NCAA Div. I: Virginia, North Carolina Split

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 25. VIRGINIA and North Carolina swapped victories in ACC action in Charlottesville today. Virginia won the men's meet while North Carolina took the women's.

Men's Meet
THE ninth-ranked Virginia men's swimming and diving team won 13 of 16 events in registering a 198-102 victory over 20th-ranked North Carolina today in Atlantic Coast Conference swimming action at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center.

First-year Francis Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa./
Germantown Academy) helped lead the Cavaliers to the victory by winning the 500 and 1000 freestyles. Crippen's time of 8:55.69 in the 1000 free set ACC, school and pool records.

With the victory, UVa improves 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the ACC, while the Tar Heels drop to 6-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

In addition to Crippen, four other Cavaliers were multiple event winners. Third-years Luke Wagner (Englewood, Colo./Regis Jesuit) and Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) both swam in three UVa wins, while second-year Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson) and third-year Pete Amstutz (St. Joseph, Mich./St. Joseph) both recorded a pair of individual event victories.

The foursome of Wagner, fourth-year Jon Baird (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), fourth-year Guy Yimsomruay (Bangkok, Thailand/Germantown Academy) and Anderson got UVa off to a good start by winning the 200 medley relay in 1:32.08 as Anderson came from behind to out-touch UNC's Michael Chenier.

Crippen then set the ACC, school and pool records in the 1000 free with his time of 8:55.69. Crippen's current teammate Ian Prichard held the former record in the 1000 free with a time of 8:59.12 set in 2001.

Fourth-year Dan DeMarco (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) was second in the 1000 free (9:14.14). Later in the meet, Crippen also took the top spot in the 500 free with a time of 4:23.78.

Prichard won the third event of the meet, the 200 free, with a time of 1:39.56 and was also runner-up to Crippen in the 500 free (4:27.75).

North Carolina's Eddy Matkovich and Sean Quinn won the next two events, the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, respectively. Matkovich beat Wagner in the 100 back by 18 hundredths of a second with his time of 50.27. Quinn took the 100 breast in a time of 56.15.

Wagner came back to lead at top-three Cavalier sweep in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:46.94. Second-year Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) was second in the 200 back (1:49.39) and fourth-year Michael Wheeler (Lisbon, Md./McDonogh) was third (1:51.46).

Raab won the 200 butterfly, the first of his two victories, with a time of 1:46.14. He earned a sweep of the two butterfly events as he touched in 49.12 in the 100 fly.

Anderson captured his two individual wins in the 50 and 100 frees. He touched in 20.31 in capturing the 50 free and then led a top-three UVa sweep in the 100 free with a winning time of 45.05. Third-year Jon Haag (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) was runner-up to Anderson in the 50 and 100 frees with times of 21.05 and 46.13, respectively, and first-year Ethan McCoy (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville) was third in the 100 free (46.56).

Amstutz swept the diving competition with scores of 334.13 on the one-meter board and 328.88 on the three-meter board.

Greenwood rounded out UVa's individual event winners as he clocked a time of 3:54.03 in the 400 individual medley. Crippen was second in the 400 I.M. in a time of 3:55.49.

The Cavaliers closed out the meet by winning the 400 freestyle in 3:01.99. Haag, Wagner, McCoy and Anderson swam legs on the winning relay.

The Cavaliers return to action Sunday (January 26) when they host Clemson at 12 noon at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The one-meter diving competition will begin at 10:45 a.m.

Women's Meet
THE 11th-ranked North Carolina women's swimming and diving team won 11 of 16 events to post a 171-129 victory over 12th-ranked Virginia Saturday (January 25) at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center.

The Cavaliers won two of the first four events, but North Carolina won the next seven events to jump out to an insurmountable lead.

After North Carolina out-touched UVa in the 200 medley relay to open the meet, Virginia first-year Rachael Burke (Bethesda, Md./Good Counsel) led a top-three Virginia sweep in the 1000 free with a winning time of 9:50.41. Fourth-year Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./
Providence) was second in 9:52.67, while third-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) was third (9:56.16).

First-year Brielle White (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School) earned UVa's second win of the meet as she touched in 55.16 to win the 100 backstroke.

Lane came from behind in the final 25 yards to win the 500 freestyle for the Cavaliers' third victory of the meet. Lane posted a season-best time of 4:49.35 in the 500.

Fourth-year Alison Sharp (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock) won the three-meter diving competition with a total of 304.43 points. She was also second in the one-meter competition with 259.20 points.

Fourth-year Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/
Trinity Prep) rounded out UVa's event winners as she took the top spot in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:04.57.

Third-year Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep) and second-year Andrea Georoff (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep) both had a pair of second-place finishes in the meet for Virginia. Dykehouse was second in the 200 free with a NCAA "B" time of 1:49.44 and was runner-up in the 100 butterfly (56.47). Georoff was second in the 50 free (23.39) and 100 free 51.57.

Junior Jessi Perruquet led the Tar Heels to the victory with individual victories in the 100 and 200 freestyles and she also anchored UNC's winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams. Perruquet posted an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:47.43 in winning the 200 freestyle and also took the top spot in the 100 freestyle (50.26). She anchored the Tar Heels' winning 200 medley relay (1:43.62) as well as the 400 free relay that touched first in 3:24.71.

Senior Christy Watkins also swam on North Carolina's winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams. She won the 50 free and 100 butterfly with times of 23.21 and 56.20, respectively.

The Cavaliers return to action Sunday (January 26) when they host Clemson at 12 noon at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The one-meter diving competition will begin at 10:45 a.m.

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