Navy Hosts Virginia and Yale Women; Virginia Dominates the Pool

This is a meet that has history to it: last year Virginia took the win against the Navy for men (162-124) and women (168-118) while the Navy women beat the Yale women 161-139. Virginia didn’t back down this year once again and swept 30 out of the 32 events in Annapolis, MD. But the opening meet for Virginia and Yale has a twist: its short course meters. Full results to the meet can be found here.

This year, Virginia men beat the Naval Academy 212-88, while the women had a more complicated meet. Virginia women beat Yale 237-63, Yale women beat the Naval Academy 188-112 and Virginia beat the Naval Academy 250-50. Okay, the real question we have to ask ourselves is, “What is Coach Augie Busch feeding at UVA?!” Warning: some of the women’s times you see may shock you. The college swimming world needs to take note to whatever he has been doing because his women are on the fast track to making a huge impact later on in the season.

The Virginia underclassmen women really came to play at their opening meet. Freshman Leah Smith showed her strength in mid-distance and distance freestyle by taking first in the 200 m free (2:0014), 400 m Free (4:13.63) and 800 m free (8:32.47). Conversions are a rough calculation, but a 2:00.14 in short course meters roughly translates to a 1:48.23 in short course yards. Her 400 m free converts to a 4:52.44 for a short course yard 500 free and her 800 m free converts to a 9:50.88 for a short course yard 1000 free.

Another Cavalier leader was sophomore and Michigan native Courtney Bartholomew who took both backstroke events. Her 100 m back clocked in at 58.79 (converts to SCY 52.92) and her 200 m back time of 2:10.39 (converts to SCY 1:57.36). Both times meet the NCAA B standard for the 2013-14 season, with her 100 back just over a second shy of the NCAA A standard.

Freshman of Virginia Laura Simon dominated the 100 m breaststroke and the 200 m breaststroke with times of 1:09.77 (converts to SCY 1:02.74) and 2:30.17 (converts to SCY 2:15.05) respectively. Breaststroke is a completely different animal when it comes to meters to yards conversions, so let’s not be too dependent on these numbers.

The Virginia men brought some veteran power with seniors Parker Camp and Jan Daniec. Camp won the 200 m free in a 1:49.11 (converts to SCY 1:38.47), the 100 m fly in a 55.00 (converts to SCY 49.37) and the 200 m fly in a 2:02.23 (converts to SCY 1:49.73). Daniec showed his strength in the 800 m free by posting an impressive time of 8:07.71 to win (converts to SCY 9:22.33) and wins the 200 m IM with a 2:06.69 (converts to SCY 1:54.03).

Sophomore backstroker Luke Papendick represented the Cavalier backstroke group by taking both backstroke events. His 100 m back clocked in at a 54.74 (converts to SCY 49.3) and his 200 m back was a 2:00.13 (converts to SCY 1:48.13).

Eva Fabian takes second in the 800 m free for Yale with a time of 8:48.54 (converts to SCY 10:09.41).  Isla Maddox-Hutchinson takes second place for Yale as well in the 200 m fly in a 2:15.71 (converts to SCY 2:02.15). Sydney Hirsch falls in behind her with a third place for Yale in the 200 m fly in a 2:15.90 (converts to SCY 2:02.32).

The Naval Academy posted a strong second place in the 200 m medley relay that had Joseph Lane, Marlin Brutkiewicz, Johnathan Debaugh and Dain Bomberger with a 1:43.06. Marlin Brutkiewicz made a statement for the Navy in the 100 m breaststroke by taking first in a 1:02.98 (converts to SCY 56.74). Sean Murphy takes second for the Naval Academy in the 100 m breaststroke with a 1:03.78 (converts to SCY 57.46).

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Joel Lin
10 years ago

Mr. National Official, what is the rule? The guidance on suits is clear. For otherwise, I have NEVER seen a showing that something between a band-aid or a medical wrap fell under anything that would in specific mandate a DQ. For those with long memories of the dramatic, recall John Moffett’s courageous go of it with a full thigh wrap in the 1984 100br Olympic final. With officials in every lane at both ends of the pool and possibly millions watching on TV, I never heard a word of that being a rule issue. Maybe I am plainly wrong though…1984 was some time ago and things may read different today. Do they?

Reply to  Joel Lin
10 years ago

Joel Lin – 1984 was a very, VERY long time ago, especially in swimming technology terms.

Here’s the FINA rule:
SW 10.8. “…Any kind of tape on the body is not permitted unless approved by FINA Sports Medicine Committee.”

The NCAA rule, under Article 2. “Artificial Aids:
“…The use of tape is permitted to treat a documented medical condition which allows a student-athlete to compete, but not gain an advantage over the remainder of the field. The Referee must be presented with documentation from a designated health official before certifying the student-athlete eligible to compete with tape. Tape ay be used by divers to support the wrists in a preventative manner without medical documentation.”

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Wahoo Strong
10 years ago

This was a significant first meet under the leadership of Augie Busch and his coaching staff. He’s changing things up in Charlottesville, so this is a statement. As I count it, they were missing 7 guys and 2 women. Imagine what it may have looked like if they had all been there?? Just sayin’.

10 years ago

Is that “thera-tape” on the shoulder in the photo? This is the second time I have seen this at a NCAA competition.
Can someone explain please?
I thought swimmers were not allowed to have any tape anywhere on the body or are those FINA rules?
So does that mean a swimmer can also tape their torso to achieve the body suit effect?

Reply to  ann
10 years ago

As a National Deck official, I can tell you there is no situation where what he is wearing in the picture is legal under any circumstances. The official should have asked him to remove the tape before being allowed to swim. But as a college official, I can tell you most college dual meets are run as glorified scrimmages where officials are expected to be seen and not heard so seeing the tape is not a surprise to me.

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