ATLANTA – The Virginia men’s swimming & diving team set another school record on the third night of competition at the 2022 NCAA Championships on Friday at McAuley Aquatic Center.
Freshman Jack Aikins, sophomore Noah Nichols, junior Josh Fong and sophomore Matt King, respectively, finished 14th in the 400-yard medley relay with a school-record time of 3:04.39. King swam a huge anchor freestyle leg with a 40.90, the third-fastest of the night, as the Cavaliers won the second heat.
Casey Storch advanced to the Consolation final of the 400-yard individual medley after swimming a personal-best time and the third-fastest time in UVA history in prelims. Storch finished 16th overall to earn honorable mention All-America honors with a time of 3:41.34.
The Cavaliers are 13th heading into the final day of competition. California (320.5), Texas (313), Florida (272), NC State (214) and Indiana (183) make up the top five.
- Fong finished 36th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 46.48.
- Sophomore Matt Brownstead finished 27th in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:33.36 and Connor Boyle was 43rd with a time of 1:34.46.
- Nichols tied for 19th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 52.00. Junior August Lamb was 41st in 53.77.
- Senior Justin Grender finished 34th in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 46.33 and Aikins was 37th in 46.44.
The final night of the men’s NCAA Championships on Saturday features the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, platform diving and the 400 free relay.