UVA looks to be in control, as they had over a 100 point lead on NC State heading into today and put 11 women into A-final swims this morning.
UVA has a chance to essentially seal the victory with a strong final morning at the 2020 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships.
The ACC postseason gets underway this evening in Greensboro with the 200 medley relay, 1m diving finals, and the 800 free relay, along with men’s 3m diving.
Sibirtsev’s 14:56.07 is fast enough to have placed 8th at 2019 ACCs and within striking range of the 14:55.89 that’s projected to qualify for NCAAs.
For 10 of the past 12 years, the University of Virginia women’s won the team title at the ACC Championships. Only in 2017 and 2019 did they place second.
Mikey Calvillo swept the distance freestyles for the Hoosiers, winning both by body lengths. His 9:03.65 in the 1000 free was a season best by over a second.
Erika Brown tripled for the second week in a row, as Tennessee followed up last weekend’s defeat of Virginia by soundly beating Louisville.
Graduated star Mallory Comerford’s relay production will be tough to replace, but Louisville still has a deep sprint group and some butterfly stars.
Regan Smith delivered yet another World Junior Record in the 100 meter backstroke in the final session of racing at the 2019 Counsilman Classic.
Now the 9th-fastest performer all-time, Smith is a mere 0.22 away from Missy Franklin’s National Age Group Record of 58.33.
Day 3 prelims kick off this morning with the 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, 50 fly, and 400 free.
Mallory Comerford will step up for Louisville in the 800 free relay.
The fastest risers on our final power rankings: the Auburn women, who are thriving under a new coaching staff and are seeded inside the top 10 at NCAAs.
Michael Brinegar (IU) dominated here, posting a 14:40.38 to win by 20 seconds.
The field in this morning’s final event was pretty tight, with Andreas Vazaios (NC State) leading the way, and 8th place finisher Cory Gambardella (IU) coming in only 2.26 seconds behind Vazaios.