Watch UVA’s Kate Douglass and Paige Madden and NC State’s Sophie Hansson and Katharine Berkoff defend their ACC titles and more videos from day 3.
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.
NC junior Sophie Hansson reclaimed her ACC Record in the 100 breast roughly 8 hours after UVA’s Alexis Wenger broke it this morning in prelims.
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.
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.
A 26.0 breaststroke split from Alexis Wenger (above) was the difference-maker as the Virginia women opened their ACC title defense with a roar on Wednesday.
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.
Harvard transfer Jaycee Yegher will give the Cavaliers their sixth breaststroker with NCAA-qualifying potential next fall.
UVA sophomore Kate Douglass threw down 2:03.93 in a 200 breast time trial, the 9th-fastest time ever according the SWIMS database.
Paige Madden bounced back from a rare freestyle DQ to shine as the #1 Virginia Cavalier women overcame the #5 NC State Wolfpack in a tight team battle.
In a battle of ACC opponents, the Virginia Cavalier men and women each won against the UNC Tar Heels, with the men’s outcome decided by the final relay.
Kate Douglass tripled as the Virginia Cavaliers took down in-state rivals Virginia Tech Hokies in Charlottesville for Senior Day.