University of Virginia sophomore Kate Douglass has chosen the 100 free as her individual event for the final day of the 2021 ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
Watch UVA’s Kate Douglass and Paige Madden and NC State’s Sophie Hansson and Katharine Berkoff defend their ACC titles and more videos from day 3.
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.
UVA sophomore Ella Nelson captured her first individual ACC title in record fashion, setting a new conference record in the 400 IM.
This morning, the prelims of the women’s 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back will take place. UVA’s Kate Douglass leads the 100 fly.
Virginia’s Kate Douglass and NC State’s Kylee Alons have both scratched out of extra events to focus on the 100 fly on Friday’s prelims session of ACCs.
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.
UVA freshman Alex Walsh won her first individual ACC title in dramatic fashion, running down teammate Kate Douglass en route the 6th-fastest performance ever.
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 UVA women propel to the lead on day one with their double relay wins. Among the highlights was Berkoff’s 23.37 BK and Madden’s 1:42.9 200 free split.
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.
Virginia is the heavy favorite to repeat as team champion, while NC State and Louisville are projected to defend their 2nd and 3rd place finishes.
Harvard transfer Jaycee Yegher will give the Cavaliers their sixth breaststroker with NCAA-qualifying potential next fall.
UVA sophomore Kate Douglass threw down 2:03.93 in a 200 breast time trial, the 9th-fastest time ever according the SWIMS database.
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.