North Carolina divers stole the show in prelims of the 3-meter springboard on Friday, securing two spots in the A-final with a dramatic finish.
UNC’s Anton Down Jenkins won his second event of the week, and Tennessee’s women got an NCAA diving qualifier on the final day of Zone Bs.
New team, same result: former South Carolina Gamecock Anton Down Jenkins repeated as Zone B 3-meter champ, now with UNC.
The Carolina men cleaned up in the diving portion of the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships last week, leading the way through 3 events.
The senior from Mobile, Alabama swept the 200, 500, and 1650 freestyles for the 2nd straight year this weekend at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships.
UVA’s Paige Madden will aim for her 3rd ACC title this meet in the 1650 free, after previously sweeping the 200/500 free.
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.
Alena Kraus and Nicolas Albiero won three events apiece in the Cardinals’ sweep of Cincinnati.
Abaliksta swept the breaststroke events, hitting a 52.66 in the 100 and a 1:55.47 in the 200, coming just tenths off of season bests in both.
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.
It was three wins in three events for Aranza Vazquez in her debut for the North Carolina diving team this weekend at the Auburn Invitational.
The Tar Heel men kept it close against the Wolfpack, winning a fair share of the events, including both relays to open and close the meet.
Louisville returns more individual points, but freshmen, transfers, and returning redshirts means that NC State is ready for yet another ACC title.
The incoming freshman class for NCAA swimming & diving is deep with distance swimmers, including 15:03 miler Lleyton Plattel.
Texas’s Jordan Windle and Miami’s David Dinsmore have won the last three NCAA platform titles, and were separated by just 6.25 points last year.