McIntosh, 17, reached the wall in 3:59.42, sneaking under Ledecky’s U.S. Open meet record of 3:59.71 from last year, when Ledecky won by just .08 seconds.
Alex Walsh will take on UVA teammate Ella Nelson and Tennessee’s Mona McSharry in tonight’s final of the women’s 200 breaststroke in Knoxville.
Alex Walsh and Gretchen Walsh are set for a women’s 200-yard freestyle showdown against University of Virginia teammate Aimee Canny on Thursday night.
Alex Walsh, the two-time defending NCAA champion in the 400 IM, will swim the 200 free on Thursday along with younger sister Gretchen.
Virginia women claimed the top seed in all individual events on Day 1 of the Tennessee Invite, with American record holder Gretchen Walsh leading the 50 free.
Canny, in her first time swimming the 500-yard freestyle, posted a time that leads the NCAA by over two seconds and would have won at 2023 NCAAs.
Jordan Crooks headlines the men’s 50 freestyle on Day 1 of the Tennessee Invite, where the meet is running LCM for prelims and SCY for finals.
Texas and Virginia return to action this morning in Charlottesville in a shorter format with no “super finals,” but still plenty of chances for fast swims.
Texas (No. 2 women/No. 7 men) visits Virginia (No. 1 women/No. 15 men) for a weekend matchup that starts with some winner-take-all “superfinals” on Friday.
Lily Gormsen has verbally committed to UVA for 2025. She will overlap 2 years with her sister, Cavan.
It was nearly unanimous among the nine writers contributing to this report that the Virginia women will again sweep the relays at the NCAA Championships.
Once again, Gretchen Walsh, Claire Curzan, and the other UVA women are showing ridiculous early-season speed at the UVA intrasquad.
It feels like the end of an era with Douglass gone, but a stacked recruiting class combined with a veteran core has the Virginia women set for the future.
Bella Sims headlines an absolutely loaded recruiting class for the Florida women, landing them the top spot in our rankings.
Walsh’s split was only beaten out by two other swimmers, Kate Douglass and Maggie MacNeil, at the 2023 NCAA Championships.