2020 ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships Day 3 Finals: Douglass, Madden Stretch UVA Lead

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Kate Douglass Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

What could be a huge night for Virginia’s hopes of reclaiming the ACC Swimming and Diving Championship started off with a bang Friday, and who else would it be leading the way than Kate Douglass.

Douglass went 50.83 to win the 100 butterfly at the ACC Championships, leading a 1-2 finish with teammate Morgan Hill. But NC State limited its losses by rallying to win four of the six events on night 3 of the competition.

Event-by-event recap below.

ACC Swimming Championships, Greensboro Aquatic Center

100 butterfly

Douglass claimed the top seed in the morning and sped up slightly to clock in at 50.83. The gold joins Douglass’ title the 200 individual medley and the 200 medley and 200 free relays. She has the 200 breaststroke Saturday on the meet’s final day.

Second was Hill, last year’s champ, in 51.12, the same place she landed in the 50 free. Alexa Cuomo was fifth and Jessica Nava sixth to net huge points for the Cavaliers. NC State didn’t have a swimmer qualify for finals in the event.

Event 9  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
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         Meet: @ 50.06  2/19/2016 Kelsi Worrell, Louisville-KY
          ACC: ! 49.43  3/18/2017 Kelsi Worrell, LVLE-KY
     American: * 49.43  3/18/2017 Kelsi Worrell
         NCAA: $ 49.26  12/6/2019 Maggie McNeil, Michigan
    U.S. Open: # 49.26  3/18/2019 Louise Hansson
  Pool Record: & 49.81  3/20/2015 Kelsi Worrell, UOFL-KY
                 50.92  A
                 52.34  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 53.76  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Douglass, Kathe  FR UVA                 50.90      50.83 A      
                 23.64        50.83 (27.19)
  2 Hill, Morgan     SR UVA                 51.45      51.12 IV19   
                 23.91        51.12 (27.21)
  3 Oglesby, Grace   SR Louisville          51.59      51.74 IV19   
                 24.53        51.74 (27.21)
  4 Marsh, Alyssa    SR Duke                51.60      51.82 IV19   
                 23.81        51.82 (28.01)
  5 Cuomo, Alexa     FR UVA                 51.51      51.85 IV19   
                 23.53        51.85 (28.32)
  6 Nava, Jessica    SO UVA                 52.04      52.11 IV19   
                 24.33        52.11 (27.78)
  7 Vereb, Joelle    JR VT                  52.23      52.47 B      
                 24.14        52.47 (28.33)
  8 Gillilan, Colee  FR ND                  52.40      52.86 B      
                 24.41        52.86 (28.45)

400 individual medley

Kathleen Moore spoiled the UVA party with a torrid final leg, making up more than a second in the last 100 to nip Virginia’s Margaret Nelson at the wall by .01. Moore finished in 4:04.35 and saw teammate Emma Muzzy step up into third in 4:05.08. Fourth was Abigail Richter of UVA with NC State’s Makayla Sargent fifth.

Event 10  Women 400 Yard IM
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         Meet: @ 4:04.21  2/20/2015 Tanja Kylliainen, LVLE-KY
          ACC: ! 4:03.51  3/20/2015 Tanja Kylliainen, LVLE-KY
     American: * 3:54.60  3/16/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
         NCAA: $ 3:54.60  3/18/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
    U.S. Open: # 3:54.60  3/16/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford-PC
  Pool Record: & 4:02.47  3/20/2015 Sarah Henry, TA&M-GU
                 4:03.62  A
                 4:10.00  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 4:17.30  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Moore, Kathleen  JR NC State          4:08.13    4:04.35 IV19   
                 26.09        55.86 (29.77)
        1:26.38 (30.52)     1:55.71 (29.33)
        2:31.64 (35.93)     3:08.15 (36.51)
        3:36.87 (28.72)     4:04.35 (27.48)
  2 Nelson, Margare  FR UVA               4:06.62    4:04.36 IV19   
                 26.35        55.95 (29.60)
        1:27.44 (31.49)     1:58.31 (30.87)
        2:32.23 (33.92)     3:06.78 (34.55)
        3:35.73 (28.95)     4:04.36 (28.63)
  3 Muzzy, Emma      SO NC State          4:11.54    4:05.08 IV19   
                 25.83        55.81 (29.98)
        1:26.30 (30.49)     1:56.58 (30.28)
        2:32.43 (35.85)     3:08.47 (36.04)
        3:37.24 (28.77)     4:05.08 (27.84)
  4 Richter, Abigai  JR UVA               4:07.90    4:05.86 IV19   
                 25.93        55.01 (29.08)
        1:25.74 (30.73)     1:55.79 (30.05)
        2:32.26 (36.47)     3:08.75 (36.49)
        3:37.79 (29.04)     4:05.86 (28.07)
  5 Sargent, Makayl  SR NC State          4:08.47    4:06.93 IV19   
                 26.60        56.70 (30.10)
        1:27.94 (31.24)     1:58.58 (30.64)
        2:33.87 (35.29)     3:09.46 (35.59)
        3:38.78 (29.32)     4:06.93 (28.15)
  6 Hay, Abigail     FR Louisville        4:09.58    4:09.48 IV19   
                 26.40        56.69 (30.29)
        1:28.33 (31.64)     1:59.78 (31.45)
        2:35.34 (35.56)     3:11.39 (36.05)
        3:41.22 (29.83)     4:09.48 (28.26)
  7 Thomas, Luciana  SO ND                4:12.93    4:11.19 B      
                 26.69        56.29 (29.60)
        1:28.84 (32.55)     2:00.04 (31.20)
        2:36.79 (36.75)     3:13.39 (36.60)
        3:42.82 (29.43)     4:11.19 (28.37)
  8 Dean, Constance  JR Duke              4:13.41    4:12.22 B      
                 27.63        59.46 (31.83)
        1:32.18 (32.72)     2:04.15 (31.97)
        2:38.45 (34.30)     3:13.34 (34.89)
        3:43.27 (29.93)     4:12.22 (28.95)

200 freestyle

Paige Madden led a parade of three Cavaliers in the top four, winning the final comfortably in 1:43.18. Second was Louisville’s Arina Openysheva (1:44.24) with Megan Moroney and Kyla Valls within a quarter-second of her. NC State’s Julia Poole limited the NC State’s losses by winning the B final (in a time that would’ve finished fifth in the A final).

Event 11  Women 200 Yard Freestyle
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         Meet: @ 1:41.60  2/22/2019 Mallory Comerford, Louisville-KY
          ACC: ! 1:39.80  3/18/2018 Mallory Comerford, Louisville-KY
     American: * 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
         NCAA: $ 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
    U.S. Open: # 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
  Pool Record: & 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, CAL-PC
                 1:42.98  A
                 1:45.12  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 1:47.12  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Madden, Paige    JR UVA               1:45.14    1:43.18 IV19   
                 24.73        51.01 (26.28)
        1:17.02 (26.01)     1:43.18 (26.16)
  2 Openysheva, Ari  JR Louisville        1:44.93    1:44.24 IV19   
                 24.36        50.84 (26.48)
        1:17.55 (26.71)     1:44.24 (26.69)
  3 Moroney, Megan   SR UVA               1:44.87    1:44.26 IV19   
                 24.73        51.03 (26.30)
        1:17.69 (26.66)     1:44.26 (26.57)
  4 Valls, Kyla      JR UVA               1:46.02    1:44.48 IV19   
                 24.11        50.46 (26.35)
        1:17.47 (27.01)     1:44.48 (27.01)
  5 Dolan, Abigail   SR ND                1:45.16    1:45.76 B      
                 24.40        51.04 (26.64)
        1:18.12 (27.08)     1:45.76 (27.64)
  6 Kraus, Alena     SO Louisville        1:46.17    1:46.34 B      
                 24.57        51.59 (27.02)
        1:18.80 (27.21)     1:46.34 (27.54)
  7 Cole, Emma       JR UNC               1:45.94    1:46.64 B      
                 24.92        51.71 (26.79)
        1:19.27 (27.56)     1:46.64 (27.37)
  8 Pish, Melissa    SO Duke              1:46.08    1:46.87 B      
                 24.56        51.26 (26.70)
        1:18.67 (27.41)     1:46.87 (28.20)

100 breaststroke

Sophie Hansson got the better of Alexis Wenger for the second straight year, the NC State sophomore winning in a meet record 57.74. Virginia’s Wenger, also a sophomore, was second in 57.91. Both are A cuts. Hansson undercuts her winning time from last year. Third was Olivia Calegan of NC State in 58.95.

Event 12  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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         Meet: @ 57.74  2/22/2019 Sophie Hansson, NC State-NC
          ACC: ! 57.74  2/22/2019 Sophie Hansson, NC State-NC
     American: * 55.73  3/16/2019 Lilly King, Indiana
         NCAA: $ 55.73  3/16/2019 Lilly King, Indiana
    U.S. Open: # 55.73  3/16/2018 Lilly King, Indiana-IN
  Pool Record: & 57.74  2/22/2019 Sophie Hansson, NCSU-NC
          ACC: ! 57.74  2/21/2020 Sophie Hansson, NC State-NC
         Meet: @ 57.74  2/21/2020 Sophie Hansson, NC State-NC
                 58.60  A
                 59.93  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
               1:01.84  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Hansson, Sophie  SO NC State            58.35      57.74@A      
                 27.33        57.74 (30.41)
  2 Wenger, Alexis   SO UVA                 58.17      57.91 A      
                 27.19        57.91 (30.72)
  3 Calegan, Olivia  JR NC State            59.05      58.95 IV19   
                 27.50        58.95 (31.45)
  4 Astashkina, Mar  JR Louisville        1:00.04      59.98 B      
                 28.39        59.98 (31.59)
  5 Hauder, Carolin  JR UNC               1:00.16    1:00.05 B      
                 27.92      1:00.05 (32.13)
  6 Wheeler, Kaylee  SO Louisville          59.94    1:00.06 B      
                 27.98      1:00.06 (32.08)
  7 Friesen, Morgan  JR Louisville          59.75    1:00.12 B      
                 28.19      1:00.12 (31.93)
  8 Higgs, Lillian   SO UNC                 59.92    1:00.15 B      
                 28.51      1:00.15 (31.64)

100 backstroke

Katharine Berkoff made it three wins on the night for NC State, touching the wall first in 51.64. Second was Caroline Gmelich of Virginia in 51.88, with NC State’s Kylee Alons third. Moroney, in a valiant double, took sixth.

Event 13  Women 100 Yard Backstroke
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         Meet: @ 50.74  2/19/2016 Courtney Bartholomew, UVA-VA
          ACC: ! 50.01  12/5/2014 Courtney Bartholomew, UVA
     American: * 49.18  3/22/2019 Beata Nelson, WISC
         NCAA: $ 49.18  2/23/2019 Beata Nelson, WISC
    U.S. Open: # 49.18  3/22/2019 Beata Nelson, WISC
  Pool Record: & 50.03  3/20/2015 Rachel Bootsma, CAL-PC
                 50.93  A
                 52.46  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 53.94  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Berkoff, Kathar  FR NC State            51.21      51.64 IV19   
                 24.65        51.64 (26.99)
  2 Gmelich, Caroli  JR UVA                 52.20      51.88 IV19   
                 25.29        51.88 (26.59)
  3 Alons, Kylee     SO NC State            52.33      52.17 IV19   
                 24.80        52.17 (27.37)
  4 Shuppert, Emma   FR Duke                52.56      52.34 IV19   
                 25.21        52.34 (27.13)
  4 Countie, Grace   SO UNC                 52.23      52.34 IV19   
                 25.14        52.34 (27.20)
  6 Moroney, Megan   SR UVA                 52.33      52.35 IV19   
                 25.42        52.35 (26.93)
  7 Lindner, Sophie  SO UNC                 52.41      52.50 B      
                 25.43        52.50 (27.07)
  8 Quast, Carly     JR ND                  52.55      52.87 B      
                 24.95        52.87 (27.92)

Men’s platform diving

David Dinsmore led a Miami sweep of the top places, his score of 510.35 taking gold. He scared the meet, pool and ACC records, all heled by Duke’s Nick McCrory from three different meets from 2010-13. Second was Zachary Cooper with Max Flory and Brodie Scapens following.

Event 24  Men Platform Diving
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         Meet: @ 523.90  2/26/2010 Nick McCrory, Duke
          ACC: ! 548.90  3/26/2011 Nick McCrory, Duke
  Pool Record: & 515.20  2/23/2013 Nick McCrory, DUKE
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
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                          === Finals ===                          
 
  1 Dinsmore, David  SR Miami              404.65     510.35        
  2 Cooper, Zachary  JR Miami              356.40     434.65        
  3 Flory, Max       FR Miami              368.10     429.15        
  4 Scapens, Brodie     Miami              327.15     387.10        
  5 Creedon, Walker  SO UVA                311.55     347.10        
  6 Brady, James     SR NC State           303.90     344.90        
  7 Hernandez, Nath  SR Duke               376.60     302.90        
  8 Gur, Kivanc         Louisville         287.25     298.15

400 medley relay

What started as a dour morning was burnished into a successful night session by NC State. The medley relay entered as a distant second seed to UVA by triumphed in finals by nearly a second, the team of Berkoff, Hansson, Alons and Ky-Lee Perry setting a meet record of 3:27.22. They did it with a stellar front half (the 100 back and breast champs Berkoff and Hansson) to withstand the 46.82 laid down by UVA’s Hill on the end. The Cavaliers’ foursome of Gmelich, Wenger, Douglass and Hill finished in 3:28.17, and third-place Louisville (3:31.11) also attained an A cut.

Event 14  Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
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         Meet: @ 3:27.22  2/21/2020 North Carolina State Universit, NC State-NC
                          K Berkoff, S Hansson, K Alons, K Perry
          ACC: ! 3:26.42  3/20/2015 University of Virginia, Virgi
                          C Bartholomew, L Simon, E Williamson, E. Thomas
     American: * 3:25.09  3/15/2018 Stanford, Stanford
                          Howe, Williams, Hu, Manuel
         NCAA: $ 3:25.09  3/15/2018 Stanford, Stanford
                          A Howe, K. Williams, J. Hu, S. Manuel
    U.S. Open: # 3:25.09  3/15/2018 Stanford, Stanf
                          A Howe, K Williams, J Hu, S Manuel
  Pool Record: & 3:26.41  3/19/2015 Stanford
                          A Howe, M Olsen, J Hu, S Manuel
                 3:31.66  A
                 3:33.78  B
    School                           Seed     Finals              
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  1 NC State                      3:30.94    3:27.22@A      
     1) Berkoff, Katharine FR         2) Hansson, Sophie SO           
     3) Alons, Kylee SO               4) Perry, Ky-lee SR             
                 24.61        51.32 (51.32)
        1:18.11 (26.79)     1:49.25 (57.93)
        2:12.40 (23.15)     2:39.59 (50.34)
        3:01.65 (22.06)     3:27.22 (47.63)
  2 UVA                           3:27.58    3:28.17 A      
     1) Gmelich, Caroline JR          2) Wenger, Alexis SO            
     3) Douglass, Katherine FR        4) Hill, Morgan SR              
                 25.44        52.19 (52.19)
        1:19.49 (27.30)     1:51.06 (58.87)
        2:14.28 (23.22)     2:41.35 (50.29)
        3:03.59 (22.24)     3:28.17 (46.82)
  3 Louisville                    3:33.91    3:31.11 A      
     1) Schoof, Ashlyn JR             2) Wheeler, Kaylee SO           
     3) Oglesby, Grace SR             4) Fanz, Casey SR               
                 25.54        53.41 (53.41)
        1:20.48 (27.07)     1:52.34 (58.93)
        2:15.89 (23.55)     2:43.44 (51.10)
        3:06.04 (22.60)     3:31.11 (47.67)
  4 UNC                           3:31.36    3:32.42 B      
     1) Lindner, Sophie SO            2) Hauder, Caroline JR          
     3) Vannote, Elizabeth FR         4) Countie, Grace SO            
                 25.26        52.34 (52.34)
        1:19.63 (27.29)     1:51.25 (58.91)
        2:15.97 (24.72)     2:44.09 (52.84)
        3:06.86 (22.77)     3:32.42 (48.33)
  5 Florida St                    3:33.08    3:33.11 B      
     1) Terebo, Emma JR               2) Kucheran, Nina SO            
     3) Fernandes, Aryanna SO         4) Alnek, Kertu SO              
                                1:52.65 ( )
        2:16.80 (24.15)     2:45.25 (52.60)
        3:07.91 (22.66)     3:33.11 (47.86)
  6 ND                            3:34.94    3:33.74 B      
     1) Quast, Carly JR               2) Gillilan, Coleen FR          
     3) Grunhard, Cailey JR           4) Dolan, Abigail SR            
                 25.42        52.79 (52.79)
        1:20.46 (27.67)   1:53.06 (1:00.27)
        2:16.55 (23.49)     2:45.35 (52.29)
        3:08.17 (22.82)     3:33.74 (48.39)

Team scoring

Virginia widened its edge, but NC State limited the damage with a stellar night session. UVA is ahead with 1,001.5 points. The Wolfpack are well back with 888 with Louisville (745.5) in third and six events remaining Saturday.

Women – Team Rankings – Through Event 24

  1. Virginia, 1001.5
  2. North Carolina State University 888
  3. Louisville 745.5
  4. North Carolina 567
  5. Notre Dame 531
  6. Duke University 462.5
  7. Florida State University 417
  8. VA Tech 297
  9. Georgia Tech 261.5
  10. University of Miami (Florida) 231
  11. Pittsburgh, University 224
  12. Boston College 134