-B
14.5
21.33 44.91
6 Marshburn, Joey JR Seminoles 45.31 45.10
13
21.45 45.10
7 Luoma, Brian JR Terps 44.83 45.17
12
21.33 45.17
8 Haag, Jon SO Cavaliers 45.04 45.41
11
21.40 45.41


Event 17 Men 200 Yard Breaststroke
===============================================================================
ACC Meet: # 1:56.42 2001 Gary Marshall, Virginia
ACC Record: @ 1:53.99 2000 Ed Moses, Virginia
MD Pool: ! 1:57.31 3/2/02 Sean Quinn, Tar Heels-
MD School: & 2:01.00 2000 Ward
1:57.68 NC-A
2:01.21 NC-B
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
Final
1 Marshall, Gary SO Cavaliers 1:57.47 1:54.79*NC-A
20
26.33 55.16 1:24.56 1:54.79
2 Quinn, Sean JR Tar Heels 1:57.31 1:56.39#NC-A
17
27.04 56.59 1:26.58 1:56.39
3 Baird, Jon JR Cavaliers 1:59.45 1:58.59&NC-B
16
26.74 56.88 1:27.46 1:58.59
4 Tsuji, Tomonori JR Yellow Jackets 2:00.00 2:00.09&NC-B
15
26.96 57.06 1:28.32 2:00.09
5 Betts, Justin JR Seminoles 2:00.90 2:00.11&NC-B
14
26.60 56.87 1:28.12 2:00.11
6 Stricker, Tal SO Seminoles 2:00.60 2:00.36&NC-B
13
27.34 57.49 1:28.76 2:00.36
7 Yeager, Rob FR Wolfpack 2:01.65 2:02.15
12
28.34 59.06 1:30.43 2:02.15
8 Foster, Robbie JR Yellow Jackets 2:01.25 2:03.55
11
27.97 59.03 1:30.92 2:03.55


Event 18 Men 200 Yard Butterfly
===============================================================================
ACC Meet: # 1:43.54 2000 Doak Finch, Virginia
ACC Record: @ 1:43.50 1999 Shamek Pietucha, Virginia
MD Pool: ! 1:44.63 1999 Parry, Florida State
MD School: & 1:48.78 1991 McNicol
1:44.93 NC-A
1:48.07 NC-B
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
Final
1 Raab, Michael FR Cavaliers 1:45.72 1:45.88&NC-B
20
24.10 51.00 1:18.30 1:45.88
2 Kummer, Rob SO Tigers 1:47.82 1:47.21&NC-B
17
23.41 50.99 1:18.73 1:47.21
3 Yimsomruay, Guy JR Cavaliers 1:48.28 1:47.88&NC-B
16
24.31 51.72 1:19.30 1:47.88
4 Haley, Tim SR Wolfpack 1:48.82 1:48.09&
15
24.78 52.15 1:19.88 1:48.09
5 Laitala, David SR Yellow Jackets 1:48.45 1:48.25&
14
23.65 50.60 1:18.99 1:48.25
6 Eden, Itai SO Yellow Jackets 1:49.04 1:49.25
13
24.83 52.56 1:20.63 1:49.25
7 Zurowski, Dan JR Cavaliers 1:48.32 1:49.30
12
24.11 52.16 1:20.90 1:49.30
8 Johnson, Greg SR Tar Heels 1:49.36 1:52.87
11
24.25 52.20 1:21.81 1:52.87


Event 19 Men 3 mtr Diving
===============================================================================
ACC Meet: # 591.90 1992 Paul Spray, Florida State
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
Finals
1 Gagnet, Louis FR Seminoles 576.60 560.95
20
2 Poitras, Eric SO Tar Heels 487.25 525.15
17
3 Thomas, Craig JR Tigers 477.20 499.75
16
4 Bench, Jared FR Wolfpack 489.45 499.00
15
5 Krebs, Stephen JR Tar Heels 445.75 475.55
14
6 McCarty, Paul SO Yellow Jackets 415.00 466.55
13
7 Vigilante, Steven SO Terps 413.95 452.85
12
8 Amstutz, Pete SO Cavaliers 466.90 444.30
11
Preliminaries

Event 20 Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
===============================================================================
ACC Meet: # 2:55.22 1997 FSU
Dedekind, Coelho, McVittie, Braknis
ACC Record: @ 2:55.22 1997 FSU
Dedekind, Coelho, McVittie, Braknis
MD Pool: ! 2:55.87 1999 FSU
McVittie, Flanagan, Santos, Dedekind
MD School: & 2:58.69 2001 UMD
D. Childs, Luoma, Peterson, Courtois
2:55.06 NC-A
3:00.31 NC-B
School Finals
Points
===============================================================================
1 University of Virginia 'A' 2:56.39&NC-B 40
1) Kerpelman, Adam SO 2) Haag, Jon SO
3) Wagner, Luke SO 4) Anderson, Luke SO
21.20 44.40 1:05.09 1:28.89 1:50.28 2:13.13 2:33.60 2:56.39
2 Florida State University 'A' 2:59.19 NC-B 34
1) Marshburn, Joey JR 2) Paulus, Michael SO
3) Carmen, Matt JR 4) Ammons, Nnamnse JR
21.40 45.56 1:06.75 1:30.27 1:51.28 2:14.37 2:35.54 2:59.19
3 University of North Carolina 'A' 3:00.11 NC-B 32
1) Erndl, Kevin SR 2) Chenier, Michael JR
3) Matkovich, Eddy FR 4) Donato, Justin SO
21.69 45.75 1:06.86 1:30.74 1:51.75 2:15.85 2:36.69 3:00.11
4 Clemson University 'A' 3:01.29 30
1) Martinez, German SR 2) Scheerhorn, Drew SO
3) Wilson, Matt SR 4) Hitchcock, Brent SO
21.96 45.66 1:06.47 1:30.63 1:52.11 2:15.82 2:37.80 3:01.29
5 Georgia Tech 'A' 3:01.73 28
1) Hersko, Josh JR 2) Laitala, David SR
3) Oliver, Jorge JR 4) Salinas, Leo SR
21.47 44.95 1:06.36 1:30.10 1:51.52 2:15.41 2:37.53 3:01.73
6 University of Maryland 'A' 3:03.48 26
1) Luoma, Brian JR 2) Fried, Michael FR
3) Weinberg, Erik FR 4) Malchak, Michael SR
21.49 45.34 1:06.94 1:31.34 1:52.96 2:17.28 2:39.36 3:03.48
7 North Carolina State 'A' 3:03.76 24
1) Swank, Chris JR 2) Rojas, Cristian SO
3) Haley, Tim SR 4) Seitz, Andy SO
21.62 46.42 1:07.76 1:32.11 1:54.17 2:18.06 2:39.76 3:03.76
8 Duke University 'A' 3:07.66 22
1) Samotyj, John JR 2) Yates, Trevor SO
3) Brede, Chris SO 4) Humphrey, John FR
22.19 46.63 1:08.98 1:33.80 1:56.14 2:20.80 2:42.92 3:07.66