Louisville freshman Tatiana Salcutan threw down a personal best of 1:53.98 in the 200 backstroke to solidify her spot at the NCAA Championships.
Kraus won the 200 free by over three seconds, registering a 1:44.97 for a lifetime best by over a second. She now ranks #7 nationally this year.
The Kentucky women and Louisville men emerged with victories as the intrastate rivals competed today in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Notre Dame women and the Louisville men came out on top in a pair of back-and-forth contests between ACC rivals over the weekend.
In prelims of the 100 breast, Friesen dropped a 59.62 to move up to 25th in the NCAA. She then swam a 2:07.24 in the 200 breast, which ranks #8 in the NCAA.
UVA looks to be in control, as they had over a 100 point lead on NC State heading into today and put 11 women into A-final swims this morning.
UVA has a chance to essentially seal the victory with a strong final morning at the 2020 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships.
Despite the fairly similar scores, the Louisville men and women took markedly different paths to their respective victories over Notre Dame.
Erika Brown tripled for the second week in a row, as Tennessee followed up last weekend’s defeat of Virginia by soundly beating Louisville.
Graduated star Mallory Comerford’s relay production will be tough to replace, but Louisville still has a deep sprint group and some butterfly stars.
Senior Mallory Comerford leads a Louisville squad that returns every single swimmer from all five of last year’s NCAA relays.
Louisville’s Alina Kendzior was on the 100 back bubble with a 52.48 from ACCs, but dropped down to a 52.16 at the TN Last Chance Meet to secure her spot further. She went on to score at NCAAs with a sub-52 performance.
Swimmers are set to compete in finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 4×100 free relay. The fastest heat of the women’s and men’s 1650 free will also be contested tonight and will open the session.
The final prelims session of the weekend will hold the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.
Tennessee’s Micah Bohon, Erika Brown, and Tess Cieplucha led the way for the Volunteer women as they took down Louisville last Thursday.