CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming teams completed the 2021 Cavalier Invitational with three wins on Sunday afternoon at the Aquatic & Fitness Center.
UVA won 14 events during the weekend and that was highlighted by numerous personal-best times.
“Great weekend of racing which was used for most of our team as a tune up for the upcoming championship season,” head coach Todd DeSorbo said. “We had a handful of athletes set to peak this weekend and they performed well. Great competition from Pitt, GW, and JMU. Was excited to watch a handful of our athletes finally get some rest after a long season of hard work and see that all pay off. Highlights of the weekend included Jack Moore with a huge lifetime best in his 200 IM, Connor Killion with a big drop in the 200 backstroke, Katie Cronin’s lifetime best in the 100 backstroke, Tanner Hering with a 10 second drop in the 1,650, and Nico Ferrara’s last swim as a collegiate athlete winning the 100 free tonight with a huge personal best. Happy for these athletes and excited for the team headed into the ACC Championships the next few weeks.”
Sophomore Katie Cronin (Gainesville, Fla.) won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 51.54 and junior Carter Bristow (Richmond, Va.) was fourth in 52.62 in the lone event for the UVA women. The win was the second of the meet for Cronin.
Freshman Tanner Hering (Greensboro, N.C.) won the 1,650-yard free in a season-best time of 15:26.73.
Junior Connor Killion (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) finished second in the 200-yard backstroke, clocking in with a time of 1:46.52. He swam a season-best time of 1:44.82 in the prelims.
In the 100-yard free, junior Nico Ferrara (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) took the win in 44.39 and sophomore Henry Schutte (Grand Rapids, Mich.) was second with a time of 44.65. Both bettered their times from the prelims.
Freshman Jack Moore (Ashburn, Va.) finished second in the 200-yard butterfly, clocking in at 1:48.74 to improve on his time from prelims.
The Virginia women will compete in the 2021 ACC Championships that run Feb. 17-Feb. 20 and then UVA men will swim in the 2021 ACC Championships Feb. 24-27. Both will be held in Greensboro, N.C.