2019 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships (W): Day 2 Up/Down/Mids

by Maclin Simpson 9

February 21st, 2019 ACC, College, News

2019 ACC WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

After the first preliminary session of the meet (2nd day of the meet with timed final relays on Wednesday night), the NC State women lead the pack with a total of 13 finals swims to come Thursday night – a whopping 10 of those in A finals. The Wolfpack are followed closely by Notre Dame (12), Louisville (11), and Virginia (10); however, they will have twice as many A final swims as the next team (Louisville), so they will be heavily favored to stand atop the team standings after tonight thanks to the point distribution between A-B-C finals. Louisville and Virginia are dispersed fairly evenly between A-B-C finals, while Notre Dame will have the most B and C final appearances of any team with 6 and 5, respectively.

One of the biggest storylines of the morning was Louisville’s Mallory Comerford scratching the 50 free for the 500 free. This wasn’t entirely surprising as she is the reigning ACC champion (4.36.09). However, Comerford does have a lifetime best of 21.87 in the 50, which would have been good enough for 2nd this morning behind NC State’s Ky-lee Perry (21.59). Ultimately, she placed 5th out of prelims in the 500 with a 4:42.25. Look for Comerford to challenge the top seed Paige Madden of Virginia tonight (4:39.09).

For those unfamiliar with swimming terminology, the concept of “Ups” and “Downs” is a good way to track which teams performed best at prelims. In prelims, swimmers qualify for one of three finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, places 9 through 16 the B final and places 17 through 24 the C final. In finals, swimmers are locked into their respective final, meaning a swimmer in the B heat (spots 9-16) can only place as high as 9th or as low as 16th, even if they put up the fastest or slowest time of any heat in the final.

With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups,” “Mids” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final, “Mid” to swimmers in the B final and “Down” to swimmers in the C final.

Up/Mid/Downs

500 FREE 200 IM 50 FREE
TEAM UP MID DOWN TEAM UP MID DOWN TEAM UP MID DOWN
Boston College 0 0 0 Boston College 0 0 0 Boston College 0 0 0
Duke 1 0 1 Duke 0 2 0 Duke 1 1 0
Florida State 0 0 2 Florida State 0 1 0 Florida State 0 1 2
Georgia Tech 0 1 0 Georgia Tech 0 0 0 Georgia Tech 0 0 0
Louisville 1 1 2 Louisville 2 1 0 Louisville 2 1 1
NC State 3 0 1 NC State 4 0 1 NC State 3 1 0
North Carolina 0 2 0 North Carolina 1 0 0 North Carolina 1 2 1
Notre Dame 1 3 1 Notre Dame 0 2 3 Notre Dame 0 1 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 2 Pittsburgh 0 0 0
Miami (FL) 0 0 0 Miami (FL) 0 1 0 Miami (FL) 0 0 0
Virginia Tech 1 0 1 Virginia Tech 0 0 0 Virginia Tech 0 0 1
Virginia 1 1 0 Virginia 1 1 2 Virginia 1 1 2
TOTAL
TEAM UP MID DOWN TOTAL SWIMS
Boston College 0 0 0 0
Duke 2 3 1 6
Florida State 0 2 4 6
Georgia Tech 0 1 0 1
Louisville 5 3 3 11
NC State 10 1 2 13
North Carolina 2 4 1 7
Notre Dame 1 6 5 12
Pittsburgh 0 0 2 2
Miami (FL) 0 1 0 0
Virginia Tech 1 0 2 3
Virginia 3 3 4 10

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Wahooswimfan

Non scoring swims are also important as they represent potential swims used that are not available to score the next 2 day. By my count UVa had 4, NCSU 2, and L’ville 6. So UVA used 13 total swims today, NCSU 16, and L’ville 19.

Mary Holloway

UVA had 14 swims this morning. NCSU had 15. I think the other counts are right.

2 Cents

I think your counts are off on Louisville as well. They had 7 non scoring swims from what I counted. Which puts their total used at 18 not 19.

Eddie Rowe

Can I be the guy who asks for “Up/Mid/Down” to be changed?

To me the concept of up/down after prelims are those who overperformed or underperformed their seeds. If you really only want to talk about scoring potential based on which heat of finals, how about “Hi/Mid/Lo”

dmswim

Or just A/B/C final works too.

Snarky

How about A, B, and C. Pretty darned simple.

SaintJoseph

How about Best – OK – Almost worst

John Hancock

Ky-lee Perry 😂😂😂😂😂😂 that must be the greatest name of all time

Wahooswimfan

Zion tops it !

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