Katharine Berkoff will take flight in the 200 back final tonight as NC State tries to clinch second in a tight battle for second.
The Cavaliers picked up 6 A-finalists this morning, flexing their depth in the 200 breast, led by #2 Alex Walsh, #3 Ella Nelson, and #6 Alexis Wenger.
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).
Having just set it at 2021 ACCs, Ella Nelson lowered the conference record in the 200 IM tonight with a 4:02.33 silver medal swim.
Virginia will have at least one A-finalist in each of the five individual events while Texas, NC State, and Cal will see 4 swimmers in the A-final.
The 2021 NCAA Women’s Championships are off in less than an hour, with the only event of the night the 800 free relay timed finals.
The 800 free relay went to Virginia, helped by Isabel Ivey being kept off of this relay. This is the UVA women’s first relay title in program history
At ACCs, UVA’s Alex Walsh won the 200 IM title with a monster 1:51.53. Could Walsh win the NCAA title and threaten the American record as a freshman?
With Ivey, Cal looks incredibly strong for the 800 free relay crown. Without Ivey, though, Virginia could run away with this.
Ella Eastin. Sydney Pickrem. Katie Ledecky. Finally, Brooke Forde has a clear path to a 400 IM NCAA crown, but she’s not a lock.
Meanwhile, NC State, Virginia and Georgia each have two women with ‘A’ cuts in this event, and the majority of the top seeds are underclassmen.
Kate Douglass will swim the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly individually at the 2021 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
The first week of NCAA Division I conference meets are in the books, so let’s take a look at what happened in which conferences last week.
Catch Paige Madden’s 2nd-straight 1650 free title, Kate Douglass’ 46.8 100 free, Sophie Hansson’s 3rd-straight 200 breast, and more race videos from day 4.
The Virginia women defended their ACC team title, earning their 17th team title in program history. UVA now has the most team titles in conference history.