Virginia’s Class of 2019 / 2023 has been outstanding, with four top-20 recruits all scoring as sophomores and Kate Douglass winning a national title.
Three event titles for Virginia’s Paige Madden were part of 6 total by the Cavaliers at the meet, who now have 12 in program history.
Virginia won their first ever NCAA women’s team title last night. NC State edged Texas for second. Here’s how it happened in numbers. All of the numbers.
Alabama swimmer accounted for four of the top sixteen overall splits as the Crimson Tide won their first ever NCAA relay title.
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 Michigan junior cranked out a time of 46.02 to win the 100 freestyle, ranking her third all-time behind Simone Manuel and Erika Brown.
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.
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.
After an A-final outing in the 200 IM and a third-place finish in the 200 free, Texas’s Kelly Pash will take on the 200 fly this morning.
NC State won their second relay title ever with the third-fastest time ever in the 200 medley relay tonight at the 2021 NCAA Championships.
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).
MacNeil was tied with former USC standout Louise Hansson for the NCAA/U.S. Open record at 49.26, swimming that time at the Minnesota Invite in December 2019.
Gabi Fa’Aumausili from Georgia will scratch the 100 free on Saturday to focus on Georgia’s 400 free relay on Saturday evening.
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.
Virginia is going into night 3 with 7 ‘A’ finalists while 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams NC State, Texas, and Cal each have 4 swimmers in the ‘A’ finals.