On their third attempt in less than 48 hours, the UNC men’s 200 medley relay of Burhans, Abaliksta, Poelke, and Messenger broke the program record at 1:24.23.
Abaliksta swept the breaststroke events, hitting a 52.66 in the 100 and a 1:55.47 in the 200, coming just tenths off of season bests in both.
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.
The meet primarily features college squads, but there’s a smattering of professionals swimming tonight, including NC State alum Coleman Stewart.
Jack Saunderson of Wolfpack Elite will race against the top finishers from NC State, Virginia Tech, UNC, and Duke in the 100 fly final tonight.
This afternoon, Hartman went 1:00.84 to win the 100 breast, tying her for seventh in the country this season. She also won the 200 breast and 200 IM.
After kicking off the 2018-19 season with a sweep at East Carolina, the University of North Carolina swimming and diving teams host the University of South Carolina on Friday, Oct. 26 in their first and only home meet of the fall season.
Sophie Lindner was a standout performer in North Carolina’s decisive win over East Carolina.
Despite not winning a single swimming event in the pool, the W.A Hough women managed to take home the NCHSAA 4A State title based on their depth and the strength of their divers.
The W.A. Hough women and South Mecklenburg men won the championship titles this week at North Carolina 4A State Championships.