The UVA men narrowly edged Alabama, thanks to a team record-setting 400 free relay to close out the meet, to close out three fast days by all teams.
The Wildcats got the ball rolling right off the bat, taking the 200 medley relay by .40 seconds over Tennessee.
Out goes backstroke sensation Beata Nelson and in comes elite prospect Phoebe Bacon for one team in our ranked NCAA swimming & diving recruiting classes.
Harper, a Tennessee commit, went on to win the 100 back in a new meet record of 54.28.
Irish National Record-holder Mona McSharry, who won the 100 breast at 2017 FINA Junior World Championships, will swim for Tennessee next year.
Lauren Barakey of TIDE Swimming has announced her intention to attend the University of Tennessee next fall.
Olivia Harper of Maine’s Long Reach Swim Club has announced her intention to swim for the University of Tennessee in 2020-21.
Paige Hetrick and Justin Fleagle earned their third meet wins while Abigail Doss set a new national record in the 400 free.
Louisville commit Paige Hetrick of Bradford took the first individual event of the night, the women’s 200 back, in a time of 2:14.42.
Watch all the race videos from day 3 of the 2019 YMCA SC National Championships.
During the day 3 prelims session of the 2019 YMCA National meet, Ross Dant of Hickory set his second meet record of the meet in the 400 IM.
The Cape Elizabeth girls swim team celebrate their third straight Maine High School Class B State Championship. Meanwhile, the Mount Desert boys repeated as state champions.
Matt Fallon took down the first record of the meet at the 2018 YMCA Long Course National Championships in Maryland.
Braswell’s best time coming into the meet was 4:19.21, which she swam at last year’s Y Nats. She dropped a 4:15.78 in prelims, which was already a decent drop, until she dropped almost another 7 seconds in finals.
Olivia Tighe pulled off an impressive double, winning the 100 free and 500 free back-to-back.