CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept Texas as the men won 99-89 and the women won 113-71 on Friday night in front of a packed house of 1,223 at the Aquatic & Fitness Center.
The men’s event came down to the final race as the teams were tied 89-89 entering the 200-yard freestyle relay. With 10 points up for grabs, junior Connor Boyle dove in first for the Cavaliers and gave UVA the lead with a 20.10 split. Senior Tim Connery out-split Texas’ second leg, handing off the lead to sophomore Sebastien Sergile and freshman Simon Lins anchored the relay to a 1:20.39 win to top Texas’ 1:20.75.
Virginia’s women were tied with Texas at the first break, but the Cavaliers won four of the last five events to secure the win. Junior Gretchen Walsh won two super finals and set an American Record in the 50-yard backstroke.
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- Virginia won eight events in the Super Finals matchup with Texas.
- UVA’s relay team of G. Walsh, graduate student Jasmine Nocentini, senior Alex Walsh and senior Maxine Parker, respectively, started the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:34.32 over Texas’ 1:35.63.
- Sophomore Aimee Canny and freshman Tess Howley went two-three in the 200-yard freestyle.
- In the women’s 100-yard breaststroke super final, Nocentini won by .6 seconds. She topped Texas’s Anna Elendt (58.78) with a time of 58.19.
- The Cavaliers won all three of the women’s super finals in the 50-yard freestyle. Nocentini took the first heat with a time of 21.98. Maxine Parker closed her second half strong to win in 22.21 and G. Walsh cruised to a pool record time of 20.95 to win the top heat.
- Freshman Cavan Gormsen battled to the end with Texas’ Erin Gemmell. Gormsen finished second in 4:42.90 and fellow freshman Lainey Mullins was third in 4:49.29.
- A. Walsh won the 100-yard IM super final with a time of 53.21. Sophomore Zoe Skirboll won the consolation heat with a time of 55.07.
- G. Walsh crushed the UVA pool record and had fastest time in the NCAA this season to win the 100-yard butterfly in 49.11. Howley took the consolation final in 53.05.
- UVA’s Nocentini, Canny, A. Walsh and G. Walsh, respectively, capped off the night with a win in the 200-yard free relay with a time of 1:26.85.
- The UVA relay group of senior Will Cole, senior Noah Nichols, Connery and Boyle, respectively, won the men’s 200-yard medley relay.
- Sophomore Sebastien Sergile finished second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:36.02.
- Senior Will Cole was just out-touched in the 100-yard backstroke by Texas’ Will Modglin in the super final. Cole clocked in with a time of 47.65.
- Nichols won the 100-yard breaststroke super final by over a second (52.39), topping Texas’ Nate Germonprez (53.67).
- UVA took two of the three 50-yard freestyle super finals. Jack Madoch (20.25) won over Camden Taylor (20.54) and Connor Boyle (19.97) won over Will Modglin (20.22).
- Sophomore Kamal Muhammad crushed the 100-yard fly super final with a time of 47.43. Sergile (48.13) and freshman Hayden Bellotti (48.19) clocked to next two fastest times of the event.
- Junior Tanner Hering finished second in the 500-yard free with a time of 4:28.01.
- Junior Lizzy Kaye led UVA’s women with a third-place finish on the 1-meter, scoring a 305.03.
- Senior Oliver Mills was the top finisher on the men’s side, placing fifth with a 351.00.
Virginia will close out the two-day meet with Texas on Sunday. Diving begins at 9 a.m. and swimming at 11 a.m. at the AFC.