Old Dominion Wraps Up 2001 CAA Swimming Championships
By ODU Athletics
Fairfax, VA -- The Old Dominion mens and womens swimming & diving teams wrapped up the 2001 CAA Championships over the weekend. The women finished in third place while the men took fourth. James Madison won both championships - the third in a row for the men and the fifth overall for the women.
Although the Monarchs didnt bring home the championships, they found individual success in numerous events. Sophomore Ashley Kirchner (Arlington, VA) swept both the 1 meter and 3 meter diving events, and Jamie DAgostino (Ardsley, NY) took first place in the 500 free and 1650 free. Sophomore Kara Fichthorn (Landsdowne, PA) was named the Womens Outstanding Performer after picking up victories in the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 400 IM. Her 400 IM time set a CAA meet record and met the NCAA "B" qualifying standard.
Complete meet results are available on the George Mason University athletics website.
2001 CAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
FINAL TEAM SCORES
Women 1. JMU 840.5 2. W&M 550 3. ODU 531 4. UNCW 481 5. GMU 406 6. Davidson 365 Men 1. JMU 721 2. UNCW 666 3. W&M 623 4. ODU 433 5. GMU 395 6. Davidson 321
Womens Outstanding Performer: Kara Fichthorn (ODU)
Womens Coach of the Year: Gwynn Evans-(JMU)
Mens Outstanding Performer: Dominick Szabo (American)
Mens Coach of the Year: Mark Davin (American)