JMU Women Get 2 NCAA Qualifiers at UNC Last Chance; UVA Men Hit 200 FR-R B Cut


  • March 1, 2020
  • Hosted by UNC
  • Short Course Yards
  • Results

Following the men’s ACC Championships last week, UNC hosted their 2020 Qualifier for swimmers on the bubble to try to qualify for the NCAA Championships. James Madison University had a pair of women move into qualifying range. Julianna Jones dropped 7 seconds in the mile. Her 16:11.44 is ranked 27th. Teammate Bonnie Zhang clipped her best time with a 48.37 in 100 free prelims to move up to 33rd. Last season, Zhang became the program’s 3rd swimmer in history to qualify for the NCAA meet. Jones’ qualifying time marks the 4th.

UNC’s Ellie Vannote dropped nearly 2 seconds from her season best and clipped her lifetime best with a 1:55.99 in prelims of the 200 fly. Vannote’s time moved her up to 34th in the nation.

On the men’s side, UNC’s Chris Thames posted a 1:41.41 in the 200 back. He’s now ranked 25th. Teammate Dimitrios Dimitriou dropped to a 4:16.62 in the 500 free. That lands him at 26th in the NCAA rankings. East Carolina’s Marek Osina put up a 1:41.92 in that event to move up to #39. Teammate Lyubomir Epitropov made his way into the top 30 with a 1:54.32 in the 200 breast. That puts him on the bubble at 29th with Pac-12s coming up this week.


  • The Virginia men got under the 200 free relay B cut. The team, led off by Ryan Baker in 19.68, combined for a 1:17.76. August Lamb had their fastest split with a 19.14 on the 2nd leg. Konnar Klinksiek swam a 19.41 on the 3rd leg, and Joe Clark closed in 19.53.
  • They missed the B cut in the 200 medley relay by just a hundredth at the ACC Championships and missed it by 3 hundredths today. Clark (back- 21.95), Keefer Barnum (breast- 23.61), Max Edwards (fly- 20.66), and Lamb (18.78) joined for a 1:25.00.

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3 years ago

18.7 from Augie Lamb??!?!?? Holy smokes!! That is flying for him… I look forward to seeing him and Brownstead fight for that relay spot on the MR next year.

3 years ago

Congratulations to Jules and Bonnie! Those are great swims!

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