UVA has pulled into the lead after the first full day of swimming and diving, with the ‘Hoo’s well on their way to their first NCAA title in school history.
In the team race, Virginia is set-up to extend their lead, while NC State and Cal each had strong mornings, too.
The 14-year-old Sim lowered Smith’s National Age Group Record by .06 in a time of 51.03, more than nine-tenths under her previous best.
Cavalier Alex Walsh is the big favorite in the 200 IM as we head into Day 2 finals at the Women’s NCAA Championships.
UVA could clinch top spots in all three individual events: Paige Madden in the 500 free, Alex Walsh in the 200 IM and Kate Douglass in the 50 free.
The 2021 NCAA Women’s Championships are off in less than an hour, with the only event of the night the 800 free relay timed finals.
The 800 free relay went to Virginia, helped by Isabel Ivey being kept off of this relay. This is the UVA women’s first relay title in program history
As swimming has slowly returned after the first lockdown, we’ll see the first NCAA Division I Championship racing since the men’s 400 free relay in 2019.
As we tick down the days to the 2021 Women’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.
Over 97% of readers think Alex Walsh will win the 200 IM as a freshman at the 2021 Women’s NCAA Championships.
The 400 medley relay is seeded to be a very tight race at the top, with the 4 top seeds all entering at 3:26.
At ACCs, UVA’s Alex Walsh won the 200 IM title with a monster 1:51.53. Could Walsh win the NCAA title and threaten the American record as a freshman?
For Douglass & Walsh, DeSorbo said the event choices came down to what they wanted to swim and what events excited them the most
With Ivey, Cal looks incredibly strong for the 800 free relay crown. Without Ivey, though, Virginia could run away with this.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.