2018 Women’s ACCs
- Wednesday-Saturday, February 14-17th
- Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, NC
- Short course yards
- Prelims – 10am ET, Finals 6pm ET
- Live results
- Live Stream
- ACC meet page
This morning will mark the final day of competition in the 2018 Women’s ACC Championships. Going into Saturday morning, the Virginia women have over a 100-point lead, outscoring Louisville 886.5 to 774.5. NC State is coming up third with 677.
Your top seeds going into this morning are Virginia’s Emma Seiberlich in the 200 back, Louisville’s Mallory Comerford in the 100 free, Pitt’s Lina Rathsack in the 200 breast, and Virginia’s Jen Marrkand in the 200 fly. Slower heats of the 1650 will swim this afternoon.
Women’s 200 back – prelims
- 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: 1:52.23
- Elise Haan, NC State: 1:52.35
- Megan Moroney, Virginia: 1:52.60
- Abby Richter, Virginia: 1:53.64
- Chloe Hicks, Virginia Tech: 1:53.91
- Danika Huizinga, NC State: 1:54.15
- Alice Treuth, Notre Dame: 1:54.21
- Maddie Hess, Duke: 1:54.24
Freshman Paige Madden of Virginia dropped over a second off her personal best to hit the top time of the morning, going 1:52.23. Last year’s third-place finisher Elise Haan of NC State was a close second with 1:52.35. Virginia’s Megan Moroney was 1:52.60 for third, about half a second from her personal best time.
Virginia made a great showing in this event, taking three of the four top slots. Freshman Abby Richter put up the fourth-fastest time with 1:53.91. That time would have been fast enough to get her invited to NCAAs in 2017.
Virginia Tech’s Chloe Hicks, Danika Huizinga of NC State (the third freshman in the field to make the A final), Alice Trueth of Notre Dame, and Maddie Hess of Duke will round out tonight’s field.
Women’s 100 free – prelims
- Mallory Comerford, Louisville: 47.40
- Caroline Baldwin, UNC: 47.67
- Morgan Hill, Virginia: 48.22
- Laine Reed, Virginia: 48.25
- Abigail Dolan, Notre Dame: 48.36
- Lainey Visscher, Louisville: 48.39
- Eryn Eddy, Virginia: 48.57
- Caitlin Cooper, Virginia: 48.59
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford went an easy 47.40, splitting 23.11/24.29, to hit the top seed of the morning. Senior Caroline Baldwin of North Carolina put up the second-fastest time of the morning with 47.67, about half a second away from her seed time.
Virginia continued their onslaught, placing four swimmers into the final. Sophomore Morgan Hill was third with 48.22, and senior Laine Reed was fourth with 48.25. Virginians also took the seventh and eighth slots, as Eryn Eddy and Caitlyn Cooper rounded out the final.
Notre Dame’s Abigail Dolan and Louisville’s Lainey Visscher will also swim the championship final.
Women’s 200 breast – prelims
- 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
- Rachael Bradford-Feldman, Louisville: 2:09.42
- Maria Astashkina, Louisville: 2:09.76
- Natalie Pierce, Florida State: 2:09.84
- Morgan Friensen, Louisville: 2:11.33
- Lauren James, Louisville: 2:11.42
- Annie Kyriakidis, Miami FL: 2:12.01
- Lina Rathsack, Pitt: 2:12.29
- Julia Poole, NC State: 2:12.33
After Virginia placed 3-4 swimmers in the A finals of the 200 back and 100 free, Louisville struck back with four swimmers in the championship final of the 200 breast.
Leading the way is the Cardinals’ Rachael Bradford-Feldman, who put up a beautifully-split personal best 2:09.42 this morning (29.57/33.05/33.66/33.14). Her freshman teammate Maria Astashkina was second with 2:09.76.
Florida State’s 2017 upstart Natalie Pierce (Florida State’s first-ever A finalist at World Championships Trials) finished third in 2:09.84.
Louisville’s two other swimmers in the top eight, Morgan Friesen (2:11.33) and Lauren James (2:11.42) were fourth and fifth. 1-2-4-5 this morning for Cardinals.
Annie Kyriakidis, Lina Rathsack, and Julia Poole will round out the A final.
Women’s 200 fly – prelims
- Jen Marrkand, Virginia: 1:54.28
- Grace Oglesby, Louisville: 1:54.61
- Klaudia Nzieblo, Virginia Tech: 1:56.20
- Nikki Smith, Notre Dame: 1:56.38
- Isabella Paez, Duke: 1:56.56
- Bryanna Cameron, UNC: 1:57.23
- Kylie Jordan, Duke: 1:57.50
- Tayla Lovemore, FSU: 1:57.77
Jen Marrkand of Virginia put up the top time of the morning with 1:54.28, followed by Louisville’s Grace Oglesby in 1:54.61 and Virginia Tech’s Klaudia Nzieblo in 1:56.20.
Notre Dame’s Nikki Smith, Duke’s Isabella Paez, North Carolina’s Bryanna Cameron, Duke’s Kylie Jordan, and Florida State’s Tayla Lovemore will round out tonight’s A final.