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.
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.
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).
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.
In the team race, Virginia is set-up to extend their lead, while NC State and Cal each had strong mornings, too.
Cavalier Alex Walsh is the big favorite in the 200 IM as we head into Day 2 finals at the Women’s NCAA Championships.
UVA’s Kate Douglass is now tied as the 6th-fastest 50 free performer in history after a 21.21 in prelims on Day 2 of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Championships.
Conference champions, including Ohio State (above), Kentucky, Virginia, and Texas, performed well on day 1 of the NCAA Championship meet on Wednesday.
The 400 medley relay is seeded to be a very tight race at the top, with the 4 top seeds all entering at 3:26.