Countie (above) and Lindner combined for a total of 47 individual points at the 2022 NCAA Championships. The Tar Heels went on to finish 14th.
The University of Virginia women maintain the top spot in our final power rankings of the season and are huge favorites to repeat as NCAA champions this week.
The NC State men are on pace to easily reclaim their conference championships, while the UVA women are hunting for more records tonight.
The 2022 ACC Championships kicks off tonight with timed finals of the 800 free relay, and finals of the women’s 1m and men’s 3m diving.
FSU’s Mason Herbet and Pitt’s Cooper Van der Laan share the Men’s Swimmer of the Week honor, while Louisville’s Arina Openysheva wins the women’s award.
Duke’s Sarah Foley broke a school record in the 100 breaststroke, as both teams put up multiple season and personal bests on Friday.
NC State showed their speed early, taking the women’s 200 medley relay in 1:38.07.
Madden was voted the ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive season, while Albiero was selected as the Men’s Swimmer of the Year.
BAMA’s White and NC State’s Berkoff tied for the top 100 back prelims spot. UVA also holds top seeds in the 4IM (Nelson), 1FL (Douglass), and 2FR (Madden).
Two-time defending 1-meter champion Sarah Bacon sat quietly in second place for most of qualifying, but smashed a 61-point final dive to take 1st.
The Virginia Cavaliers continue to lead the way into NCAAs, led by five top-ranked relays and a dominant roster from top to bottom.
UVA’s Paige Madden will aim for her 3rd ACC title this meet in the 1650 free, after previously sweeping the 200/500 free.
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.
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.
Countie put up her second-fastest performance ever behind her 51.59 from 2019, making it her second time under 52 seconds ever.