Cavaliers top H2Okies in dual meet

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Despite standout performances from junior Klaudia Nazieblo, sophomore Ian Ho and senior Brandon Fiala on the second day of the Virginia Tech swimming and diving team’s dual meet with in-state foe Virginia, the ‘Hoos were able to take dual wins over the men and women H2Okies on Saturday afternoon.

The Cavalier women won by a final score of 225-123 over the women H2Okies (4-3, 1-3 ACC) while the Tech men (6-1, 3-1 ACC) narrowly dropped their first dual of the season, 199-154.

“The team competed well this weekend, especially today,” said head coach Ned Skinner. “I was proud of their adjustments after last night and we came back with much more energy and determination. The divers did a great job and we were hoping to capitalize on their success. Virginia did a good job fighting us off and we will need to reset to go after them at ACCs.”

PERFORMANCES OF THE DAY

  • After winning the 200 fly last night, Nazieblo swam a 54.68 to take the 100 back and a 4:16.59 to win the 400 IM. She also swam the final leg of the H2Okies A relay that registered a 3:25.40 in the 400 free.
  • Fiala’s day began with the 200 medley relay where he swam the second leg and led the H2Okies to a first place time of 1:28.87. Individually, Fiala won his third event of the weekend by swimming a 2:00.60 in the 200 breast.
  • Ho nearly got his 50 free time under 20 seconds for the second time this season but he still managed to swim the fastest time with 20.10.

OTHER TOP SWIMS

  • Following Fiala in the 200 breast were senior Zach Switzer in the second with a 2:02.06 and junior Justin Edwards in third with a 2:02.40.
  • Senior Fiona Donnelly set a season-high in 100 fly with a second-place time of 55.07.
  • Sophomore Norbert Szabo and freshman Hassler Carroll finished second and third, respectively, in the 200 free with Carroll setting a new PR with a 1:39.97.
  • Freshman Eleanor Matheson placed second and senior Laura Schwartz finished third to score points for the Hokies in the 400 IM.

Tech will be back in next weekend for senior and parents weekend at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center where they will face Cincinnati with Rutgers on Friday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 21.

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