Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Thursday, January 14

Jan. 15, 2010


Virginia Defeats Seminoles in ACC Dual Meet

TALLAHASSE, Fla. - The Virginia men's and women's swimming and diving teams defeated Florida State in a conference dual meet Thursday in Tallahassee, Fla. The No. 9 UVa men downed the No. 15 Seminoles 161-134 while the No. 11 Cavalier women earned a 163-123 victory over No. 24 FSU.

Both 200 medley relay teams opened the meet with a victory, giving Virginia the momentum. Mei Christensen, Katherine McDonnell, Lauren Smart and Hannah Davis clocked an NCAA 'B' time of 1:42.44 while Eric Olesen, Casey Thomas, Peter Geissinger and Scot Robison also earned a win in 1:31.03.

The women went 1-2-3 in four events: the 100 free, 500 free, 1000 free and 100 breast. Senior Jen Narum led the pack in the 1000 free with a winning time of 9:50.69, followed by teammates Anne Summer Myers (9:59.58) and Katya Bachrouche (10:02.80).

Freshman Lauren Perdue won the 200 free in an NCAA 'B' time of 1:47.96. Senior Jenna Harris was second (1:49.86) and sophomore Meredith Perdue was third (1:50.58). Lauren Perdue, a Greenville, N.C. native, also claimed wins in the 50 free (22.73) and the 100 free (49.61), both of which were also 'B' marks.

The Cavalier men went 1-2-3 in two events: the 100 back and 500 free. Sophomore David Wren led the way in the 100 back with a time of 50.80, followed by Olesen (50.91) and freshman Matthew Murray (51.57).

Junior Taylor Smith was victorious in the 500 free, finishing in 4:29.10. Darren Ankosko (4:30.87) and John Snawerdt (4:33.36) placed second and third, respectively. Smith also went on to claim the 1000 free with a mark of 9:06.93.