Virginia Wins 800 Free Relay in Record-Setting Fashion
ATLANTA, Ga.- The Cavalier women’s swimming and diving team had a strong showing on the first day of the ACC Championships, winning the 800-yard freestyle relay in record-setting fashion, breaking both the conference and meet record. After day one, which consisted of just two events, the Cavaliers stand in first place with 74 points, followed closely by Florida State (66) and North Carolina (62). The event is being held at the Aquatic Center on th campus of Georgia Tech.
The team of Stephanie Glover, Jessica Lewis, Jenna Harris, and Megan Evo, who comprised Virginia’s honorable mention All-America relay team at the 2007 NCAA Championships, emerged victorious in the 800 freestyle relay with an NCAA A’ time of 7:09.12. That time also shattered both the conference and ACC meet records, which was previously set in 2005 by Maryland.
Mei Christensen, Katherine McDonnell, Glover, and Hannah Davis finished second to Virginia Tech in the 200 medley relay, touching at 1:40.19, a NCAA B’ standard. It was just .02 seconds away from the Hokies’ first-place finish.
The meet continues Thursday with six finals events: the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, women’s one-meter diving, men’s three-meter diving and 200 free relay. Preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m. with the finals at 7 p.m. Live footage of the finals can be viewed at www.accselect.com.