Virginia Faces Wisconsin in Home Opener

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October 24th, 2019 ACC, College, News

Courtesy: Virginia Athletics

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams welcome Wisconsin to the Aquatic and Fitness Center for a two-day dual meet beginning on Friday (Oct. 25).

Admission to Virginia swimming and diving meets is free to the public. Public parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at Slaughter Recreation Center and the parking lot closest to the West Gate at Scott Stadium.

Meet Information

Date: Friday, Oct 25- Saturday, Oct. 26

Location: Aquatic and Fitness Center- Charlottesville, Va.

• Friday (Short Course Yards): 1 p.m. Diving | 4 p.m. Swimming

• Saturday (Long Course Meters): 9:30 a.m. Swimming

How to Follow

Fans can follow the action with live results, linked at VirginiaSports.com, or on the Meet Mobile app. Updates throughout the competition will be provided on the team’s official Twitter account (@UVASwimDive).

Promotions

Friday will be a Sabre Rewards event with first 250 UVA students receiving free Domino’s pizza at the start of the swimming session at 4 p.m.

Saturday’s competition will be Cavman’s Crew Day and will feature a face painter and balloon artist located in the lobby of the AFC.

Against the Badgers

• The Cavaliers and Badgers will go head-to-head in the pool for the first time since the 2013-14 season when the two teams competed in a double-dual meet with Virginia Tech in Christiansburg, Va.

• Virginia swept Wisconsin at the meet, winning the men’s competition 240-127 and the women’s meet 225-139

• Wisconsin’s last trip to Charlottesville was the season prior, 2012-13, again competing in a double-dual meet with the Hokies. The Cavaliers swept that January meeting with the Badgers, topping the men’s matchup 185-163 and the women’s meet 182-176.

Hoos Leading the Race

• Seven Cavaliers sit atop the NCAA in an event after the opening weeks of competition.

• Junior Paige Madden (Mobile, Ala.) leads the nation in a pair of events, holding the top time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.51) and 500-yard freestyle (4:38.67).

• Freshman Kate Douglass (Pelham, N.Y.) is the only female swimmer in the NCAA this season to break a minute in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.55). She also holds the top time in the country in the 200-yard individual medley (1:55.15).

• Junior Keefer Barnum (Louisville, Ky.) has shown dominance in the breaststroke events, recording the top time in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke (53.07; 1:56.74).

• Freshman Maddie Donohoe (Annandale, Va.) sits atop the mile (16:21.68) with more than a 20 second gap between her and the No. 2 swimmer in the country Brooke Lamoureux (Akron; 16:45.46).

• Freshman Jack Walker (Charlotte, N.C.) holds the top time in the 500-yard freestyle (4:18.46), while senior Joe Clark (Worcester Park, Great Britain) leads the country in the 100-yard backstroke (46.51).

• Sophomore Casey Storch (Great Falls, Va.) captured the top time nationally in the 400-yard individual medley (3:48.36), leading the event by over four seconds.

Last Time Out

• Virginia suffered a loss in its first dual meet of the season to Tennessee, who was ranked 15th on the women’s side and 16th on the men’s side at the time.

• Despite the loss, Madden had a strong showing at the meet, winning the 200, 500 and 1000-yard freestyle.

•  Storch won a pair of events as he came away with the win in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:00.08) and 200-yard individual medley (1:49.00).

• Seniors Sydney Dusel (Naperville, Ill.) and Bryce Shelton (Vienna, Va.) opened the 2019-20 season with wins. Dusel recorded a score of 282.68 to win the 1m dive, while Shelton topped the 3m dive with a score of 374.42.

• Walker won the 500-yard freestyle (4:24.42), sophomore Alexis Wenger (Detroit, Mich.) won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.68), junior Samuel Schilling (Excelsior, Minn.) won the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.21) and senior Ted Schubert (Ashland, Va.) won the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.23) to round out the meet for the Cavaliers.

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