KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Virginia men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams combined for five wins on Thursday night at the 2023 Tennessee Invite.
UVA’s women lead the meet with 713.5 points after posting four wins. They also swept the top three spots in two events. The Cavalier men are second with 556 points, behind Tennessee’s 826 points.
- Junior Gretchen Walsh, graduate student Jasmine Nocentini, senior Alex Walsh and sophomore Aimee Canny, respectively, opened night two with a win in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:33.69.
- Freshman Maggie Schalow earned her first win of the meet, taking the 100-yard fly with a time of 52.31. Senior Abby Harter placed third with a time of 52.90 and sophomore Carly Novelline was sixth (52.98).
- Senior Ella Nelson led a trio of Cavaliers in the 400-yard IM. Nelson won with a NCAA A time of 4:03.61, junior Ella Bathurst was second in 4:10.46 and senior Sophia Wilson finished third in 4:13.81.
- In the 200-yard free, Virginia took the top six spots in the A Final. G. Walsh blasted a UVA and meet record time of 1:41.32 to win. Canny was second (1:42.93), A. Walsh third (1:43.43), freshman Cavan Gormsen fourth (1:45.07), sophomore Sophia Knapp was fifth (1:45.45) and senior Reilly Tiltmann was sixth (1:46.21).
- Sophomore Emma Weber placed second in the 100-yard breast, swimming a 59.02. Sophomore Zoe Skirboll was seventh in 1:00.17.
- Tiltmann completed her double, finishing second in the 100-yard back with a time of 52.34. Sophomore Izzy Bradley was sixth (52.84) and freshman Tess Howley was seventh (53.15).
- Junior Lizzy Kaye finished eighth on the platform with a score of 2227.05 and senior Maddy Grosz (218.30) finished 12th.
- Senior Noah Nichols highlighted the night for UVA’s men, winning the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 51.67. Junior Max Iida was fifth in 53.79.
- Senior Matt Brownstead, Nichols, junior Tim Connery and graduate student August Lamb, respectively, finished second in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:23.96.
- Sophomore Will Thompson clocked a NCAA B time of 46.75 to finish second in the 100-yard back. Brownstead placed third with a time of 47.07 and freshman Jack Berube was fifth in 48.36.
- Junior Nicholas Sanders advanced to the finals of the 3-meter to finish 11th overall with a 292.05.
- Sophomore Kamal Muhammad swam an NCAA B time of 46.85 to finish fifth in the 100-yard fly.
- Junior Matt Sytczen finished fourth in the 400-yard IM, swimming a NCAA B time of 3:46.66. Junior Colin Bitz also recorded a NCAA B time in the A Final, placing sixth in 3:47.83.
- Sophomore Sebastien Sergile grabbed a podium finish, placing third in the 200-yard free (1:34.14).
Virginia closes out the Tennessee Invite on Friday with prelims at 9:30 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.