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.
A Louisville senior, Albiero won four events in a 188-111 win over Kentucky, while ND sophomore Gillilan won four individual races at the Shamrock Invite.
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.
North Carolina’s Aranza Vazquez and Louisville’s Daniel Pinto were also named the conference’s Women’s and Men’s Divers of the Week.
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.