Marsh Done, Alons Going for 200 Fly for ACCs Day 4

by Robert Gibbs 8

February 23rd, 2019 ACC, College


We’re down to the final day of the 2019 ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, and it promises to be a fun one as NC State and Virginia duke it out for the team title, with the Wolfpack holding a 19-point leading coming into today.

There weren’t too many surprises revealed on this morning’s heat sheet. At first glance it’s a bit odd to see Duke’s Alyssa Marsh out of the 100 free, where she was the 4th seed, but she’d already hit her max number of individual events after swimming the 50 free on Thursday and the 100 fly and 100 back double yesterday.

NC State’s Kylee Alons is out of the 200 back and the 100 free, where she was the 8th and 9th seeds, respectively, but again, no surprise there as she’s the #2 seed in the 200 fly, an event where she has set the NC State school record several times already this season.

Other notable scratches:

200 Back

  • Kylee Alons (NC State)
  • Erin Early (UVA)
  • Mackenzie Glover (NC State)

100 Free

  • Alyssa Marsh (Duke)
  • Kylee Alons (NC State)
  • Alena Kraus (Louisville)
  • Annette Schultz (Louisville)
  • Kaityln Schorr (Louisville)

200 Breast

  • Olga Lapteva (NC State)

200 Fly

  • Abby Dolan (Notre Dame)
  • Abby Richter (UVA)
  • Katherine Bentz (Notre Dame)
  • Paige Madden (UVA)

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3 years ago

it’s funny because kylee alons came into ncsu as a sprinter, but developed into a 2flyer, which i think is quite ironic because 2fly is one of the most painful events. it’s always nice to see swimmers see what other strokes they can develop in once they arrive at college

Wolf cub
Reply to  paloozas
3 years ago

Alons can still Sprint. I think we are going to see many more events for super talented Kylee. She’s just scratched the surface of a deep college career.

3 years ago

NC State has the finest distance coach in the world, yes in the world in Mark Bernadino. UVA will certainly build a great distance program under their amazing coaches BUT there can be room for only one BEST.

3 years ago

In what used to be an event UVA threw down the hammer on competition, I think the mile will torch UVA. I predict no scorer for UVA and 4 for NCSU.


Distance domination For UVA i guess is the past.

Reply to  Wahoowah
3 years ago

Keep in mind that last year, UVa women were not predicted above #3, and came in and took the championship. This year, the Wahoos were again predicted for 3rd, but are down by only 19 points going into the final Day. And add to that the fact that NEXT YEAR is the first year that DeSorbo recruits will be on the team, the number 1 recruiting class in the country, and you start to recognize that sprinting and relay speed beat the mile swimmers all day long in terms of NCAA value. State may have Bernardino, but smart money is on UVa.

Reply to  OfficialDad
3 years ago

(We actually had Virginia 2nd this year, behind Louisville).

Wolf cub
Reply to  OfficialDad
3 years ago

And not only was UVA picked second, it was always predicted to be a close contest for the title. So UVA has been in it all along this year. UVA is ranked 5th in the nation, so let’s not revise history to cover what will most likely be a painful loss of the ACC title tonight.

Reply to  OfficialDad
3 years ago

No way does UVA have the #1 recruiting class in the country… several other top teams have just as good or better recruits coming in

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