Shaw Leads Virginia on Day Two of ACC Championships
ATLANTA, Ga. The Virginia women’s swimming and diving team continued its exceptional performance Thursday on the second day of the ACC Championships. First-year Liz Shaw broke a conference record, meet record, and school record in the 200 IM, winning first place and touching at 1:58.63. Virginia is first in the team standings after racking up 259 points. North Carolina (241) and Florida State (181.5) are second and third, respectively. The event is being held at the Aquatic Center on the campus of Georgia Tech.
Shaw led Virginia’s 1-2-3-4 finish in the 200 IM, with Claire Crippen (1:59.94), Megan Evo (2:00.40), and Mei Christensen (2:00.54) finishing behind Shaw. Crippen and Shaw’s times automatically qualify them for the NCAA meet, while Evo and Christensen’s times met the NCAA B’ standard.
Virginia had four competitors in the 500 free final, with Jen Narum leading the pack and placing fourth with a time of 4:46.02. She was followed by Jenna Harris (4:46.69), Katya Bachrouche (4:50.24), and Leslie Swinley (4:50.49). All times met the NCAA B’ standard.
Lewis swam a time of 23.26 in the 50 free, placing eighth and surpassing the NCAA B’ mark.
In the 200 free relay, Hannah Davis, Lewis, Stephanie Glover and Kristen Wallace placed second with a time of 1:31.00.
The meet continues Friday with eight finals events: the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, women’s three-meter dive, men’s one-meter dive and 400 medley 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.