2020 ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships Day 3 Heat Sheets

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 4

February 20th, 2020 AAC, College

2020 WOMEN’S ACC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Virginia clung to a 27.5 point lead over NC State after 2 days of the 2020 ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which is a 107-point improvement (relative to the Wolfpack) over where they were after 2 days last season.

TEAM SCORES THROUGH DAY 2

  1. Virginia – 524.5
  2. NC State – 497
  3. Louisville – 404
  4. Notre Dame – 350
  5. North Carolina – 325
  6. Florida State – 253.5
  7. Duke – 250
  8. Georgia Tech – 190
  9. Virginia Tech – 182
  10. Miami – 175
  11. Pitt – 145
  12. Boston College – 104

On day 3, freshman Kate Douglass, who broke the ACC Record in the 200 IM on Thursday evening, will swim the 100 fly instead of the 200 free. In the 100 fly, she’s the top seed in 50.30 by .75 seconds ahead of Duke’s Alyssa Marsh, while in the 200 free she would have been just the 10th seed, so the choice was not-unexpected. Marsh, likewise, chose the 100 fly, where she’s the 2nd seed, over the 100 back, where she would have been the 4th seed.

Other Notable Choices from Day 3:

  • NC State sophomore Kylee Alons chose the 100 back (#5 seed) over the 200 free (#9 seed) and 100 fly (#7 seed). Alons won the ACC title in the 50 free on Thursday, swimming 21.63.
  • Last season, NC State’s Julia Poole swam the 400 IM on day 3 of the ACC Championships, placing 4th. This year, she’s swimming the 200 free instead as the #2 seed. She would have been the 5th seed in the 400 IM. Kathleen Moore, the defending 400 IM champion, will defend her title as the #2 seed instead of swimming as the #7 seed in the 200 free.
  • Virginia’s Abby Richter chose the 400 IM (#4 seed) over the 100 fly (#12 seed).
  • Lots of opportunities opened up in the 200 free. Virginia’s Morgan Hill (#2 seed), NC State’s Kathleen Moore (#7 seed), Louisville’s Sophie Cattermole (#11 seed), and Virginia’s Ella Nelson (#13 seed) are all skipping the race. Hill’s is the only of those decisions that is for a lower seed instead: she’ll swim as the #4 seed in the 100 fly.
  • Virginia Tech’s Joelle Vereb will swim the 100 fly instead of the 100 breast. She was ranked 10th in both events by the psych sheet, and is Virginia Tech’s top qualifier in both races.
  • NC State’s Emma Muzzy will swim as the top seed in the 400 IM instead of the 9th seed in the 100 back. NC State has the 1-2-3-5 seeds in the 400 IM.

 

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Silent Observer

State clearly sticking to their best events, 500 free, 400IM & probably 1650

JohnBoy

Should be a winning recipe!!

Nonrevhoofan

Abby Richter, Ella Nelson and the return of Erin Early should reverse the landslide that the 400 IM was for the Pack in 2019.

OG Swimmer

What happened to Pittsburgh? After Smashing Ohio State and Dominating the Western Pennsylvania Colleges, I expected a lot more than just three swims in finals.

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