The UVA women won the 400 free relay in a 3:10.14, the top time in the NCAA this season. The entire relay had the top four fastest splits at the meet.
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.
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.
Kylee Alons powered the NC State women with three individual victories, as NC State wrapped up the dual meet season by sweeping Virginia Tech at home.
Paige Madden bounced back from a rare freestyle DQ to shine as the #1 Virginia Cavalier women overcame the #5 NC State Wolfpack in a tight team battle.
In the 200 free, Alons won by over four full seconds, charging to a 1:47.76. In the 200 back, she was again first by over four seconds, clocking a 1:55.59.
Pro Michael Chadwick threw down a speedy 42.0 in the prelims of the 100 free this morning, but we should be in for some fast swimming from college stars too.
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.
On day 1 of the Janis Hape Dowd Invite, Alons broke the NC State 100 fly record and Moore posted a faster 500 free than she swam at the 2019 DI NCAA’s.
Fresh off the ISL season, Justin Ress will swim the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back at the UNC Invite with Wolfpack Elite.