ATLANTA – The Virginia men’s swimming & diving team set a UVA record in the 200-yard medley relay to kick off the 2022 NCAA Championships on Wednesday at McAuley Aquatic Center

Sophomore Matt Brownstead, sophomore Noah Nichols, sophomore Matt King and sophomore August Lamb, respectively, finished 11th in the 200-yard medley relay with the fastest time in UVA history. UVA won the first heat with a time of 1:22.97, eclipsing the team’s previous best time this season by two seconds.

Virginia finished 12th in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 6:14.32, marking the third-fastest time in UVA history. The relay group consisted of freshman Jack Aikins, freshman Connor Boyle, senior Justin Grender and junior Jack Wright. The leadoff leg from Aikins of 1:33.63 ranks sixth all-time at UVA.

The Cavaliers are 11th with 22 points after the first night.


Thursday’s events will bring the first individual events with the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 50-yard freestyle and 1-meter diving along with the 200-yard freestyle relay.