With one day of racing to go, the NC State men are in the driver’s seat, while the women are trying to close the gap against UVA.
The Louisville Cardinals put up season-best times in both 200 free relays just two weeks away from the combined ACC Swimming & Diving Championships.
Danish sprinter Karoline Barrett’s converted lifetime best times would have made the B-final in the 50 free and 100 free at the 2021 ACC Championships.
Casey Chung led off in 52.86, with Letitia Sim splitting 59.38 on breast, Maggie MacNeil splitting 50.88 on fly, and Lindsay Flynn anchoring in 47.36.
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.
After helping UVA to an NCAA record in the 200 medley relay on Wednesday, Kate Douglass enters the 200 IM as the big favorite on Thursday.
The 2021 ACC Women’s Championships kick off tonight with the timed finals of the 200 medley and 800 free relays. UVA leads both relays on the psychs.
Kraus won the 200 free by over three seconds, registering a 1:44.97 for a lifetime best by over a second. She now ranks #7 nationally this year.
The Kentucky women and Louisville men emerged with victories as the intrastate rivals competed today in Lexington, Kentucky.
Sprinter Andrej Barna’s season debut helped the Louisville men top the Wildcats by nearly 60 points, but the women’s contest came down to the final relay.
The final day of the 2019 Purdue Invite saw a pair of milers and a 200 backstroker with some big time drops to claim wins.
Louisville is currently holding substantial leads in the team battles, with host Purdue sitting 2nd in both.
Sophomore Maria Sumida went 3-for-3 this afternoon as the Louisville Cardinals opened up their season with a home at home over Xavier.
Graduated star Mallory Comerford’s relay production will be tough to replace, but Louisville still has a deep sprint group and some butterfly stars.
#2 seed Tom Shields has scratched out of the 200 fly at US Nationals, yet he is expected to swim the event at the Pan American Games within the coming days.