The UVA Cavaliers wrapped up a fast night with a 3:26.25 in the 400 medley relay, setting a new ACC Record and tying the 7th-fastest performance ever.
UVA’s Alexis Wenger broke the 100 breast ACC record at 57.67. However, tonight NC State’s Sophie Hansson will aim to defend her 2020 title against Wenger.
This morning, the prelims of the women’s 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back will take place. UVA’s Kate Douglass leads the 100 fly.
Virginia junior Alexis Wenger is now the 6th-fastest 100 yard breaststroker in history after breaking Sophie Hansson’s ACC Record. Both swimmers are in tonight’s A-final.
Virginia’s Kate Douglass and NC State’s Kylee Alons have both scratched out of extra events to focus on the 100 fly on Friday’s prelims session of ACCs.
Despite getting second to UVA by 0.05s, NC State’s entire 200 free relay swam all sub-22 splits to combine for a 1:26.59.
Watch freshman Alex Walsh topple No. 3 performer Kate Douglass in the 200 IM and more races from day 2 of the 2021 ACC Women’s Championships.
The UVA women toppled the NC State women for the 2021 ACC title in the 200 free relay at 1:26.54, highlighted by Douglass’ 21.50 ACC meet record lead-off.
UVA freshman Alex Walsh won her first individual ACC title in dramatic fashion, running down teammate Kate Douglass en route the 6th-fastest performance ever.
After helping UVA to an NCAA record in the 200 medley relay on Wednesday, Kate Douglass enters the 200 IM as the big favorite on Thursday.
The UVA women propel to the lead on day one with their double relay wins. Among the highlights was Berkoff’s 23.37 BK and Madden’s 1:42.9 200 free split.
The 2021 ACC Women’s Championships kick off tonight with the timed finals of the 200 medley and 800 free relays. UVA leads both relays on the psychs.
Virginia is the heavy favorite to repeat as team champion, while NC State and Louisville are projected to defend their 2nd and 3rd place finishes.
With a handful of stars entered in 5 or more events on the pre-cut psych sheets, ACC coaches still have to make some choices in order to optimize points.
Harvard transfer Jaycee Yegher will give the Cavaliers their sixth breaststroker with NCAA-qualifying potential next fall.