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ATLANTA, Ga. The Virginia women’s swimming and diving team enters Saturday’s final day of competition at the ACC Championships at Georgia Tech with a commanding lead. Following Friday’s finals, the Cavaliers topped the 11-team with 546 points. Defending ACC Champion North Carolina was in second place with 378 points and Florida State stood third at 359.5. Virginia is looking to win its sixth overall ACC title and first since the 2004 season.

Last year Virginia finished third at the ACC Championships behind North Carolina and Florida State. Entering Saturday’s final day of competition, the Cavaliers have already surpassed their point total (475) from last season’s meet.

Virginia got off to a fast start during Friday’s finals by taking the top three spots in the 400-yard individual medley. Freshman Claire Crippen set an ACC meet record by finishing first at 4:11.50, which was also an NCAA qualifying A-standard. Fellow first-year Liz Shaw was second at 4:11.85, also bettering the NCAA A-standard. Katya Bachrouche completed the sweep by finishing third with a time of 4:17.96. UVa freshman Amanda Faulkner was fourth at 4:22.37. Both Bachrouche and Faulkner’s times met the NCAA B-standard.

The Cavaliers wrapped up the evening’s final event with another victory, taking first in the 400-yard medley relay. Mei Christensen, Ellie Freeman, Shaw and Jess Lewis combined for a time of 3:38.27 to set a meet and facility record. Their time met the NCAA B-standard.

The Cavalier had several other outstanding performances. Christensen was second in the 100-yard backstroke at 54.32, eclipsing the NCAA A-standard. Lewis was third in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:47.76 to meet the NCAA B-standard. In the same event Jenna Harris was fourth at 1:47.91, Megan Evo was seventh at 1:49.09 and Kristen Moores was eighth at 1:50.15. All three met the NCAA B-standard.

In the 100-yard butterfly, Kriste Wallace placed seventh (54.87) to meet the NCAA B-standard. In the 100-yard breaststroke Ellie Freeman was fourth at 1:02.69 and Katherine McDonnell was fifth at 1:02.89. In the 100-yard backstroke, Faulkner was fifth at 56.05.

The meet wraps up Saturday with finals scheduled for the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free and the platform diving finals. Preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m. with the finals at 7 p.m. Live footage of the finals can be viewed at

Team Standings
1. Virginia 546
2. North Carolina 378
3. Florida State 359.5
4. Virginia Tech 247
5. Clemson 238
6. Duke 191
7. Georgia Tech 181
8. Maryland 156.6
9. NC State 149
10. Miami 148
11. Boston College 40

Friday’s Final Results

400-Yard Individual Medley
1. Claire Crippen, Virginia (*+4:11.50)
2. Liz Shaw, Virginia (+4:11.85)
3. Katya Bachrouche, Virginia (^4:17.96)
Other UVa Finishers:
5. Amanda Faulkner (4:22.37)
8. Jen Narum (4:25.48)

100-Yard Butterfly
1. Lauren Sparg, Florida State (+53.50)
2. Stephanie Glover, Virginia (^54.55)
3. Sara Smith, Virginia Tech (^54.67)
Other UVa Finishers:
7. Kristen Wallace (^54.87)

200-Yard Freestyle
1. Mich Parkhurst, Clemson (+1:46.49)
2. Agatha Kwasnik, Georgia Tech (^1:47.40)
3. Jessica Lewis, Virginia (^1:47.76)
Other UVa Finishers:
4. Jenna Harris (^1:47.91)
7. Megan Evo (^1:49.09)
8. Kristen Moores (^1:50.15)

100-Yard Breaststroke
1. Jessica Botzum, Virginia Tech (+1:00.98)
2. Lowri Tynan, Florida State (^1:02.25)
3. Geo Holderness, Florida State (^1:02.43)
Other UVa Finishers:
4. Ellie Freeman (^1:02.69)
5. Katherine McDonnell (^1:02.89)

100-Yard Backstroke
1. Mich Parkhurst, Clemson (+53.58)
2. Mei Christensen, Virginia (+54.32)
3. Megan Steeves, North Carolina (^54.69)
Other UVa Finishers
5. Amanda Faulkner (56.05)

3-Meter Diving
1. Brittany Viola, Maryland (340.55)
2. Julie Brummond, Duke (331.35)
3. Stepha England, Georgia Tech (300.05)

400-Yard Medley Relay
1. Virginia (^*#3:38.27) Mei Christensen, Ellie Freeman, Liz Shaw, Jessica Lewis
2. Virginia Tech (^3:40.74) Jordan McHorney, Jessica Botzum, Megan Newell, Sara Smith
3. North Carolina (^3:41.50) Megan Steeves, Alison Clemens, Lindsey Marck, Kelsey Morrissy

Thursday’s Final Results

500-yard Freestyle

1. Whitney Sprague, North Carolina (+4:42.80) 

2. Ashley Twichell, Duke (+4:45.18) 

3. Katura Harvey, North Carolina (^4:45.90)

200-yard Individual Medley

1. Liz Shaw, Virginia (*+1:58.63) 

2. Claire Crippen, Virginia (+1:59.94) 

3. Megan Evo, Virginia (^2:00.40)

50-yard Freestyle

1. Sara Smith, Virginia Tech (+22.52) 

2. Rachel Regone, Clemson (+22.54) 

3. Rebecca Kane, North Carolina (^22.77)

One-meter Diving

1. Brittany Viola, Miami (324.65 points) 

2. Hannah Krimm, Georgia Tech (280.00 points) 

3. Dani Kazilionis, Clemson (269.00 points)

200-yard Freestyle Relay

1. Clemson (*#+1:30.60 Rachel Regone, Lauren Sindall, Alex Allen, Michelle Parkhurst) 

2. Virginia (+1:31.00 Hannah Davis, Jess Lewis, Stephanie Glover, Kristen Wallace) 

3. North Carolina (^1:31.34 Kelsey Morrissy, Rebecca Kane, Eliza Butts, Megan Steeves)

Wednesday’s Final Results

200-yard Medley Relay

1. Virginia Tech (*1:40.17 Jordan McHorney, Jessica Botzum, Megan Newell, Sara Smith) 

2. Virginia (1:40.19 Mei Christensen, Katherine McDonnell, Stephanie Glover, Hannah Davis) 

3. Florida State (1:40.99 C.J. Hendry, Lowri Tynan, Lauren Sparg, Abbie King)

800-yard Freestyle Relay

1. Virginia (#7:09.12 Stephanie Glover, Jess Lewis, Jenna Harris, Megan Evo) 

2. Florida State (7:13.85 Jocelyn Phillips, Georgia Holderness, Holly Mills, Lowri Tynan) 

3. North Carolina (7:14.87 Kelsey Morrissy, Eliza Butts, Ashley Howard, Whitney Sprague)

+Denotes NCAA “A” mark

^Denotes NCAA “B” mark

* Denotes conference and meet record 

# Denotes Georgia Tech Aquatic Center record

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