GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Virginia men’s swimming & diving team picked up seven All-American honors on the third day of competition at the 2021 NCAA Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Virginia opened the night with a 10th-place finish by Casey Storch (Great Falls, Va.) in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 3:41.79, the fourth-fastest time in UVA history.
Keefer Barnum (Louisville, Ky.) picked up the best finish of the night, placing fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a new UVA record time of 51.27. Noah Nichols (Midlothian, Va.) finished 14th overall with a time of 51.99.
The Cavaliers closed the night with an eighth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Matt Brownstead (Port Matilda, Pa.), Barnum, Max Edwards (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and August Lamb (Charlottesville, Va.), respectively, clocked in with a school-record time of 1:23.26.
Virginia is 10th in the standings with 102 points. Texas (414), California (372), Florida (282), Georgia (198) and Indian (158) are the top five.
Sean Conway (Round Hill, Va.) finished 19th in the 400-yard individual medley in a career-best time of 3:44.29 and the seventh-fastest time in UVA history.
Edwards was 24th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 46.35. Jack Walker (Charlotte, N.C.) finished 36th in the 200-yard freestyle, clocking in at 1:35.42.
Justin Grender (Cincinnati, Ohio) finished 22nd in the 100-yard backstroke in a career-best 46.33 and Will Cole (Prospect, Ky.) was 31st in 46.72.
Virginia concludes competition at the NCAA Championships on Saturday with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. Both sessions will be streamed on ESPN3.