CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming teams won nine events and set more Aquatic & Fitness Center poll records Saturday on Day 2 of the Cavalier Invite.

During the morning’s prelim races, Alex Walsh rewrote the Aquatic & Fitness Center pool record in the Women’s 100 Breaststroke with a time of 57.89. In the evening finals, Jasmine Nocentini matched that mark. Those were the top times by Hoos in the event this season. Walsh did not swim in the finals of the 100 Breaststroke.

In the Men’s 100 Backstroke, Matt Brownstead posted an AFC record with a time of 45.52 to win that event. During a time trial, Alex Walsh rewrote the AFC record in the 200 Backstroke with a person best time of 1:50.18 that ranks third on the UVA all-time performance list.

The meet’s format follows the NCAA Championships prelim/finals schedule and includes all NCAA Championship events. Finals consist of two finals heats, a consolation final (places 9-16) and a championship final (places 1-8).

UVA is one of 11 teams competing along with Duke, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, North Carolina, South Carolina, St. Bonaventure, Army, UNC Wilmington, Richmond and William & Mary.

Finals Highlights

  • Sam Baron took first in the Women’s 100 Fly with a time of 52.54. In the same race, Aimee Crosbie claimed fifth with a personal best time of 54.36.
  • Simon Lins (47.74) and Patrick Gilhool (47.92) went one-and-two in the Men’s 100 Fly while Will Thompson was fourth with a PB of 48.83.
  • Sienna Karp won the Women’s 400 IM with a PB of 4:14.35. Lainey Mullins was second at 4:18.71.
  • Posting a PB of 3:47.85, Matthew Heilman won the Men’s 400 IM for the Hoos.
  • The Cavaliers swept the podium in the Women’s 200 Free with performances by Cavan Gormsen (1:45.28), Kate Morris (1:46.73) and Sophia Knapp (1:47.13).
  • Noah Dyer (1:26.17) and Alex Hotta (1:37.39) took second and third respectively, in the Men’s 200 Free with personal best times. Hotta swam out of the B-Final race.
    • In the Men’s 100 Breaststroke, Noah Nichols (51.83), Jay Gerloff (54.20), and Will Tenpas (54.48) captured the top three spots.
  • Carly Novelline and Izzy Bradley went one-and-two in the Women’s 100 Backstroke. Bradley’s time was a PB.
  • Teddy Cross was the runner-up in the Men’s 100 Back (47.75)
  • Several Cavaliers turned in personal bests in time trials. That included:
    Women’s 50 Free Time Trial: Maxine Parker (21.75)
    Women’s 200 Breaststroke Time Trial: Emma Weber (2:07.08) and Zoe Skirboll (2:10.06)
    Men’s 200 Intermediate Relay Time Trial: Jack Moore (1:46.32)
    Men’s 100 Backstroke Time Trial: Tim Connery (46.25)
    Men’s 100 Freestyle Time Trial: Jack Madoch (43.63) and Sebastien Sergile (43.88)
    Men’s 200 Butterfly Time Trial: Matt Styczen (1:44.30)

Prelim Highlights
In addition to Walsh’s record-setting swim, a number of other Cavaliers posted personal best times during the morning’s prelim races. Those included:

  • Ella Bathurst (54.56) and Aimee Crosbie (54.47) had PB in the Women’s 100 Fly
    • Turning in personal bests in the Men’s 100 Fly were Matt Styczen (48.45), Colin Bitz (49.04) and Will Thompson (49.04)
    • Ella Nelson won the Women’s 200 Freestyle with a PB of 1:44.33
    • Tristen Davin (1:35.96) and Jack Moore (1:37.34) had PBs in the Men’s 200 Freestyle
    • In the Women’s 100 Breaststroke where Walsh set the AFC mark, Nelson recorded another PB (59.04) as did Zoe Skirboll (59.11)
    • Jay Gerloff lowered his PB in the Men’s 100 Breaststroke (53.74)
  • Izzy Bradley had a PB in the Women’s 100 Backstroke
    • Teddy Cross swam 47.58 to set a PB in the Men’s 100 Backstroke

Up Next
Sunday concludes the three-day meet with six finals on the schedule. Races will be held in the 1650 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly and 400 Freestyle Replay. Prelims begin at 10 a.m. and finals are scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Aquatic Fitness Center.