Press Release courtesy of the ACC
Mallory Comerford of Louisville has been selected as the ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week, and Florida State’s Ayla Bonniwell and Miami’s Wally Layland have been named Co-Divers of the Week. On the men’s side Virginia Tech’s Lane Stone has been named the ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Week, and Joshua Davidson of Florida State has been tabbed as the Men’s Diver of the Week.
Comerford and the Cardinals placed second in the SMU Classic, finishing ahead of No. 6 Michigan, No. 21 UCLA, Miami and SMU, and finishing just behind No. 7 Southern California by 0.5 points. The Kalamazoo, Michigan, junior swam in six events, taking the gold in the 100 free, 200 free, 500 free and 200 free relay, and silver in the 400 medley and 800 free relays. Comerford clocked NCAA A cut times in the 100 free (47.00), 200 free (1:41.70), and was a part of the 200 free relay team that posted an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:28.72.
Bonniwell, a sophomore hailing from Ithaca, New York, placed first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter competition to help Florida State earn the win over Virginia Tech.
Layland was named the “high point diver” at the SMU Classic after scoring 29 points for Miami. The senior from Orlando, Florida, placed first on the 3-meter and second on the 1-meter.
Stone, a freshman from Christchurch, New Zealand, played a key role in Virginia Tech’s victories over No. 20 Florida State and Duke. The Hokie swimmer turned in three gold-medal winning performances in his collegiate debut, winning the 200 free (1:38.78), 500 free (4:27.24) and 1000 free (9:20.51).
Davidson, a freshman from Tomball, Texas, placed first on the 1-meter, posting a season-best score of 342.00. The Seminole diver also turned in a 327.40 in 3-meter competition, helping Florida State defeat Duke.