CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams had four pool records set on the first day of the Cavalier Invitational on Friday at the Aquatic & Fitness Center. 


  • Junior Alex Walsh dropped nearly three seconds off her season best time in the 200-yard IM in prelims. She then improved that by nearly two seconds to knock off teammate Kate Douglass’s pool record set just weeks ago in the Virginia Tech dual.
  • Sophomore Reilly Tiltmann swam a 100-yard backstroke time trial and set a UVA pool record with her time of 50.90.
  • Freshman Aimee Canny swam the fourth-fastest time for the Cavaliers this season and NCAA “B” standard in the 200 IM with a 1:56.68 in prelims and became the fourth-fastest this season for UVA in the 50-yard freestyle with a 22.47, also an NCAA “B” time.
  • In the 100-yard freestyle time trial, senior Lexi Cuomo and freshman Claire Tuggle both notched season-best times. Cuomo finished with a 48.76 and Tuggle in 48.99.


  • UVA’s 200-yard freestyle relay set a pool record with its time of 1:17.23. Junior Matt Brownstead, sophomore Jack Aikins, sophomore Tim Connery and senior Josh Fong, respectively, combined for the record.
  • Brownstead added a pool record in the 50-yard freestyle with a 19.24 in time trials.
  • Freshman Alex Hotta swam a season-best time for the top finish in the 500-yard freestyle. He finished with a time of 4:29.25, now the fourth-fastest swimmer for UVA in the event this season
  • Junior Jack Moore won the 200-yard IM with a season-best time of 1:47.30 and he is the third-fastest swimmer in the event for the Cavaliers this season.
  • Junior Addie Laurencelle was the top performer in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.14 from prelims and 20.22 in the finals.


Virginia continues competition at the Cavalier Invite on Saturday (Feb. 4) with prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.