GREENSBORO, N.C. – UVA alumna Kate Douglass won gold in two events while Alex Walsh picked up a silver medal on the second night of the Toyota U.S. Open on Thursday night (Nov. 30) at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Cavan Gormsen opened the night with a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:12.16.
In the 200-meter IM, Douglass earned her first gold medal of the night after a 2:08.46 performance. Alex Walsh swam to a second-place finish in the event, narrowly finishing behind Douglass with a time of 2:08.96. Aimee Canny finished ninth overall in the event with a time of 2:12.91
Douglass rounded out the night with another first-place finish, this time in the 50-meter freestyle with a 24.38 finish. She set a pool and meet record, beating out Simone Manuel’s pool record set in 2019 and meet record set in 2018.
Gretchen Walsh finished fourth overall in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 24.42, while fellow Cavaliers Claire Curzan came in eighth place with a time of 24.92 and Maxine Parker finished 13th with a time of 25.23.
All of Virginia’s swimmers hit the Olympic Trials standard in their respective events.
Friday’s events will include the men’s and women’s 400-meter IM, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke and the 100-meter backstroke. Prelims will start at 9 a.m. and finals are set to begin at 6 p.m.