McLean, Perdue Tabbed ACC Performers of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia swimmers Matt McLean and Lauren Perdue have each been tabbed the Atlantic Coast Conference Performers of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
McLean clocked three NCAA ‘B’ times in leading the Virginia men at the Georgia Invitational. He won two individual titles and anchored the first-place 800 freestyle relay team at the prestigious event. The Sterling, Va., native won the 500 freestyle on Friday in 4:17.44 and the 200 freestyle on Saturday in 1:34.90; his time in the 500 free currently ranks first in the league. McLean also added a fifth-place performance in the 200 butterfly, led off the 400 freestyle relay team that placed second and anchored the 400 medley relay team that finished fifth.
Perdue surpassed program-best marks she had previously set in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the Georgia Invitational. The Greenville, N.C., native recorded a time of 22.16 in the 50 free on Friday, breaking her previous record of 22.26. On Saturday, she collected first-place honors in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:44.12. Then on Sunday, Perdue broke another school record with a time of 48.16 in the 100 freestyle, besting the previous mark she had set of 48.61. All three of her times currently lead the conference and met NCAA ‘B’ standards. Perdue also swam on the third-place 800 free relay team, led-off the third-place 400 free relay team and anchored both the 200 and 400 medley relay teams, all of which earned ‘B’ cuts.
Virginia is back in action Jan. 8 at Tennessee.