By William Hurd
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 3. THE UNIVERSITY of Virginia men's and women's swimming and diving teams closed out the dual meet portion of their respective
schedules with victories over Maryland Saturday afternoon (February 3) at the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium.
The 11th-ranked Virginia men defeated the Terrapins 162.5-78.5, while the 12th-ranked Cavalier women
registered a 137-106 victory over 16th-ranked Maryland.
The 11th ranked Virginia men improved to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the ACC by winning 10 of 13 events in the meet. With the loss, Maryland falls to 8-3 overall and 2-2 in the ACC.
UVa senior Jamie Grimes (Olney, Md./Sherwood) set a new pool record by winning the 1000 freestyle with a
time of 9:06.08. He led a top three UVa sweep as Dan DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) was second (9:17.80) and Michael Fuller (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) was third (9:18.37).
Freshman Ian Prichard (Ventura, Calif./Buena) won the 200 and 500 freestyles. Prichard clocked a time of 1:40.26 in winning the 200 free and 4:29.17 in taking the top spot in the 500 free. Grimes was second in the
500 free with a time of 4:29.77. Prichard also helped UVa win the 400 free relay with a time of 3:05.40 by swimming the second leg. Jon Haag (Ashland, Ohio/
Ashland), Troy Johnson (St. George,Utah/Dixie), and Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) swam the other legs on the relay.
Johnson also anchored Virginia's winning 400 medley relay that posted a time of 3:22.05. Chris Mousetis (Newport News, Va./Woodside), Jon Baird (Nashville,
Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), and Matt Lee (Munster,
Ind./Munster) swam legs on the 400 medley relay.
Mousetis also won the 200 backstroke (1:49.83) and was second in the 200 individual medley (1:52.26). Guy Yimsomruay (Bangkok, Thailand/Germantown Academy) won 200 IM in 1:51.35 and was second in the 200 back (1:50.49). Anderson, Dan Zurowski (Woodbridge, Va./ Bishop Ireton), and Gary Marshall (Bartlesville, Okla./Bartlesville) rounded out UVa's event
winners. Anderson touched in 45.63 in winning the 100 free. Zurowski won the 200 butterfly in 1:48.86, while Marshall led a top three UVa sweep in the 200 breaststroke with a winning time of 2:03.27.
The 12th-ranked Virginia women improved to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the ACC with a 137-106 victory over 16th-ranked Maryland (9-3, 2-2 ACC). UVa won 7 of 13 events. Second-year Cara Lane (Charlotte, S.C./
Providence) led the Cavaliers with a pair of impressive victories. Lane set the pool record in
winning the 1000 free with a time of 9:47.72 in leading a top three UVa sweep. She also won the 500 free in 4:50.82 and finished second to teammate Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) in the 200 butterfly. Lane posted a time of 2:00.80, while Dykehouse won in 2:00.68. Dykehouse also won the 200 free in 1:49.94.
Sophomore Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) was runner-up to Lane in the 500 free with a time of 4:54.47, and also won the 200 IM with a time of
2:04.79. Megan Iffland (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) rounded out Virginia's individual event winners as she won the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:03.56. The Cavaliers also won the 400 freestyle relay with a
season-best time of 3:26.74. Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./WildeLake), Dykehouse, Lisa Favreau (Alamo, Calif./Monte Vista), and Jenna Bridges (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles School) each swam a leg on the winning relay. Bridges also placed second in the 200 free with a time of 1:50.61, while Roesch was second in the 50 free (23.93).
Freshman Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) was second in the 1000 free (10:01.35), as well as the 200 breaststroke (2:21.79), while Quinn Amesbury (Vienna, Va./James Madison) was second in the 200 back (2:06.68).
The Virginia women's swimming and diving team return to action February 15-17 when it hosts the ACC Swimming and Diving Championships at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. Prelims begin at 11:00 a.m. each day and finals commence at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. The Virginia men will host the ACC Championships February 22-24 at the AFC.