CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will return to action this weekend, competing in a pair of competitions. The swim team will travel to the Tennessee Swimming and Diving Invitational (Nov. 21-23) at the Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn., while the Cavalier diving team competes at the Georgia Tech Invite (Nov. 22-24) at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta.
Both Cavalier programs rank in the top 20 as the UVA women enter the weekend ranked No. 4 nationally, while the men hold a No. 18 ranking.
Tennessee Swimming and Diving Invitational
Date: Thursday, Nov. 21 – Saturday, Nov. 23
Location: Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.
• Prelims – 10 a.m.
• Finals – 6 p.m.
Georgia Tech Invite
Date: Friday, Nov. 22 – Sunday, Nov. 24
Location: McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta
• Friday, November 22
11:30 a.m. Men’s 3 meter Preliminary
45 minutes after 3m Women’s 1-meter Preliminary
15 minutes after prelim Women’s 1-meter Final (Top Ten (10) from Preliminary)
6:30 p.m. Men’s 3-meter Final (Top Ten (10) from Preliminary)
• Saturday, November 23
11:30 a.m. Women’s 3-meter Preliminary
45 minutes after 3m Men’s 1-meter Preliminary
15 minutes after prelim Men’s 1-meter Final (Top Ten (10) from Preliminary)
6:30 p.m. Women’s 3-meter Final (Top Ten (10) from Preliminary)
• Sunday, November 24
11 a.m. Men’s Platform
1 hour after Women Women’s Platform
How to Follow
Live results for the Tennessee Swimming and Diving Invitational are available through Meet Mobile, while results from the Georgia Tech Invite are available on DiveMeets.com and will be linked on VirginiaSports.com. Updates throughout both competitions are available on the team’s official Twitter account (@uvaswimdive).
Return to Competition
• After a month away from competition, Virginia returns to action this weekend for a pair of competitions. The swimmers will travel to Tennessee Swimming and Diving Invitational and the divers will head to the Georgia Tech Invite.
• The weekend meets are the last for the Cavaliers before the team sends members of the program to the U.S. Winter Nationals (Dec. 5-7).
The Cavalier Swimmers
• It’s the fourth meet of the year for the Cavalier swimmers.
• The men’s team will compete against ranked opponents No. 4 Indiana, No. 8 Tennessee and No. 12 Georgia.
• The women’s meet will feature No. 2 Tennessee, No. 8 Georgia and No. 16 Indiana.
• Carson-Newman will also compete in the men’s and women’s competition.
• Virginia has 24 times that rank in the top 10 of an event.
• Senior Joe Clark (Worcester Park, Great Britain), junior Paige Madden (Mobile, Ala.), sophomore Casey Storch (Great Falls, Va.), and freshmen Kate Douglass (Pelham, N.Y.) and Jack Walker (Charlotte, N.C.) pace the NCAA in an event.
• Douglass leads the Cavaliers, holding the top NCAA time in three events. She leads the NCAA in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.55, 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:07.92 and the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:55.15.
• Madden leads the nation in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle. She swam a time of 1:45.51 in the 200-yard freestyle and a time of 4:38.67 in the 500-yard freestyle.
• Clark holds the top time nationally in the 100-yard backstroke. He recorded a time of 46.51 in the team’s season opener.
• Storch holds the top time in the 400-yard individual medley, swimming a time of 3:48.36.
• In his collegiate debut, Walker captured a time of 4:18.46 in the 500-yard freestyle. He leads the nation by over a second.
• Seven of Virginia’s eight NCAA leading swims occurred at the Trojan Invite. Douglass captured the top time nationally in the 200-yard breaststroke in UVA’s home meet against Wisconsin.
The UVA Divers
• The Cavalier divers will compete in their third competition this season, after competing against Tennessee and Wisconsin in dual meets.
• Senior Sydney Dusel (Naperville, Ill.) finished first in three of four events this season. She swept the 1m and 3m boards against Wisconsin, in addition to finishing first on the 1m against Tennessee. She holds a season high of 298.05 on the 1m and 331.43 on the 3m, capturing both scores against the Badgers.
• Senior Bryce Shelton (Vienna, Va.) leads the men’s team. He scored 316.80 on the 1m board against Wisconsin to win the event and 374.18 on the 3m board to top Tennessee.