2017 ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships
- Monday, February 13 – Thursday, February 16
- Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta, GA (Eastern Standard Time)
- Prelims 10AM / Finals 6PM
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
- List of Events
- Live on ACC Network Extra 6 – 8:30PM
Louisville All-American Mallory Comerford brought her A-game for Wednesday night’s 200 free final at the 2017 Women’s ACC Championships, which brought a highly anticipated matchup between Comerford and Virginia’s Leah Smith. Comerford won the race by over a second, clocking a 1:41.70 to break the former ACC Record of 1:42.51 set by Virginia’s Lauren Perdue in 2011. She also broke the former Pool Record of 1:42.42 done by Georgia’s Brittany MacLean in 2016, and lowered her own former Meet Record (1:42.79) by a second.
Comerford’s Splits by 50:
- 1st 50- 24.12
- 2nd 50- 25.94
- 3rd 50- 25.97
- 4th 50- 25.67
Through the first 100 yards, Smith and Comerford were separated by just 3 tenths, with Comerford leading in 50.06. Comerford started to widen the gap on the 3rd 50, and hammered it home in 25.67 to secure back-to-back ACC titles in the event. The big difference maker in the race was her final 50, as it was almost a full second faster than Smith’s final 50 split of 26.52.