Swimming & Diving: Another dominant day for the Cavaliers at the ACC Championships

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The No. 1 Virginia women’s swimming & diving team swept the events with three ACC titles on Thursday at the 2023 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Virginia currently leads the standings with 879 points, ahead of Louisville (665.5) and NC State (611) on the women’s side. UVA’s men are fifth with 428 points, behind NC State’s 898.5, Louisville’s 522.5, Virginia Tech with 504.5 and Notre Dame with 448.5.


  • Senior Ella Nelson won her second ACC title of the meet and her third consecutive championship in the 400-yard individual medley. Nelson finished improved her own meet record and broke the 4-minute mark with a 3:59.33 in the win.
  • Senior Kate Douglass won her second individual ACC Championship and set an American, NCAA and US Open record in the 100-yard butterfly. Douglass finished in 48.84 to just top Maggie McNeil’s previous US Open and NCAA record of 48.89.
  • Junior Alex Walsh capped off the women’s sweep with her UVA record and ACC Championship in the 200-yard freestyle. Walsh won her second 200 free title with a time of 1:41.63.
  • Virginia’s women earned silver in two events, taking the top two spots on the podium in the 100 fly and 200 free. Sophomore Gretchen Walsh finished behind Douglass with a time of 49.34. Freshman Aimee Canny placed second in the 200 free with a career-best 1:42.62.
  • Sophomore Tim Connery set another UVA record with his time of 45.21 in the 100-yard butterfly to finish fifth overall.


  • Sophomore Ella Bathurst finished fifth with a time of 4:11.00 and junior Sophia Wilson was sixth in 4:11.89. Junior Abby Harter placed 13th with a time of 4:13.86.
  • Senior Lexi Cuomo finished seventh in the 100-yard butterfly in 51.51. Freshman Carly Novelline was second in the Consolation final to place 10th overall with a time of 51.92.
  • In the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Reilly Tiltmann was sixth with a time of 1:45.55. Junior Maxine Parker won the Consolation final to finish ninth (1:45.83), freshman Claire Tuggle was 12th (1:46.33) and senior Maddie Donohoe was 13th (1:46.51).


  • Sophomore Colin Bitz finished 11th in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 3:46.79 and fellow sophomore Matt Styczen was 16th in 3:49.76.
  • Senior Josh Fong was 15th in the 100-yard butterfly (46.44) and fellow senior Max Edwards was 22nd (46.54).
  • Senior Jack Wright finished 12th in the 200-yard freestyle with a career-best and the seventh-fastest time in UVA history in 1:33.73. Junior Will Cole was 16th in 1:35.36.
  • Junior Oliver Mills finished 15th on the men’s 3-meter with a score of 327.70 to lead UVA’s divers.


Friday’s events will include the 200 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, women’s platform and 400 medley relay.