KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Senior Kate Douglass bettered her own American record in the 200-yard breaststroke to lead five wins for the Virginia men’s and women’s swim and dive teams on the final night of the Tennessee Invitational.
The UVA women finished the weekend 3-0 with victories over Tennessee (242-145), Michigan (244-142) and North Carolina (235-149). Virginia’s men finished the tournament 2-1, beating Michigan (192.5-183.5) and North Carolina (208-168) and losing to Tennessee (122-265).
Freshman Sophia Knapp started last night with her first collegiate win, taking first place in the 1650-yard freestyle. Douglass earned her second win of the weekend with her 200-yard breaststroke title and sophomore Gretchen Walsh won her third event with the 100-yard freestyle title. Junior Abby Harter won the 200 yard butterfly and the Cavalier women won the 400 yard freestyle relay to round out the evening.
RESULTS OF WOMEN
- The 1650 Free narrowly won with a time of 16:12.11, a time that qualified for last season’s NCAA championships and is the third fastest time in the country competing this weekend. Senior Maddie Donohoe was fourth with a time of 16:21.18.
- G. Walsh improved her season best with a 46.89, won the 100-yard freestyle, and posted another NCAA “A” time. Junior Maxine Parker placed third with a time of 48.33, giving UVA two hoots on the podium. Senior Lexi Cuomo added a sixth place finish in 49.02.
- The Cavaliers had four to the top of the 200-yard breaststroke. Behind Douglass’ record time, junior Alex Walsh was second with an NCAA “A” time of 2:03.93, senior Ella Nelson was fourth (2:07.06) and junior Anna Keating was fourth (2:08.01) .
- Harter won her first event of the weekend, winning the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:54.45. Junior Sam Baron was fifth (1:59.72) and Senior Caroilne Kulp was sixth (2:00.60).
- Sophomore Ella Bathurst finished third in the 200-yard backstroke with an NCAA “B” time of 1:54.40.
- The UVA relay of Douglass, G. Walsh, A. Walsh and Parker won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:11.18.
- Sophomore Jack Aikins took the podium with a second place finish in the 200-yard backstroke. Aikins finished with an NCAA “B” time of 1:42.37. Junior Will Cole was sixth with a time of 1:45.14.
- Juniors Matt King and Matt Brownstead placed third and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle. King fell under 42 seconds and finished in 41.93. Brownstead came in with 42.63.
- Junior Noah Nichols placed second and sophomore Max Iida placed third in the 200-yard breaststroke. Both posted NCAA “B” times as Nichols finished in 1:53.57 and Iida in 1:53.81.
- Senior Josh Fong, freshman Sebastien Sergile and freshman Kamal Muhammad took fifth, sixth and eighth place in the 200-yard butterfly.
- Sophomore Peter Thompson finished eighth in the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 15:22.79.
- UVA’s men finished the meet with a second-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Aikins, Brownstead, Tim Connery and sophomore King finished with an NCAA “A” time of 2:49.88.
- Sophomore Lizzy Kaye finished eighth on the platform with a score of 224.10. Kaye has placed in the top 8 in all three diving competitions.
- Sophomore Nicholas Sanders had the ninth-best score in UVA history with a 267.70 and finished eighth on the platform.
Virginia will return for two meetings in January when it hosts Virginia Tech on Jan. 14.