9th place finisher Katharine Berkoff was bumped into the women’s 200 back final tonight after #8 seed Hali Flickinger scratched the race.
After winning last night’s 100 free, Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil comes into today’s 50 riding a ton of momentum.
Linnea Mack is back into tonight’s 50 free semi-finals after her prelim disqualification was overturned.
Duncan Sherrard (above) spent the last 3 seasons leading the sprint group at Auburn University, while Patnode was a volunteer assistant at Ohio State.
Grace Countie, individually, was +28 points versus her projected seeds – better than anybody else at this year’s championships.
On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 free final, followed by the finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay.
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.
UVA’s Paige Madden will aim for her 3rd ACC title this meet in the 1650 free, after previously sweeping the 200/500 free.
This morning, Kate Douglass will swim the 100 free over the 200 breast. The prelims of the 200 back and 200 fly will also take place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.