INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Senior Noah Nichols (Midlothian, Va.) highlighted the third day of competition at the 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships for Virginia. Nichols placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke to earn first-team All-America honors.

Nichols’ finish was the best by a Cavalier in the event at the NCAA Championships since Ed Moses won the 100 breast during the 2000 competition.

During the morning prelims, Nichols turned in a time of 50.97 to place third in his heat and fifth overall. He bettered that time with a performance of 50.93 in the finals to collect fourth-place honors. The ACC Champion in the event in both 2023 and 2024, his previous best NCAA finish in the event was 14th place in 2021. He finished 17th in 2023.

In the final event of the day, the Cavaliers’ 400 medley relay team broke the school record to finish 10th overall. Matt Brownstead, Noah Nichols, Tim Connery and Connor Boyle bettered their season-best time by swimming 3:03.17 to establish the new school mark. Brownstead’s leadoff split of 45.05 also rewrote the UVA record for the 100 backstroke.

The meet wraps up Saturday with prelims (10 a.m.) and finals (6 p.m.)

Saturday’s prelims and finals are streamed live on ESPN+. Links for the live streams and live results each day will be available on Live results are also available on and the MeetMobile app.