2020 ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships Day 2 Finals: Douglass goes 1:51 in 200 IM (RACE VIDEO)

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Kate Douglass. Photo Courtesy: Virginia Athletics

The prelims were just an appetizer for Kate Douglass. After setting an ACC Championships record in the 200 individual medley Thursday morning, the fab freshman won the finals at night in 1:51.36. It’s quicker than the time used by Ella Eastin to win NCAAs in 2016 (1:51.65), incorrectly listed as the NCAA record on the ACC’s program, but still behind the American record Stanford’s Eastin set in 2018 (1:50.67).

ACC Championships, Greensboro Aquatic Center

500 freestyle

Paige Madden defended the top seed in the 500 free with aplomb, trimming nearly five seconds from prelims to win in 4:36.19. UVA was denied the 1-2 finish, though, with Maddie Donohoe slipping to third in 4:42.05 (still faster than prelims) thanks to a stellar swim from Kathleen Moore of NC State in 4:39.54. Fourth was Makayla Sargent of NC State. She was ahead of Donohoe at the 400-yard wall, but Donohoe split a 56.06 on the last 100 to get the win. Sargent came back in 57.14.

 Event 4  Women 500 Yard Freestyle
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         Meet: ! 4:30.74  2/18/2016 Leah Smith, UVA-VA
          ACC: % 4:28.90  3/16/2017 Leah Smith, Virginia
     American: * 4:24.06  3/17/2017 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
         NCAA: $ 4:24.06  3/17/2017 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
    U.S. Open: # 4:24.06  11/18/2016Katie Ledecky
  Pool Record: & 4:29.54  12/4/2014 Katie Ledecky, NCAP-PV
                 4:35.76  A
                 4:40.96  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 4:47.20  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Madden, Paige    JR UVA               4:40.93    4:36.19 IV19   
                 25.23        52.36 (27.13)
        1:19.76 (27.40)     1:47.62 (27.86)
        2:15.91 (28.29)     2:43.92 (28.01)
        3:12.31 (28.39)     3:40.48 (28.17)
        4:08.61 (28.13)     4:36.19 (27.58)
  2 Moore, Kathleen  JR NC State          4:44.15    4:39.54 IV19   
                 25.83        53.48 (27.65)
        1:21.39 (27.91)     1:49.57 (28.18)
        2:17.83 (28.26)     2:46.17 (28.34)
        3:14.76 (28.59)     3:43.34 (28.58)
        4:11.89 (28.55)     4:39.54 (27.65)
  3 Donohoe, Madely  FR UVA               4:42.68    4:42.05 B      
                 25.83        53.89 (28.06)
        1:22.48 (28.59)     1:51.27 (28.79)
        2:20.20 (28.93)     2:48.66 (28.46)
        3:17.37 (28.71)     3:45.99 (28.62)
        4:14.48 (28.49)     4:42.05 (27.57)
  4 Sargent, Makayl  SR NC State          4:43.29    4:42.82 B      
                 26.17        54.21 (28.04)
        1:22.61 (28.40)     1:51.20 (28.59)
        2:19.85 (28.65)     2:48.39 (28.54)
        3:16.99 (28.60)     3:45.68 (28.69)
        4:14.52 (28.84)     4:42.82 (28.30)
  5 Dolan, Abigail   SR ND                4:43.48    4:43.92 B      
                 25.93        53.96 (28.03)
        1:22.77 (28.81)     1:52.08 (29.31)
        2:21.03 (28.95)     2:50.09 (29.06)
        3:18.66 (28.57)     3:47.33 (28.67)
        4:15.91 (28.58)     4:43.92 (28.01)
  6 Thomas, Luciana  SO ND                4:44.89    4:44.55 B      
                 26.54        54.98 (28.44)
        1:23.74 (28.76)     1:52.66 (28.92)
        2:21.75 (29.09)     2:50.33 (28.58)
        3:19.26 (28.93)     3:48.20 (28.94)
        4:16.65 (28.45)     4:44.55 (27.90)
  7 Glover, Mackenz  SR NC State          4:46.02    4:45.98 B      
                 26.39        55.26 (28.87)
        1:24.43 (29.17)     1:53.76 (29.33)
        2:22.96 (29.20)     2:51.95 (28.99)
        3:20.56 (28.61)     3:49.41 (28.85)
        4:18.09 (28.68)     4:45.98 (27.89)
  8 Foley, Katharin  FR NC State          4:45.16    4:47.96        
                 26.24        54.22 (27.98)
        1:22.84 (28.62)     1:51.77 (28.93)
        2:20.92 (29.15)     2:50.46 (29.54)
        3:20.14 (29.68)     3:49.41 (29.27)
        4:19.32 (29.91)     4:47.96 (28.64)

200 individual medley

Douglass was the story, winning in 1:51.36. It’s faster than the time Eastin used to win NCAAs in 2016 (1:51.65) but not faster than her American record in 2018 (1:50.65). Douglass’ swim is an ACC record (dashing her 1:52.84 from November) and breaks Missy Franklin’s Greensboro Aquatic Center pool mark from 2015 (1:52.11). Her crazy fast splits are below, and she had the fastest split in the race in each 50, including one of only two sub-25 fly splits at 23.81 and the only sub-28 back split (27.24).

Julia Poole of NC State crept up two spots to second in 1:54.86. That was vital in the team scoring since Virginia took third and fourth via Abigail Richter and Margaret Nelson, respectively.

Event 5  Women 200 Yard IM
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         Meet: ! 1:53.90  2/20/2020 Katherine Douglass, UVA-VA
          ACC: % 1:52.84  11/21/2019Kate Douglass, Virginia
     American: * 1:50.67  3/16/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
         NCAA: $ 1:51.65  3/17/2016 Ella Eastin, Stanford
    U.S. Open: # 1:50.67  3/15/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford-PC
  Pool Record: & 1:52.11  3/19/2015 Missy Franklin, CAL-PC
                 1:53.66  A
                 1:56.76  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 1:59.94  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Douglass, Kathe  FR UVA               1:53.90    1:51.36$A      
                 23.81        51.05 (27.24)
        1:24.04 (32.99)     1:51.36 (27.32)
  2 Poole, Julia     JR NC State          1:55.63    1:54.86 IV19   
                 25.35        54.03 (28.68)
        1:27.23 (33.20)     1:54.86 (27.63)
  3 Richter, Abigai  JR UVA               1:55.53    1:55.22 IV19   
                 24.64        52.87 (28.23)
        1:27.47 (34.60)     1:55.22 (27.75)
  4 Nelson, Margare  FR UVA               1:55.91    1:55.43 IV19   
                 25.39        54.33 (28.94)
        1:27.33 (33.00)     1:55.43 (28.10)
  5 Hay, Abigail     FR Louisville        1:57.28    1:56.86 B      
                 25.24        54.70 (29.46)
        1:28.70 (34.00)     1:56.86 (28.16)
  6 Gillilan, Colee  FR ND                1:56.69    1:57.29 B      
                 25.06        54.49 (29.43)
        1:28.74 (34.25)     1:57.29 (28.55)
  7 Hauder, Carolin  JR UNC               1:55.59    1:57.53 B      
                 25.03        53.95 (28.92)
        1:28.35 (34.40)     1:57.53 (29.18)
  8 Muzzy, Emma      SO NC State          1:57.43    1:58.89 B      
                 25.75        55.27 (29.52)
        1:30.75 (35.48)     1:58.89 (28.14)

50 freestyle

A year ago, Virginia’s Morgan Hill beat NC State’s Ky-lee Perry by .01 for the ACC Championship. This year, Hill bested Perry by .02. But thanks to Perry’s teammate, it meant Hill settled for silver.

Kylee Alons spoiled the party, the NC State sprinter attaining an A cut and a gold medal in 21.63 seconds, .22 faster than she was in earning the second seed from prelims. Hill was second in 21.76 (she won in 21.68 last year), with Perry third (21.78). The top seed from the morning, Duke’s Alyssa Marsh, slid to eighth in 22.30 (after a 21.78 prelims swim).

UVA also got some extra points with freshman Alexa Cuomo winning the B final in 22.00. She bumps up from 13th in prelims.

Event 6  Women 50 Yard Freestyle
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         Meet: ! 21.54  2/15/2018 Caitlin Cooper, Virginia-VA
          ACC: % 21.48  11/20/2017Caroline Baldwin, UNC
     American: * 20.90  12/5/2019 Abbey Weitzeil, Cal
         NCAA: $ 20.90  12/5/2019 Abbey Weitzeil, Cal
    U.S. Open: # 20.90  12/5/2019 Abbey Weitzeil, Canyons Aquatics
  Pool Record: & 21.32  3/19/2015 Simone Manuel, STAN-PC
                 21.66  A
                 22.23  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 22.76  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Alons, Kylee     SO NC State            21.85      21.63 A      
                 10.50        21.63 (11.13)
  2 Hill, Morgan     SR UVA                 22.16      21.76 IV19   
                 10.72        21.76 (11.04)
  3 Perry, Ky-lee    SR NC State            22.06      21.78 IV19   
                 10.47        21.78 (11.31)
  4 Fanz, Casey      SR Louisville          21.89      21.89 IV19   
                 10.67        21.89 (11.22)
  5 Regenauer, Chri  FR Louisville          22.28      22.10 IV19   
                 10.75        22.10 (11.35)
  6 Vereb, Joelle    JR VT                  22.26      22.20 IV19   
  7 Openysheva, Ari  JR Louisville          22.29      22.26 B      
                 10.62        22.26 (11.64)
  8 Marsh, Alyssa    SR Duke                21.78      22.30 B      
                 10.63        22.30 (11.67)

Women’s 3-meter diving

Florida State enjoyed a 1-2 finish with Molly Carlson getting the win with 340.00 points and Ayla Bonniwell finishing second in 321.05. They were within a point and well clear of the field in prelims. Virginia got a boost from Sydney Dusel finishing third with 319.25, while 1-meter champ Cami Hidalgo of Georgia Tech was fifth.

 Event 7  Women 3 mtr Diving
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         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
  Pool Record: & 410.25  3/20/2015 Yu Zhou, UMIN
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
==================================================================
                          === Finals ===                          
 
  1 Carlson, Molly   SR Florida St         337.95     340.00        
  2 Bonniwell, Ayla  SR Florida St         337.05     321.05        
  3 Dusel, Sydney    SR UVA                314.10     319.25        
  4 Fears, Molly        Louisville         305.50     318.90        
  5 Hidalgo, Cami    JR GT                 273.55     309.30        
  6 Wiese, Annie     SO ND                 271.40     283.40        
  7 Kline, Madeline  SR NC State           272.75     274.15        
  8 Porter, Jocelyn  JR UVA                281.45     264.35

200 freestyle relay

Douglass had to choose between racing as the top seed in the 50 free and the 200 IM. She chose well, but still managed a 21.75 off the front of the 200 free relay to lead Virginia to the win by three-quarters of a second. Cuomo, Kyla Valls and Hill (with the fastest split of the event in 21.24) rounded out the squad.

Second was Louisville, thanks in part to Casey Fanz going 21.50 in the second leg, in 1:27.44. The Cardinals, third-placed NC State (1:27.50) and fourth-place North Carolina (1:28.37) all picked up NCAA A cuts.

 Event 8  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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         Meet: ! 1:26.67  2/15/2018 Virginia, University of, Virgi
                          M Hill, D Rommel, L Reed, C Cooper
          ACC: % 1:26.15  2/21/2019 North Carolina State Universit, NC State-NC
                          K Perry, K Alons, S Rowe, S Hansson
     American: * 1:24.55  3/21/2019 California, Cal
                          M. Murphy, K. McLaughlin, A. Bilquist, A. Weitzel
         NCAA: $ 1:24.55  3/21/2019 California, Cal
                          M. Murphy, K. McLaughlin, A. Bilquist, A. Weitzel
    U.S. Open: # 1:24.55  2/21/2019 California, Cal
                          M. Murphy, K. McLaughlin, A. Bilquist, A. Weitzel
  Pool Record: & 1:26.15  2/21/2019 North Carolina State, NCSU-
                          K Perry, K Alons, S Rowe, S Hansson
                 1:28.43  A
                 1:29.21  B
    School                           Seed     Finals              
====================================================================
  1 UVA                           1:28.64    1:26.73 A      
     1) Douglass, Katherine FR        2) Cuomo, Alexa FR              
     3) Valls, Kyla JR                4) Hill, Morgan SR              
                 21.75        43.30 (21.55)
        1:05.49 (22.19)     1:26.73 (21.24)
  2 Louisville                    1:28.35    1:27.44 A      
     1) Visscher, Jillian SR          2) Fanz, Casey SR               
     3) Regenauer, Christiana FR      4) Openysheva, Arina JR         
                 22.44        43.94 (21.50)
        1:05.82 (21.88)     1:27.44 (21.62)
  3 NC State                      1:28.21    1:27.50 A      
     1) Perry, Ky-lee SR              2) Alons, Kylee SO              
     3) Rowe, Sirena JR               4) Maccausland, Heather FR      
                 22.02        43.37 (21.35)
        1:05.46 (22.09)     1:27.50 (22.04)
  4 UNC                           1:28.46    1:28.37 A      
     1) Countie, Grace SO             2) Cole, Emma JR                
     3) Lowe, Heidi SO                4) Hauder, Caroline JR          
                 22.18        44.34 (22.16)
        1:06.42 (22.08)     1:28.37 (21.95)
  5 Duke                          1:30.17    1:29.00 B      
     1) Pish, Melissa SO              2) Marsh, Alyssa SR             
     3) Hollander, Shayna SO          4) Snyder, Sarah FR             
                 23.01        44.52 (21.51)
        1:06.85 (22.33)     1:29.00 (22.15)
  6 Florida St                    1:30.09    1:29.08 B      
     1) Zortea, Ana JR                2) Alnek, Kertu SO              
     3) Moynihan, Rebecca JR          4) Terebo, Emma JR              
                 22.74        44.56 (21.82)
        1:06.96 (22.40)     1:29.08 (22.12)
  7 ND                            1:30.56    1:29.72        
     1) Quast, Carly JR               2) Gillilan, Coleen FR          
     3) Wittmer, Rachel JR            4) Dolan, Abigail SR            
                 22.88        44.83 (21.95)
        1:07.36 (22.53)     1:29.72 (22.36)
  8 Pitt                          1:33.33    1:30.40        
     1) Fuhrmann, Kate FR             2) Daigneault, Valerie SR       
     3) Swantek, Kailyn JR            4) Shaffer, Madelyn SR          
                 22.90        45.21 (22.31)
        1:07.74 (22.53)     1:30.40 (22.66)

Team Scoring: After two days, Virginia leads the race for the ACC Championship with 524.5 points. NC State is second with 497, with Louisville (404), Notre Dame (350) and North Carolina (325) rounding out the top five.

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