Louisville made sure things weren’t close, after coming within a point of winning each of the past two years.
Mallory Comerford won the 50 free and 200 IM as Louisville dominated Xavier to open the season.
Senior Mallory Comerford leads a Louisville squad that returns every single swimmer from all five of last year’s NCAA relays.
Louisville’s Alina Kendzior was on the 100 back bubble with a 52.48 from ACCs, but dropped down to a 52.16 at the TN Last Chance Meet to secure her spot further. She went on to score at NCAAs with a sub-52 performance.
Leah Smith will contest the women’s 400 IM and 200 free on day 3 in Columbus.
Hansson scratched the 200 IM, where she was the #16-seed, but is the #2 seed in both the 100 and 200 fly later in the meet.
Day 2 prelims featured the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free.
Mallory Comerford has a bevy of options at the 2018 ACC Championships.
The team scores for college men and women, club men and women, and combined for both show Louisville and Nation’s Capital to be the big team winners form the meet.
The final prelims session of the weekend will hold the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.
Louisville standout Mallory Comerford will show off her range tonight in both the 50 free and 500 free. Comerford’s challengers in the 50 include fellow Louisville-based star Kelsi Worrell and former U.S. National teamer Margo Geer, who both broke 22 this morning.
U.S. Winter Nats kicks off tonight with the men’s and women’s 200 medley and 800 free relays.
Tennessee’s Micah Bohon, Erika Brown, and Tess Cieplucha led the way for the Volunteer women as they took down Louisville last Thursday.
The University of Louisville men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams open their home slate at the Ralph Wright Natatorium this weekend with a dual meet against the University of Michigan.
While she typically swims the freestyle leg, Comerford took over the fly leg of the 400 medley relay this time, posting a 50.73 to give the Cardinals a huge lead.