Stanford’s Taylor Ruck will race Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson for the 200 back title.
In the 200 fly, we’ll see Stanford’s defending champ and NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin go up against USC’s Louise Hansson, who took down the 100 fly NCAA Record last night.
ASU’s Cierra Runge was once the NCAA Record holder in the 500 freestyle, but tonight she’s looking for her first NCAA title in the event.
Cal freshman Izzy Ivey will compete in her first ever NCAA individual event in prelims of the 200 IM.
If there’s one relay that feels hard to project, it’s this one.
The Cal Bears come in with the fastest time this season in the 400 medley relay, and they appear to be the favorites to put an end to Stanford’s winning streak in this event.
Cal was within .07 of winning this relay last year and returns all four legs, including two potential 20-point splits.
For the title of sprint queen in the 50 free, Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil and Tennessee’s Erika Brown look to have a battle like none other for the American record.
Elise Haan successfully defended her title in this event; she was 51.43 tonight after going 50.75 last year, but that was still more than enough as she defeated UVA’s Megan Moroney by over half a second.
Louisville junior Grace Oglesby is one of three Cardinals aiming to defend their titles on the final day of the 2019 ACC Champs.
UVA’s Morgan Hill dropped a quarter second off her prelims time of 21.93 (also her previous personal best time), touching just ahead of NC State’s Ky-lee Perry, 21.68 to 21.69.
NC State has 13 individual swims in tonight’s finals.
NC State had 4 new legs on their 200 free relay as compared to last year’s ACC Championship. The new group excelled, breaking the ACC Record by half-a-second.
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will decide between the 500 free and the 50 free, and 2017 ACC 50 free champ Ky-Lee Perry looks to rebound after injuries limited her in 2018.
The NC State Wolfpack led the charge Thursday morning with 13 finals swims to come – a whopping 10 of those in A finals.