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UVA wins fourth straight swimming, diving title



ATHENS, Ga. — Virginia gained the ladies’s swimming and diving championships on Saturday evening on the Jack Bauerle Pool at Gabrielsen Natatorium.

It was the fourth straight title for the top-ranked Cavaliers, who scored 527.5 factors to complete effectively forward of the 441 scored by second-place Texas. Florida completed in third place with 364 factors, adopted by Tennessee (277) and Stanford (250) to spherical out the highest 5.

On the ultimate evening of the competitors, Virginia’s Gretchen Walsh gained her sixth and seventh gold medals on the occasion, taking first within the 100 free with a NCAA report time of 44.83 and later choosing up gold within the 400 free relay.

Virginia gained seven particular person occasions and 4 of 5 relays. It marked the third consecutive yr the Cavaliers gained 11 titles on the championship.

Alex Walsh took first place within the 200 breaststroke with a private greatest 2:02.07, the fourth quickest time. It was her third particular person title after choosing up the gold within the 200 IM and 400 IM races earlier within the week.

Virginia additionally gained its fourth relay of the championship and its third straight NCAA 400 free relay title with a time of three:05.89, simply shy of its report mark of three:05.84.

Emma Sticklen gained her second consecutive 200-yard butterfly title for Texas, which claimed nationwide runner-up honors for the third consecutive yr and positioned among the many prime three for the fourth straight yr. It’s the longest stretch of success for Texas since 1992-95. The three straight top-two finishes are its greatest since 1990-92.

Bella Sims gained the 200 freestyle for her second nationwide title for Florida. Sims tied her season better of 1:40.90 for this system, Southeastern Convention, and pool report.

Stanford’s Akurora Roghair lower 5 seconds from her earlier greatest with a time of 15:41.11 to complete in second place within the 1,650 freestyle, 4 seconds behind champion Abby McCulloh of Georgia.

Virginia is simply the third program to win 4 consecutive NCAA workforce titles and the primary since 1996. Stanford gained 5 straight workforce championships from 1992 to 1996. Texas is the one different program to say four-or-more consecutive titles after profitable the championships in 5 consecutive seasons from 1984 to 1988.

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