UVA is without a doubt in a stronger place heading into this season than last season, thanks in large part to the #1 recruiting class this year.
The Virginia Sports Information Directors named two all-state teams with 32 athletes and 11 relays earning all-state nods.
Defending champ Mallory Comerford of Louisville is eyeing Missy Franklin’s record in the 200 free.
Stanford’s Brooke Forde, the 500 free champion, is on fire.
Stanford opted to put Taylor Ruck on both the 200 free and the 400 medley relays this morning. Since she was already on the 800 free relay last night, that’ll mean she’ll need to sit out either the 200 medley or the 400 free relay, with the former seeming to be the more likely option.
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.
USC’s Louise Hansson and Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil could have an exciting battle in the 100 fly as both swimmers have been under 50 seconds multiple times in their careers.
This year’s field of 100 freestylers includes 4 of the top 10 fastest performers of all time, and 6 of the top 20 performers all-time.
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.
With Olympic champions Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel moving on to the pros, Stanford reloads in search of their third-straight 800 free relay title – and they’ve still got the stars to do it.
Virginia junior Morgan Hill didn’t have to be the fastest by much – in fact, in one race, she didn’t have to be the fastest at all – to win two ACC titles. She just had to get her hand on the wall first.
NC State took the title back from Virginia. Here are the details on everyone on every team.
It’s shaping up to be a close race between NC State and UVA, with Louisville not completely out of it either, as we begin the third night of the 2019 ACC women’s championships.
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.