The University of Louisville women moved into second place at the 2018 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships on the strength of a gold, three silvers and a bronze in the second full day of competition Thursday evening at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C./]
The Cardinals (414.5) are in second place trailing only Virginia (442.5) after two days. NC State is third (373), followed by UNC (331), Notre Dame (283), Duke (274.5 Virginia Tech (235), (Pitt 191), FSU (186.5), Miami (143), Georgia Tech (134) and Boston College (60).
Mallory Comerford won gold in the 500 freestyle with an A-cut time of 4:36.09 for her 2nd fastest time ever to win by more than a second. She held off her hard-charging teammate Sophie Cattermole at the end of the race. Cattermole improved her previous best of 4:39.85, going 4:37.48 putting up the 8th fastest time in the nation. Cardinal Maggie Jahns finished 7th in the C-Final with a 4:51.35 and teammate Emily Moser finished 8th with a 4:54.83.
Duke’s Leah Goldman won the 200-IM by just .07 in a thrilling finish, holding off UofL’s Rachael Bradford Feldman, who won silver with a time of 1:55.74. Grace Oglesby took 7th in the A-final with a time of 1:56.77. Alina Kendzior posted a 1:58.17 in the A-final for 8th place. Mariia Astashkina touches sixth in the B-Final of the 200-IM!
Casey Fanz won bronze in the 50 free with a 22.07. The event was won by Virginia’s Caitlin Cooper’s A-cut time of 21.54. Also in the A-final, Lainey Visscher touched fifth in the 50-free with a 22.20. Louisville’s Avery Braunecker won the B-Final with a 22.33.
In the final event of the evening the 200 free relay team of Lainey Visscher (22.15), Mallory .67. (21.54), Avery Braunecker (21.66) and Casey Fanz (21.57) went 1:26.92 and set a new school record and won silver. The Cards’ time was also under the old meet and ACC record. The Virginia A-relay won gold with a new ACC and meet record and put up the fastest time in the nation with a 1:26.67.
Tomorrow’s prelims begin at 10 a.m. with the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and women’s 3-meter diving on tap.
Nancy Allison Worley
Associate Director, Sports Information
University of Louisville Athletics