Virginia wins eight events in Tri Meet with UNC, NC State – Virginia Cavaliers Official Athletic Site

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The No. 1 Virginia women’s swim and dive teams and No. 14 men’s swim and dive teams achieved eight event wins on day one of a two-day tri meet with North Carolina and NC State.

The teams competed in nine different disciplines for both men and women. The UVA women won both relays and five individual competitions. Senior Ella Nelson won two events to lead the Cavaliers.


  • The Cavaliers had a win in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:28.63. Sophomore Gretchen Walsh, junior Alex Walsh, senior Kate Douglass and junior Maxine Parker each combined for the win.
  • Freshman Claire Tuggle and senior Maddie Donohoe finished 1-2 in the 500-yard freestyle. Tuggle won with a season-best time of 4:46.12.
  • UVA went 1-2 again, this time in the 200-yard breaststroke. Nelson won (2:08.20) her first of two and rookie Emma Weber was second (2:12.11).
  • A. Walsh won the 200 meter butterfly with a time of 1:55.95.
  • The Cavaliers took the top three spots in the 50-yard freestyle. G. Walsh won (21.43), finished second (21.87) and Parker third (22.34) to make it a UVA sweep.
  • Sophomore Reilly Tiltmann finished second in the 200-yard backstroke with just .09s separating the top two places. Tiltmann finished in 1:54.63 behind NC State’s Emma Muzzy in 1:54.54.
  • Nelson added a win in the 400-yard medley (4:03.66), narrowly overtaking teammate Alex Walsh (4:03.79). UVA had the top 4 finishes in the event as junior Abby Harter finished third (4:12.98) and junior Sophia Wilson finished fourth (4:13.72).
  • G. Walsh, Parker, Junior Lexi Cuomo and Douglass, respectively, ended day one with victories in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:27.46. Two seconds ahead of second place.


  • Sophomore Jack Aikins, junior Noah Nichols, senior Josh Fong and junior Matt Brownstead each finished second in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:11.93 behind NC State’s 3:07.27.
  • Nichols clinched a win in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:56.77 and sophomore Max Iida made it runner-up with a 1-2 UVA finish in 1:59.60.
  • Brownstead finished third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 19.63.
  • Aikins was second in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing in 1:44.95.
  • Brownstead, Aikins, rookie Kamal Muhammad and senior August Lamb each finished second in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:18.32.


  • Senior Jenn Bell placed third in the women’s 3-meter dash, leading the UVA.
  • Junior Oliver Mills and senior Joseph Perreault achieved season-best results in the men’s 3-meter dash. Mills was sixth with 324.60 and Perreault was seventh with 313.10.


Virginia will wrap up the two-day meet on Saturday when the teams go head-to-head in Raleigh, NC