COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, February 6. THE Virginia Tech men's swimming and diving team closed out the regular season with a 133-83 victory over ACC foe Maryland. The H2Okies ended the season with a 7-1 regular season overall record and a 4-1 showing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tech captured victories in eight events, including one relay win.
To open the meet the team of senior Ian deToll, junior Jonathan Huss and sophomores Trey Stewart and Richard Ulatowski led the Virginia Tech ‘B' team to a victory in the 200 medley relay. The squad touched in with a time of 1:30.96, to get Tech on the board early in the meet.
Freshman Blake Trabuchi-Downey had the most individual wins on the evening with two. The Vineland, N.J. native swam the 1000 free event in a time of 9:22.16, a new top time for the freshman. Meanwhile, Trabuchi-Downey also won the 500 free, crossing the finish line in 4:35.76.
Junior Chip Hughes posted a win in the 200 free, finishing the race in 1:40.00 to post a new seasons best time in the event. Senior, deToll, a resident of Culpeper, Va., registered a victory in the 100 fly, touching in at 49.32.
In the 100 back, sophomore Stephen Hawkins tallied another victory for Tech. The Forest, Va. native swam the race in 50.91. Freshman Greg Morgan won the 100 free for the H2Okies, crossing the finish line in 46.51.
Junior diver Mikey McDonald scored his tenth individual win of the season, after taking the 3-meter dive title, his seventh this year. McDonald, an Annandale, Va. native, scored 428.99 in the event.
The Virginia Tech men will rest up before the ACC Championships on February 25-28, while the H2Okie women will take the pool at the ACC Championships on February 18-21. Both championship meets will take place in College Park, Md.
Special thanks to Virginia Tech for contributing this report.