2019 ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships: NC State, Virginia Set Meet Records in Greensboro

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Photo Courtesy: Sarah D. Davis/theACC.com

The first night of the 2019 ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships from Greensboro produced some great races in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay. NC State got the night started with a new meet record in the 200 medley relay and Virginia did the same in the 800 free relay.

Florida State is on top of the team standings thanks to some valuable diving points. They are ahead of Virginia and Louisville. NC State is currently in seventh but should move up by the end of tomorrow. It should come down between NC State, Virginia and Louisville.

Team Standings:

  1. Florida State University          174   
  2. Virginia, University of           173
  3. Louisville, University of         156   
  4. Duke University                   146
  5. Notre Dame, University of         144   
  6. North Carolina, University of,    120
  7. North Carolina State Universit    116   
  8. VA Tech                           107
  9. Georgia Institute of Technolog    100  
 10. University of Miami (Florida)      94
 11. Pittsburgh, University of          70  
 12. Boston College                     62

200 Medley Relay

NC State got the night started in a big way with a 1:34.52 on Wednesday night in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Wolfpack team of Elise Haan (24.02), Sophie Hansson (26.26), Sirena Rowe (23.22) and Ky-lee Perry (21.02) won the ACC title over Virginia (1:35.21) and Florida State (1:36.28).

The Wolfpack’s time would have been second at SECs last night.

The quickest splits in the relay outside of NC State came from North Carolina’s Grace Countie (23.68), Florida State’s Ida Hulkko (26.19), Duke’s Alyssa Marsh (22.37) and Virginia’s Kyla Valls (21.86).

Louisville (1:36.54), Duke (1:36.77), Notre Dame (1:36.78), North Carolina (1:37.03) and Virginia Tech (1:38.51) also placed in the top eight to start the meet.

 Event 1  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
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         Meet: & 1:34.89  2/13/2017 North Carolina State Universit, NCSU-
                          E Haan, K Brumbaum, N Labonge, K Perry
          ACC: % 1:34.89  2/13/2017 North Carolina State Universit, NCSU-NC
                          E Haan, K Brumbaum, N Labonge, K Perry
     American: * 1:33.11  3/17/2018 Stanford, Stanford
                          A Howe, K Williams, J Hu, S Manuel
         NCAA: $ 1:34.10  3/17/2017 California, Calif
                          K Baker, A Weitzeil, N Thomas, F Osman
         Pool: ^ 1:35.10  3/20/2015 Stanford
                          A Howe, S Haase, J Hu, L Neal
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 NC State                            1:35.60    1:34.52&  64  
     1) Haan, Elise SR                2) Hansson, Sophie FR           
     3) Rowe, Sirena SO               4) Perry, Ky-lee JR             
                 24.02        50.28 (26.26)
        1:13.50 (23.22)     1:34.52 (21.02)
  2 UVA                                 1:37.50    1:35.21   56  
     1) Gmelich, Caroline SO          2) Wenger, Alexis FR            
     3) Pang, Anna SO                 4) Valls, Kyla SO               
                 23.83        50.49 (26.66)
        1:13.35 (22.86)     1:35.21 (21.86)
  3 Florida St                          1:38.97    1:36.28   54  
     1) McDonald, Madeleine FR        2) Hulkko, Ida FR               
     3) Johnston, Leila SR            4) Alnek, Kertu FR              
                 24.47        50.66 (26.19)
        1:14.21 (23.55)     1:36.28 (22.07)
  4 Louisville                          1:36.31    1:36.54   52  
     1) Kendzior, Alina SR            2) Astashkina, Mariia SO        
     3) Oglesby, Grace JR             4) Fanz, Casey JR               
                 24.33        51.44 (27.11)
        1:14.61 (23.17)     1:36.54 (21.93)
  5 Duke                                1:37.69    1:36.77   50  
     1) Hess, Madeline SR             2) Morris, Halle SO             
     3) Marsh, Alyssa JR              4) Aitchison, Alexandra SR      
                 24.32        52.16 (27.84)
        1:14.53 (22.37)     1:36.77 (22.24)
  6 ND                                  1:37.80    1:36.78   48  
     1) Quast, Carly SO               2) O'Donnell, Meaghan SR        
     3) Grunhard, Cailey SO           4) Smith, Mary JR               
                 24.26        51.35 (27.09)
        1:14.43 (23.08)     1:36.78 (22.35)
  7 UNC                                 1:38.12    1:37.03   46  
     1) Countie, Grace FR             2) Hauder, Caroline SO          
     3) Lindner, Sophie FR            4) Boyer, Kathryn SR            
                 23.68        50.85 (27.17)
        1:14.66 (23.81)     1:37.03 (22.37)
  8 VT                                  1:39.57    1:38.51   44  
     1) Meilus, Emily SO              2) Vereb, Joelle SO             
     3) Purcell, Kayla JR             4) Larson, Abigail FR           
                 25.08        52.47 (27.39)
        1:15.86 (23.39)     1:38.51 (22.65)

Men’s 1m Diving

The men’s divers in the conference will be competing this week in Greensboro as they will get a heads start on the scoring for next week’s men’s meet. Miami’s Briadam Herrera won the 1m crown for the Hurricanes with a 433.20. Florida State’s Joshua Davidson placed second at 367.00 while Virginia Tech’s Benjamin Schiesl (357.40) placed third.

 Event 23  Men 1 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
         Meet: & 499.95  2/25/2010 Nick McCrory, Duke
          ACC: % 499.95  2/25/2010 Nick McCrory, Duke
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Herrera, Briadam       SR Miami              385.45     433.20   32  
  2 Davidson, Joshua       SO Florida St         351.60     367.00   28  
  3 Schiesl, Benjamin      SR VT                 300.70     357.40   27  
  4 Thatcher, Cameron      JR Florida St         331.90     347.20   26  
  5 Burston, Sean          SR UNC                328.70     346.90   25  
  6 Hernandez, Nathaniel   JR Duke               289.05     337.05   24  
  7 Moretti, Evan          SR Duke               324.30     308.90   23  
  8 Flaute, Austin         FR ND                 287.85     273.75   22

800 Free Relay

Virginia won the 800 free relay with a dominating swim of 6:55.22 as the Cavaliers finished ahead of Louisville (6:58.69) and Notre Dame (7:02.36). Morgan Hill (1:43.27), Paige Madden (1:42.87), Megan Moroney (1:43.76) and Eryn Eddy (1:45.32) won for Virginia as they took down the ACC meet record that Virginia set a year ago at 6:55.77.

Louisville finished in second as Mallory Comerford anchored with a 1:41.01. She has been as fast as a 1:39 in a relay so she could have more left in the tank come NCAAs in four weeks.

The fastest splits came from Louisville’s Comerford, NC State’s Kylee Alons (1:43.39), Notre Dame’s Abbie Dolan (1:43.63) and Louisville’s Alena Kraus (1:45.30).

NC State (7:02.50), Duke (7:05.52), North Carolina (7:08.99), Florida State (7:09.85) and Georgia Tech (7:11.99) also finished in the top eight.

 Event 3  Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         Meet: & 6:55.77  2/14/2018 Virginia, University of, Virgi
                          M Hill, J Marrkand, P Madden, E Eddy
          ACC: % 6:53.75  3/16/2018 Louisville, LVLE-KY
                          Cattermole, Comerford,Openysheva,Bradford Freeman
     American: * 6:45.91  3/15/2017 Stanford, Stanford
                          S Manuel, L Neal, E Eastin, K Ledecky
         NCAA: $ 6:45.91  3/15/2017 Stanford, Stanf
                          S Manuel, L Neal, E Eastin, K Ledecky
         Pool: ^ 6:50.99  3/20/2015 California
                          C Rung, C Cheng, E Pelton, M Franklin
                 7:02.52  A
                 7:06.19  B
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 UVA                           7:02.91    6:55.22&A       64  
     1) Hill, Morgan JR               2) r:0.53 Madden, Paige SO      
     3) r:0.17 Moroney, Megan JR      4) r:0.10 Eddy, Eryn SR         
    r:+0.69  23.93        49.49 (49.49)
      1:16.19 (1:16.19)   1:43.27 (1:43.27)
                            2:32.57 (49.30)
      2:59.06 (1:15.79)   3:26.14 (1:42.87)
        3:50.54 (24.40)     4:16.55 (50.41)
      4:42.88 (1:16.74)   5:09.90 (1:43.76)
        5:33.05 (23.15)     5:59.45 (49.55)
      6:26.97 (1:17.07)   6:55.22 (1:45.32)
  2 Louisville                    6:58.93    6:58.69 A       56  
     1) Cattermole, Sophie JR         2) r:0.28 Openysheva, Arina SO  
     3) r:0.32 Kraus, Alena FR        4) r:0.20 Comerford, Mallory SR 
    r:+0.73  24.93        51.47 (51.47)
      1:18.97 (1:18.97)   1:46.94 (1:46.94)
        2:10.31 (23.37)     2:36.72 (49.78)
      3:04.32 (1:17.38)   3:32.38 (1:45.44)
        3:56.12 (23.74)     4:22.98 (50.60)
      4:50.36 (1:17.98)   5:17.68 (1:45.30)
        5:40.89 (23.21)     6:06.46 (48.78)
      6:32.24 (1:14.56)   6:58.69 (1:41.01)
  3 ND                            7:09.69    7:02.36 A       54  
     1) Dolan, Abigail JR             2) r:0.28 Eksteen, Sinead FR    
     3) r:0.30 Heller, Lauren JR      4) r:0.31 Sarazen, Kyra SR      
    r:+0.67  23.94        49.79 (49.79)
      1:16.53 (1:16.53)   1:43.63 (1:43.63)
        2:07.73 (24.10)     2:34.59 (50.96)
      3:02.23 (1:18.60)   3:30.23 (1:46.60)
        3:54.00 (23.77)     4:20.47 (50.24)
      4:47.56 (1:17.33)   5:15.63 (1:45.40)
        5:39.68 (24.05)     6:05.97 (50.34)
      6:33.58 (1:17.95)   7:02.36 (1:46.73)
  4 NC State                      7:07.02    7:02.50 A       52  
     1) Poole, Julia SO               2) r:0.21 Alons, Kylee FR       
     3) r:0.24 Moore, Kathleen SO     4) r:0.38 Fisher, Olivia SO     
    r:+0.73  24.94        51.18 (51.18)
      1:18.13 (1:18.13)   1:45.54 (1:45.54)
        2:08.72 (23.18)     2:35.12 (49.58)
      3:02.00 (1:16.46)   3:28.93 (1:43.39)
        3:53.49 (24.56)     4:20.35 (51.42)
      4:47.64 (1:18.71)   5:14.76 (1:45.83)
        5:38.91 (24.15)     6:05.59 (50.83)
      6:33.59 (1:18.83)   7:02.50 (1:47.74)
  5 Duke                          7:10.91    7:05.52 B       50  
     1) Pish, Melissa FR              2) r:0.15 Hess, Madeline SR     
     3) r:0.39 Lee, Easop FR          4) r:0.29 Jordan, Kylie JR      
    r:+0.73  24.36        50.88 (50.88)
      1:18.15 (1:18.15)   1:45.48 (1:45.48)
        2:09.00 (23.52)     2:35.71 (50.23)
      3:03.41 (1:17.93)   3:31.37 (1:45.89)
        3:56.45 (25.08)     4:23.84 (52.47)
      4:51.16 (1:19.79)   5:17.96 (1:46.59)
        5:41.70 (23.74)     6:08.37 (50.41)
      6:36.41 (1:18.45)   7:05.52 (1:47.56)
  6 UNC                           7:16.86    7:08.99         48  
     1) Hauder, Caroline SO           2) r:0.58 Fields, Zhada SR      
     3) r:0.52 Marsh, Virginia FR     4) r:0.32 Dryer, Robyn SR       
    r:+0.71  24.42        51.33 (51.33)
      1:19.31 (1:19.31)   1:47.97 (1:47.97)
        2:12.32 (24.35)     2:38.70 (50.73)
      3:06.78 (1:18.81)   3:35.62 (1:47.65)
        3:59.83 (24.21)     4:26.73 (51.11)
      4:54.35 (1:18.73)   5:23.06 (1:47.44)
        5:47.43 (24.37)     6:14.00 (50.94)
      6:41.59 (1:18.53)   7:08.99 (1:45.93)
  7 Florida St                    7:16.98    7:09.85         46  
     1) Terebo, Emma SO               2) r:0.39 Kucheran, Nina FR     
     3) r:0.14 Drozda, Shelly SR      4) r:0.28 Jensen, Laura FR      
    r:+0.63  24.37        51.69 (51.69)
      1:19.20 (1:19.20)   1:47.76 (1:47.76)
        2:12.79 (25.03)     2:40.17 (52.41)
      3:07.94 (1:20.18)   3:36.13 (1:48.37)
        4:00.48 (24.35)     4:27.92 (51.79)
      4:55.26 (1:19.13)   5:23.51 (1:47.38)
        5:47.81 (24.30)     6:14.80 (51.29)
      6:42.11 (1:18.60)   7:09.85 (1:46.34)
  8 GT                            7:14.39    7:11.99         44  
     1) Wang, Haibing SR              2) r:0.23 Ilgenfritz, Emily JR  
     3) r:0.39 Best, Lila SR          4) r:0.14 Hepler, Kristen JR    
    r:+0.68  24.64        51.63 (51.63)
      1:18.52 (1:18.52)   1:45.94 (1:45.94)
        2:10.27 (24.33)     2:37.06 (51.12)
      3:04.99 (1:19.05)   3:33.42 (1:47.48)
        3:49.16 (15.74)     4:25.90 (52.48)
      4:53.97 (1:20.55)   5:22.38 (1:48.96)
        5:47.45 (25.07)     6:14.73 (52.35)
      6:42.92 (1:20.54)   7:11.99 (1:49.61)

Women’s 3m Diving

Miami won the second diving event of the night with Alicia Blagg claiming the gold for the Hurricanes at 366.50. Virginia’s Sydney Dusel (335.90) finished in second. Florida State’s Molly Carlson (318.95) finished in third as the Seminoles had three in the top eight score valuable points.

 Event 2  Women 3 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
         Meet: & 439.70  2/19/2010 Abby Johnston, Duke
          ACC: % 439.70  2/17/2010 Abby Johnson, Duke
         NCAA: $ 437.75  3/20/2009 Christina Loukas, Indiana
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Blagg, Alicia    SO Miami              330.95     366.50         32  
  2 Dusel, Sydney    JR UVA                308.50     335.90         28  
  3 Carlson, Molly   JR Florida St         324.95     318.95         27  
  4 Fears, Molly     JR Louisville         292.50     313.00         26  
  5 Willborn, Mack   SR Duke               311.70     311.55         25  
  6 Cable, Grace     FR Florida St         283.90     280.45         24  
  7 Bonniwell, Ayla  JR Florida St         306.30     275.45         23  
  8 Sliney, Michael  JR Louisville         283.65     260.25         22

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Wahooswimfan

    End of first day team standings (the live stats does not corectly add in diving and relays):
    FSU leads after the first day, 174 points to UVA’s 173.
    L’ville at 156, Duke at 146 and Notre dame at 144 in the chase for 3rd, 4th and 5th.
    UNC at 120, NCSU at 116, Va Poly at 107, Ga Tech at 100, Miami at 94, BC at 62 bring up the balance.

    • avatar
      Andy Ross

      Thanks. Correct scores have been updated.