Virginia had a monster anchor split from Caitlin Cooper, leading UVA to break the ACC record by over half a second.
Number three seed Brooke Zeiger of Minnesota and sixth seed Cierra Runge of Wisconsin (pictured) have both scratched the 1650 free for tomorrow, bumping Danielle Valley and Ashley Neidigh into the night swim.
NC State now has the lead in the team standings, but the defending champions from Virginia, who currently sit in 2nd, will look to battle back today.
Action at the 2017 Women’s ACC Championship kicks off tonight in Atlanta, GA, where swimmers will be competing in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
NC State took over the lead after Kayla Brumbaum’s 26.63 breaststroke split, while freshman Ky-lee Perry sealed the deal with a blistering 21.36 anchor split.
Kropp charged to a 52.60 to win the 100 breast ahead of teammate Dylan Payne (53.66).
The battle between the NC State and Virginia women came down to the very end of the meet on Saturday, as the Wolfpack secured victory by 6 points with their win in the 200 free relay.
Freshman Ky-Lee Perry impressed in the women’s sprints, setting a new Pool Record in the 50 free.
With Alexia Zevnik, Hannah Moore, and Rachel Muller coming off a strong 2016 NCAAs, and Ky-Lee Perry bringing immediate individual scoring potential, NC State should be able to compete for another top 10 finish this season.
Alexia Zevnik is the leading scorer for the NC State women heading into the last finals session of the meet.
NC State led the way with four first time qualifiers
The NC State team of Riki Bonnema, Ashlyn Koletic, Natalie Labonge, and Krista Duffield set a new conference and meet record in winning the 200 free relay in 1:27.50 at the 2016 ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, NC from February 17 to February 20.
Florida International University hosted a tri-meet in Miami, taking a loss to NC State and a close win against Kansas.
Princeton fêted its seniors during Friday’s home meet with NC State. The women included: Courtney Ciardiello, Elizabeth Gelb, Reese Iriondo, Shirley Wang, and Emily Yu.
North Carolina State wrapped up team wins at the 3rd annual All-NC Invite, dominating the final two sessions on Saturday.