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.
Katharine Berkoff will take flight in the 200 back final tonight as NC State tries to clinch second in a tight battle for second.
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.
Hansson and Berkoff of NC State each won 2 NCAA titles last night, one in their individual events and 1 as a member of the winning 200 medley relay
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).
NC State sophomore Katharine Berkoff set the third ACC record of the night, and moved to #4 all-time, with a 49.70 in the back tonight.
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.
This morning, we’ll see the biggest day of individual events, with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 back and 100 breast.
The NC State women won the 400 medley relay on Thursday night at the DI Championships, lowering the NCAA and U.S. Open Record.
Kylee Alons blasted the 4th-fastest fly relay split in history to help lead the Wolfpack to the first-ever sub-3:25 400 medley relay. **Updated with video**
Senior Julia Poole brought it home in 48.22, enough to give NC State the title and a new NCAA and U.S. Open record of 3:24.59.
Watch Cal win the 200 free relay, frosh Alex Walsh become an NCAA champion, NC State break the NCAA 400 medley relay record, and more from night two.