Gretchen and Alex Walsh will feature prominently in tonight’s session, both owning one top seed while also promising to feature on the UVA 200 free relay.
Quintin McCarty, Larry Salls, Noah Henderson, and Luke Miller of NC State broke the American Record in the 200 free relay with 1:14.44.
Gretchen Walsh moved past her sister and UVA teammate Alex Walsh with a 1:52.34 in the 200 IM, the top time in the nation this season.
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.
UVA’s Connor Boyle and Gretchen Walsh were named Swimmers of the Week, while the Blue Devils’ Will McCollum and Margo O’Meara earned diving accolades.
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.
Once again, Gretchen Walsh, Claire Curzan, and the other UVA women are showing ridiculous early-season speed at the UVA intrasquad.
Walsh’s split was only beaten out by two other swimmers, Kate Douglass and Maggie MacNeil, at the 2023 NCAA Championships.
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Caeleb Dressel has been the world’s best in the 50 free since 2017, but his recent leave of absence puts that reign into question this summer.
Lamb plays a huge role on Virginia’s relays, having split 18-point time and time again over the last two years at ACCs and NCAAs.
Kate Douglass and the Virginia Cavaliers swam a short training session on Friday and then suited up for some long course racing.
Despite Adam Chaney being the only returning member from last year, the Gators are in position to successfully defend their NCAA title in the 200 free relay.
The UVA swim team held their annual Sprint Olympics, where stars like Gretchen Walsh and Kate Douglass put up extremely fast times a week out from NCAAs.