Swimming & Diving: Top-ranked Cavalier women win, No. 11 men fall against Hokies

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The No. 1 Virginia women’s swimming and diving team defeated Virginia Tech 207-91, while the No. 11 Virginia men’s team fell 151-132 to No. 19 Virginia Tech.

UVA’s women won 15 of the 16 events, with senior Jennifer Bell sweeping the diving events for the Cavaliers. The men claimed six events in a tight contest with the Hokies.


  • Bell highlighted the morning with two wins, posting the second-best score in school history on the 1-meter board with a 326.63 and the fourth-best score on the 3-meter with a 334.28.
  • Senior Ella Nelson, junior Alex Walsh and sophomore Gretchen Walsh all picked up two wins for the UVA.
  • Nelson won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.85) and 500-yard freestyle (4:48.21).
  • A. Walsh won the 100-yard butterfly (51.91) and 100-yard freestyle (48.56).
  • G. Walsh swam a pool record to win the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.42) and won the 50-yard freestyle (21.26).
  • Senior Maddie Donohoe won the 1000-yard freestyle in as season-best time of 9:48.87.
  • Freshman Aimee Canny made her UVA debut with a win in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:46.10.
  • Sophomore Reilly Tiltmann took the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.02.
  • Freshman Emma Weber won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:11.69.
  • Douglass added a pool record to close out the individual events with a 1:52.07 to win the 200-yard individual medley.
  • UVA’s 200-yard medley relay group of G. Walsh, A. Walsh, senior Lexi Cuomo and Douglass, respectively, won with a time of 1:35.08.
  • Junior Abby Harter, G. Walsh, Tiltmann and Cuomo, respectively, won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:17.16.


  • Senior Jack Wright won two events to pace UVA. He took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 1:35.72 and won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:25.85.
  • Junior Noah Nichols cruised to a win in the 100-yard breaststroke in 53.10.
  • Senior Josh Fong took first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:45.45.
  • Junior Matt Brownstead and senior August Lamb went 1-2 in the 50-yard freestyle, with Brownstead finishing in 19.99 and Lamb in 20.03.
  • Sophomore Jack Aikins out-touched Virginia Tech’s Nico Garcia to win the 200-yard backstroke in 1:46.14.
  • The relay group of Brownstead, Nichols, Fong and Lamb won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:25.94.


Virginia will compete in a tri-meet with NC State and North Carolina on Friday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 22.