MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Virginia men’s swimming & diving team closed out night three at the 2023 NCAA Championships with a 10-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay.

Junior Matt Brownstead, junior Noah Nichols, sophomore Tim Connery and sophomore Jack Aikins, respectively, clocked a time of 3:03.50, the second fastest time in school history in the event.

The Cavaliers are currently 12th in the standings with 67 points heading into the final night of competition. California (315), Arizona State (303) and Texas (292) are the top three.


  • Nichols just missed qualifying for the finals of the 100-yard breaststroke. Nichols placed 17th, serving as the first alternate, with a time of 51.67. Nichols swam a 50.75 split in the 400-yard medley relay.
  • Connery was 25th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 45.60 and swam a 45.33 split in the 400-yard medley relay.
  • Senior Josh Fong was 35th in the 100-yard butterfly with a personal-best time of 46.32.
  • Brownstead finished 21st in the 100-yard backstroke, clocking in with a time of 45.67. Brownstead later swam a 45.64 to lead off the 400-yard medley relay.
  • Aikins finished 32nd in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 46.21.
  • Senior August Lamb was 44th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 53.25.

Saturday’s events will include the 1650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, platform diving and 400-yard freestyle relay.