Oct. 26, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Virginia swimming and diving program, which has swept the last five Atlantic Coast Conference titles, posted a pair of victories over Navy Friday evening in Charlottesville, Va. The Cavaliers won the men's meet (1-0) by the score of 162-124 and the women's meet (1-0) by the count of 168-118.
The Virginia men's team placed 15th at the 2012 NCAA Championship and its women's team placed 17th at its NCAA meet.
Prior to the meet, Virginia held a ceremony to recognize swimmers from the school who competed during the 2012 Olymics. Also honored as part of the festivities was Navy graduate Brad Snyder, who won a pair of Gold Medals during the Paralympic Games.
"We want to congratulate and thank the Virginia program for their awesome ceremony prior to the meet," said Navy men's swimming head coach Bill Roberts, "and for including Brad as part of it. It was great to be in the facility for it."
Members of the Navy men's team (2-2) combined for second-place finishes in three individual events and in the 400 freestyle relay race. Jonathan DeBaugh (Fr., Conroe, Texas) placed second in the 200 fly with a time of 1:50.16, Robbie Parker (Sr., Vienna, Va.) was second -- by one-quarter of a second -- in the 50 free with a clocking of 20.78, and Zach Ingold's (Jr., Hornell, N.Y.) time of 45.62 in the 100 free placed him second in the event.
Additionally, third-place showings on the day were posted by Tom Duvall (Fr., Durham, N.H.) in the 1000 free, Ingold in the 200 free and Wil Mayo (Jr., The Woodlands, Texas) in the one-meter springboard diving event.
"We were pleased with how we raced and competed today," said Roberts.
Highlighting the effort for the Navy women's team (3-1) was Ellen Bradford
(Fr., Knoxville, Tenn), who placed second in both breaststroke events with times of 1:06.45 and 2:21.97, respectively. She finished just two-tenths of a second in back of Natalie Martin in the 100 breast and touched the wall ninth-tenths of a second after event winner Christine Olson did in the 200 breast.
"What a great performance by Virginia today," said Navy women's swimming head coach John Morrison. "Overall, we are proud of the effort we had in the meet. We kept racing right to the very end of the meet against one of the top teams in the country."
Both Navy teams will compete Nov. 2 (diving) and Nov. 3 (swimming) at Lafayette against American, Bucknell and the host Leopards.