CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, January 19. THE No. 15 Virginia men's swimming and diving team defeated ACC rival and 22nd-ranked North Carolina, 194-106, Saturday afternoon (Jan. 19) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville. The men improved to 4-1 on the season.

To start off the day, sophomore diver JB Kolod broke the school record on the 3-meter boards with a score of 392.17, while freshman Carl Buergler was second with a score of 377.85.

The foursome of juniors Jack Murfee and Taylor Grey, sophomore David Ingraham and senior Tom Barrett won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:30.32.


"We got off to a really great start," head coach Mark Bernardino said. "We haven't won the 200 medley relay against UNC in four years along with being energized by the divers gave us momentum. Then Jan Daniec, Brad Phillips and Chris Webb sweeping the 1,000 gave us a lot of confidence."

UVa went 1-2-3 in the 1,000 free, with junior Jan Daniec touching first in 9:07.13, classmate Brad Phillips second in 9:11.73 and freshman Chris Webb third in 9:14.27. Daniec and Webb's times were season-best marks.

Junior Parker Camp won the 200 free in a season-best time of 1:37.10 before Virginia produced another sweep in the 100 back. Freshman Luke Papendick won the event in 48.92, Murfee was second in 48.93, while senior Brady Fox was third in 49.35.

Grey and senior Nick Montes de Oca went 1-2 in the 100 breast in 55.65 and 55.92, respectively. Montes de Oca's time was a career-best mark.

UNC claimed the 200 fly and 50 free, with Ingraham finishing second in the 200 fly in a season-best 1:47.97 and Barrett placing second in the 50 free in 20.63 as UVa's top finishers.

Kolod won his second diving event of the day, winning the 1-meter with a score of 348.53.

"I truly didn't know how this young team would handle the environment of a UNC-UVa swimming and diving meet," Virginia diving coach Rich MacDonald said. "Obviously, they handled it very well and I'm extremely proud. We've been working really hard to get better every meet and so far we've been successful at that. That's all you can ask for. It's also a lot of fun when you're breaking records."

Barrett placed second in the 100 free in 45.12, while freshman Nick Alexiou was third in a season-best time of 45.64.

Papendick picked up his second victory of the day in the 200 back, touching first in a time of 1:45.98.

"Luke has been one of the best surprises for us," Bernardino said. "He's a quiet kid and doesn't say a lot, but he's a confident racer and is a real smooth swimmer. He's a great finisher and explodes in the last 25 percent of the race."

Grey and Montes de Oca went 1-2 in the 200 breast, finishing in 2:00.72 and 2:02.15, respectively.

The Cavaliers swept the 500 free, with Phillips claiming the victory in 4:24.81, Daniec was second in 4:25.37 and Webb was third in 4:28.18.

Ingraham placed second in the 100 fly in 49.70, a season-best time.

Montes de Oca claimed the final individual event, the 200 IM, in a time of 1:50.51, while Grey was second in 1:51.16.

In the final event of the meet, the team of Camp, Barrett, Alexiou and junior Jonathan Buerger won the 400 free relay in a time of 3:01.99.

The Cavaliers return to action against Duke this weekend, with the diving portion taking place later Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and the swimming beginning Sunday at noon.

The No. 10 Virginia women's swimming and diving team came from behind to defeat No. 16 North Carolina, 169-131, Saturday afternoon (Jan. 19) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville. With the win, the Cavaliers moved to 5-0 this season.

"It was a very intense and exceptional meet for both teams," UVa head coach Mark Bernardino said. "It went down to the wire and we tried to save our best for the end of the meet and that proved to be a good strategy this year."

In the first event of the day, Becca Corbett won the 3-meter diving with a school-record mark of 307.73, while Katie Warburg was second with a score of 301.27. Corbett already held the school record on the 1-meter boards.

"I truly didn't know how this young team would handle the environment of a UNC-UVa swimming and diving meet," Virginia diving coach Rich MacDonald said. "Obviously, they handled it very well and I'm extremely proud. We've been working really hard to get better every meet and so far we've been successful at that. That's all you can ask for. It's also a lot of fun when you're breaking records."

The women's 200 medley relay of freshmen Courtney Bartholomew and Natalie Martin, sophomore Ellen Williamson and junior Emily Lloyd opened the swimming events and placed second in a time of 1:42.89. Junior Rachel Naurath followed that with a second-place finish in the 1,000 free in 9:44.93, a season-best time.

Senior Lauren Perdue won the 200 free in a time of 1:46.23 before Bartholomew and Martin went 1-2 in the 100 back in 53.94 and 55.08, respectively.

In the 100 breast, senior Christine Olson was third in 1:05.98, while sophomore Alison Haulsee was UVa's top performer in the 200 fly, touching third in 1:59.27.

Perdue won her second event of the day, the 50 free, in 22.99, while Lloyd placed second in 23.28. At the first break, North Carolina led, 72-59.

In 1m diving, Warburg placed first with 286.05, while Corbett was second with a score of 278.23.

In 100 free, Perdue won her third event, finishing in a time of 49.44. Bartholomew won her second event of the day in the 200 back in a time of 1:57.88, while junior Caroline Kenney was second in 1:58.24.

"Lauren had an outstanding meet," Bernardino said. "To come out of the 200 free, which is one of the most grueling events in swimming and to come back and win both the 50 and 100 free, that's a very difficult triple to pull off. There aren't many athletes that can do that at a high level like she performs those three races."

In the 200 breast, Olson was second by only 0.20, finishing in 2:18.80.

Naurath and sophomores Kelly Offutt and Shaun Casey went 2-3-4 in the 500 free, finishing in 4:45.73, 4:50.44 and 4:52.03, respectively.

Williamson picked up the win in the 100 fly in 54.44 and then followed that with a win in the 200 IM in 2:00.74. Sophomore Sarah White was second in 2:01.49. The duo's performance clinched the win for the Cavaliers.

In the final event of the day, the team of Naurath, Lloyd, freshman Rachel Moore and Perdue won the 400 free relay in 3:20.60.

The Cavaliers return to action against Duke this weekend, with the diving portion taking place later Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and the swimming beginning Sunday at noon.

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Results: Virginia vs.North Carolina