Cara Lane and the Virginia women's swimming and diving team put together a handful of record-setting performances this weekend at the ACC Championships in Chapel Hill, but host North Carolina bumped the defending champion Cavaliers from the Conference throne, winning by nearly 150 points.
No. 8 Virginia, which failed in its quest to capture a third straight ACC title, scored 693.5 points to No. 16 Carolina's 842.5. None of the other five teams in the field came close to challenging the Tar Heels and Cavaliers.
Lane was named Most Valuable Swimmer after winning four events - all in ACC meet record time - and setting Virginia records in the 200-yard butterfly, 500 freestyle and 1,650 free. She teamed with fellow freshman Mirjana Bosevska and seniors Emily Trakas and Emily Carrig to set a Conference meet record in the 800 free relay with the second fastest time in Virginia history.
Cavalier junior Megan Iffland broke the school record in the 200 backstroke, placing second and cutting nearly a second off her previous personal best time.
Bosevska also set an ACC Meet record, breaking her own mark in the 400 individual medley. She finished second to Lane in the 1,650 free, only 14 seconds off the winning time.
Freshman speedsters by land
The Virginia women's indoor track and field team earned a fifth place finish at the ACC Championships over the weekend in Blacksburg while the Cavalier men finished eighth.
Freshman Kiamesha Otey finished third in the long jump and sixth in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash on the way to an All-Conference nod. Fellow rookies Jeanna Composti and Eliese Mitchell, who set a Virginia record in the 20-pound weight throw, also earned All-Conference honors.
Senior Rob Pearce finished fourth in the 800 and fifth in the mile. Sophomore Jarrett Hagwood took sixth in the 60-meter hurdles, followed closely by junior teammate Marion Mason in seventh place.
Women's tennis edges Hokies
Tied at three with Virginia Tech after singles, the Virginia women's tennis team (4-0) won two of three doubles matches for a 5-4 victory Saturday afternoon in Blacksburg.
Cav sophomores Amy O'Donnell and Christine Kim won their doubles match 8-1, while junior Kelly Weaver and freshman Jennifer Tuchband grabbed a narrow 8-5 win. In the singles matches, Tuchband and juniors Christie Schweer and Leslie Cook were victorious.
Cremins announces retirement
Georgia Tech men's basketball Coach Bobby Cremins announced Friday that he will be stepping down at the end of the season.
The Jackets have struggled over the last four years, unable to earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament, and have struggled to meet expectations again this season. Cremins led the Jackets to the 1990 Final Four and made 10 NCAA appearances in his 19 seasons in Atlanta.