2018 WOMEN’S ACCS
- Wednesday-Saturday, February 14-17th
- Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, NC
- Short course yards
- Live results
- Live Stream
- ACC meet page
- Results days 1 and 2 finals combined
- Finals Heat Sheet
TEAM SCORES (END OF DAY 3)
- Virginia – 886.5
- Louisville – 774.5
- NC State – 677
- UNC – 570
- Duke – 539.5
- Notre Dame – 519.5
- Virginia Tech – 473.5
- Florida State – 412.5
- Pitt – 346
- Miami – 255
- Georgia Tech – 235
- Boston College – 90
Going into the final session of the meet, it looks to be Virginia’s meet to lose. They will have 8 A final appearances, as well as 6 B finalists and 3 C finalists. They will look gain massive points in the 100 free, to match their stunning performances in the 50 and 200.
Mallory Comerford will battle with Caroline Baldwin in the 100 free, as Comerford will look to get her 3rd individual win of the meet. Jen Marrkand and Grace Oglesby will go had-to-head in the 200 fly.
WOMEN’s 1650 FREE
- Meet: 15:25.30 2/20/2016 Leah Smith
- ACC: 15:25.30 2/20/2016 Leah Smith
- American: 15:03.31 11/20/2017 Katie Ledecky
- NCAA: 15:03.31 11/18/2017 Katie Ledecky
- U.S. Open: 15:03.31 11/20/2016 Katie Ledecky
- Pool Record: 15:13.30 12/6/2014 Katie Ledecky
- 15:53.50 A
- 16:16.41 Invited to 2017 NCAA
- 16:30.59 B
- Hannah Moore (NC State) – 15:48.37
- Tamila Holub (NC State) – 16:00.14
- – Sophie Cattermole (Louisville) – 16:00.78
Hannah Moore jumped out to the early lead, and continued to grow that race throughout. After the 100 mark, Moore really opened it up to finish nearly a full pool-length ahead of teammate Tamila Holub and Louisville’s Sophie Cattermole. Her time of 15:48.37 was a season best by 6 seconds, and her 2nd fastest time ever. Moore also became the first new ACC mile champion since 2014, when Leah Smith won as a freshman, and then went on to win as a sophomore, junior, and senior.
Tamila Holub and Sophie Cattermole both went best times to come in 2nd and 3rd. The top 6 in the event all went under the NCAA invited time of 16:16.41 from last year.
NC State started out the final night of competition in the manner they were hoping for, throwing down a 1-2-4-6 finish in the event. With that finish, the Wolfpack is now down by just 20.5 points on Louisville.
WOMEN’S 200 BACK
- Meet: 1:49.61 2/16/2017 Alexia Zevnik, NCSU-NC
- ACC: 1:49.09 3/18/2017 Alexia Zevnik, NC State
- American: 1:47.84 3/21/2013 Elizabeth Pelton, California
- NCAA: 1:47.84 3/21/2013 Elizabeth Pelton, California
- U.S. Open: 1:47.84 3/21/2013 Elizabeth Pelton, California
- Pool Record: 1:47.91 3/21/2015 Missy Franklin, California-PC
- 1:50.99 A
- 1:54.00 Invited to 2017 NCAA
- 1:59.19 B
- Paige Madden (Virginia) – 1:51.81
- Elise Haan (NC State) – 1:52.65
- Megan Moroney (Virginia) – 1:53.28
Freshman Paige Madden took control in the end of the race to claim the ACC title, finishing in a best time of 1:51.81. She overtook runner-up Elise Haan on the last 50, splitting a 28.33 to Haan’s 29.22. Madden also threw down an impressive 27.92 on the 3rd 50, and her 100 splits were 55.56 and 56.25. Megan Moroney picked up her 3rd top 3 finish of the meet, posting a best time 1:53.28. The top 3 are very safe for being invited to the NCAAs this year.
Erin Earley of Virginia took the B final with the 3rd fastest overall time of 1:53.16. On top of that being a great prformance for UVA in the team standings, that will be good enough for an invite to the NCAAs. Marcie Maguire touched out Reka Gyorgy in the C final, 1:54.52 to 1:54.71.
WOMEN’S 100 FREE
Meet: 46.75 2/16/2017 Mallory Comerford
- ACC: 46.35 3/17/2017 Mallory Comerford
- American: 45.56 3/18/2017 Simone Manuel
- NCAA: 45.56 3/18/2017 Simone Manuel
- U.S. Open: 45.56 3/18/2017 Simone Manuel
- Pool Record: 46.09 3/21/2015 Simone Manuel
- 47.53 A
- 48.62 Invited to 2017 NCAA
- 49.99 B
- Mallory Comerford (Louisville) – 46.65
- Caroline Baldwin (UNC) – 47.40
- Morgan Hill (Virginia) – 48.02
In what might have been her best individual performance of the meet, Mallory Comerford threw down a new meet record 46.65 100 free. That came in exactly 1-tenth faster than her meet record that she set last year. She was out .01 seconds slower than runner-up Caroline Baldwin, 22.69 to 22.68, but came back in a roaring 23.96 to pull away from Badwin by nearly a second. Virginia went 3-4-6-7 in the event, led by Morgan Hill. That finish was likely the final nail nail in the coffin for Louisville’s hopes of catching Virginia tonight.
Casey Fanz won the B final with a 48.58, out-touching Iris Wang by just .02 seconds. Kyla Valls took the C final with a 48.97.
WOMEN’S 200 BREAST
- Meet: 2:04.34 2/22/2014 Emma Reaney, Notre Dame
- ACC: 2:04.06 3/22/2014 Emma Reaney, Notre Dame
- American: 2:03.18 3/18/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
- NCAA: 2:03.18 3/18/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
- U.S. Open: 2:03.18 3/18/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
- Pool Record: 2:04.34 2/22/2014 Emma Reaney, UND-IN
- 2:07.18 A
- 2:10.55 Invited to 2017 NCAA
- 2:15.99 B
- Mariia Astashkina (Louisville) – 2:09.01
- Natalie Pierce (Florida State) – 2:09.05
- Rachael Bradford-Feldman (Louisville) – 2:09.38
Louisville posted a Virginia-freestyle-event-esque finish in the 200 breast, finishing 1-3-4-5, bringing themselves back within 200 points of Virginia. With 2 individuals and a relay left however, time is not on the Cardinals’ side. Freshman Mariia Astashkina was able to run down 100 breast champ Natalie Pierce on the final 50, posting a 2:09.01 to Pierce’s 2:09.05. Astashkina was out fast, touching at the 100 in 1:02.01, with each of her 50s slowing down by a little (29.61/32.40/33.06/33.94). Rachael Bradford-Feldman came in 3rd right behind Pierce at 2:09.38, while Louisville teammates Lauren James and Morgan Friesen finished with 1.3 seconds of Astashkina.
Lindsay Morrow took the B final with a 2:11.10, while Caroline Hauder won the C final with a 2:11.51.
WOMEN’S 200 FLY
- Meet: 1:53.19 2/21/2015 Tanja Kylliainen
- ACC: 1:50.61 3/19/2016 Kelsi Worrell
- American: 1:49.92 2/25/2009 Elaine Breeden
- NCAA: 1:49.92 2/25/2009 Elaine Breeden
- U.S. Open: 1:49.92 2/25/2009 Elaine Breeden
- Pool Record: 1:51.11 3/21/2015 Kelsi Worrell
- 1:53.80 A
- 1:56.60 IV17 Invited to 2017 NCAA
- 1:59.59 B
- Grace Oglesby (Louisville) – 1:53.87
- Jen Marrkand (Virginia) – 1:54.89
- Klaudia Nazieblo (VT) – 1:55.01
Grace Oglesby completed the duo 100/200 fly win, Passing Jen Marrkand on the final 50 to be her by over a second. Oglesby posted incredibly even splits for a 200 fly: 26.08/29.43/29.15/29.21. She was off the meet record of 1:53.19, which she has 2 more seasons to break. Marrkand already has the A cut in the 200 fly with her season best 1:53.55, and Oglesby has the A cut in the 100 fly, which automatically qualifies them to swim the 200 fly at the NCAAs. Klaudia Nazieblo and Duke’s Isabella Paez (4th – 1:55.45) will both also get invites to the NCAAs.
Jessica Horomanski took the B final with a 1:58.60, while Madison Boswell won the C with a 1:59.23.
WOMEN’S 400 FREE RELAY
- Meet: 3:10.31 2/16/2017 NC State
- ACC: 3:10.31 2/16/2017 NC State
- American: 3:07.61 3/18/2017 Stanford
- NCAA: 3:07.61 3/18/2017 Stanford
- U.S. Open: 3:07.61 3/18/2017 Stanford
- Pool Record: 3:08.54 3/21/2015 Stanford
- 3:15.43 A
- 3:16.93 B
- Virgina – 3:09.45
- Louisville – 3:10.73
- UNC – 3:14.91
Virginia capped off an incredibe meet with a new ACC Record-setting 400 free relay. Morgan Hill led off with a 48.25, followed by Caitlin Cooper with a 46.82, Laine Reed at 47.04, and Eryn Eddy anchoring in 47.34. Mallory Comerford did her best to catch Eddy on the final leg, posting a 46.68, but Louisville still finished over a second behind. Virginia’s time was less than 2 seconds off the NCAA record of 3:07.61.
Notre Dame picked up an A relay cut, finishing in 4th with a 3:15.22.
Virginia already had the team title wrapped up before the relay, but after they have now officially won the ACC women’s team title, making it their 10th title out of the last 11 years.