CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. January, 30. THE University of Pittsburgh women’s swimming and diving team fell to Virginia, 133-105 this afternoon. Pitt’s record slips to 7-3 on the season.
Junior Kristin Brown (East Berlin, Pa./Bermudian Springs) earned the first top finish for the Panthers when she touched the wall at 1:50.00 in the 200 free. Brown, then, swam a 4:59.42 in the 500 free for a third-place performance.
Later, senior Jordan Wallace (Pittsburgh, Pa./Oakland Catholic) took gold in the 50 free (23.71), while classmate Kelly Redcay (Reading, Pa./Wilson) finished in second with a time of 23.95. Redcay and Wallace, later, placed second and third, respectively, in the 100 free.
Pitt’s divers took second through fourth in the 1M boards. Sophomore Kristin Caiazzo (Princeton, N.J./Hopewell Valley) led the way with 228.90 points, while sophomore Megan McCandless (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy) and freshman Kaylee Riggs (Meadville, Pa./Meadville) followed. In the 3M dives it was McCandless taking second, while Caiazzo finished in third.
Junior Andrea Shoust (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./White Pines C & VS), freshman Ruth Seiffert (Boothwyn, Pa./Garnett Valley), sophomore Brittany Stevens (Peachtree, Ga./Starr’s Mill) and freshman Stacie Safritt (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) placed second in the opening race, 200 medley relay (1:46.43). Shoust, later, took second in the 200 back (2:03.29), as well.
Senior Amy Miteff (Wellington, Fla./Wellington) claimed a third-place finish in the 200 fly at 2:05.79.
Pitt will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 4, when the team hosts Clarion and Duquesne at Trees Pool, during Senior Day. Diving begins at 11 a.m. and all the seniors will be recognized before the meet.