World news – WATCH: UVA women win their first NCAA season title in the 800 FR-R

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Watch Virginia’s first NCAA season title in programming history with 800 free season titles and win by over 5 seconds. Photo in stock via Jack Spitser / Spitser Photography

Louisville, Ohio State and Wisconsin shared a run and never touched more than six-tenths apart during a season change – until the last stage.

UVA was able to compete in all three individual competitions Top positions: Paige Madden in the 500 Free, Alex Walsh in the 200 IM and Kate Douglass in the 50 Free.

The 2021 NCAA Women’s Championships are over in less than an hour. The only event of the night is the finale of the 800 free season.

The 800 free season went to Virginia, aided by Isabel Ivey, who was kept off that season. This is the first UVA women’s season title in program history.

Olivia Carter, a junior from Michigan, dropped the 200 IM as the 20th seed on Day 2 of the NCAAs.

It’s been almost two years since the swimming community last saw the NCAA championship meet. Now the first event of the championships after the cancellation of the championships 2020 is in the books. With their victory in the 800 Free Relay tonight, the Virginia Cavaliers are taking the early lead towards the first full day of competition. Rounding out the top 3 teams in the season and overall are Kentucky and Cal.

There were no more than four teams in each run tonight that followed social distancing guidelines, as will be the case with upcoming seasons of the Fall will be.

The final run went to Virginia, aided by Isabel Ivey, who was challenged by Cal and Texas. Texas was leading after the first leg when Kelly Pash scored a 1: 43.07 for the lead in the sophomore year. Paige Madden finished second in the « Hoo » and put them in the lead. Ella Nelson extended UVA’s lead in the third leg and Alex Walsh brought it home for her. Virginia drove a 6: 52.56, got a 1:41.63 leg from Madden, 1:43 lows from Nelson and Walsh, and a 1:44.6 lead from Valls. Cal and Texas were second and third in the heat, but Kentucky’s time from an earlier heat held out to be second overall, a great performance by the SEC champions.

The time in Virginia was over three full seconds fastest of the night, an overwhelming win as they were one of only three teams to have four split times of 1:45.

NC State, who swam in the last run, won six seconds after beating Katharine Berkoff and Kylee Alons had taken off the season. They are in 17th place, the only team that didn’t score tonight after finishing fourth overall.

In the penultimate heat, Stanford, Georgia, Florida and Kentucky split. Florida’s Talia Bates got off to a good start for the Gators by 1: 43.70, but Riley Gaines gave Kentucky a big lead in the second leg. Kentucky won this easily, going 6: 57.02 and falling out of the seed. It was a light-off swim for the Wildcats, who had three swimmers faster than the SECs, and they’ll get a silver medal out of all runs tonight. Georgia also broke seven minutes in 6: 59.82, while Stanford only finished third in 7: 01.05 after breaking at 6:50 in 2019.

Morgan Scott led Alabama in the third run, scoring a 1 : 44.15 to give them a head start. Cora Dupre shared a 1:43 high to follow them up, giving them a big lead over Michigan, which itself was a big lead on Tennessee. Although its lead over the back half had shrunk, the Crimson Tide still fell off the seed to go at 7: 00.38 and overtake the top position with only two runs remaining. Michigan also swam heavily, going 3rd in 7: 01.81 to fall off the seed. The last two runs have four relays each.

In the second run, Chloe Stepanek of Texas A&M led the Aggies with a best life time of 1: 42.89. This makes her the fifth woman under 1:43 in this event this year and the ninth fastest newcomer of all time. The race tightened and on the final corner A&M, Indiana and VT were roughly even. IU got the touch, however, in 7: 02.42 ahead of A&M (7: 02.48) and VT (7: 02.73).

The first run was a race between Ohio State, Louisville and Wisconsin, and only one team will be in that area do not score a goal as only 17 teams are racing this season. As long as a team finished first or second in this first run, it secured at least two points. OSU took the win in 7: 00.79 and fell three seconds before the start, while Wisconsin and Louisville also fell about two seconds before the start.

Now is the smartest strategy to put the fastest swimmers in second place? Seemed to work for the top 2 anyway.

Of course, this also depends on the season, whether there are larger differences in size and whether they swim on every track. I don’t want your littlest swimmer trying to break Nathan Adrian’s wake off the wall. You could get a concussion. Hence the typical mixed relay strategy.

Nick Pecoraro started swimming at the age of 11 and was immediately drawn to the sport. He was a breaststroke and IMer in competition. After joining SwimSwam, the website has become a way for him to further show his love for swimming and experiencing the sport through new lenses. Pecoraro graduated in …

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