INDIANAPOLIS – Virginia saw seven swimmers in action on night four of the US Phillips 66 Nationals at Indiana University Natatorium on Friday.
Senior Noah Nichols highlighted the night by breaking a UVA record held by Ed Moses since 2003. Nichols just missed qualifying for the World Championships with a third-place finish in a time of 59.40, nearly a second ahead of the previous record, in the 100-meter breaststroke. It is the second third-place finish of the meet for Nichols.
Sophomore Emma Weber continued her strong week with her best finish at the Nationals, placing fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke. Weber swam a personal-best time of 1:07.39 in the event.
Junior Jack Aikins notched his third top-eight finish, placing eighth in the 100-meter backstroke. Aikins finished with a time of 54.00.
Junior Reilly Tiltmann made the B Final of the women’s 100-meter backstroke, finishing 15th overall with a personal-best time of 1:00.58. Sophomore Zoe Skirboll competed in the 100-meter breaststroke B Final and placed 15th with a time of 1:09.62.
UVA alums Leah Smith and Paige Madden both made the A Final of the women’s 400-meter freestyle. Smith podiumed with a third-place finish in a time of 4:03.85. Madden was fourth in a time of 4:06.78.
- Sophomore Sophia Knapp finished 39th in the women’s 400-meter freestyle (4:17.68).
- Senior Anna Keating qualified for the women’s 100-meter breaststroke C Final with a time of 1:10.04 but scratched from the finals.