Day 2 of ACC Championships: Women’s swimming and diving moves to fourth

By on February 16, 2017

By Jeff Milby–

The women’s swim and dive team moved to fourth-place in the 2017 ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on during the second day of the four-day event. U of L set a school record and earned a medal in the second of the four-day event.

Mallory Comerford earned a silver medal in the 500-freestyle with a time of 4:37.47, a school record. Comerford finished nearly seven seconds behind Virginia’s Olympian Leah Smith. Cardinal Emily Moser finished second in the B-final with a time of 4:46.11, while Sophie Cattermole finished second in the C-final to round out the event for Louisville.

Freshman Casey Franz finished in seventh place in the 50-free. Comerford, Lainey Visscher, Nastja Govejsek and Franz finished in fourth place in the 200-free relay.

“We had a great prelims session this morning and that set us up for a fun finals session including a new school record by Mallory Comerford in the 500 freestyle. It was nice to see our 200 freestyle relay with three freshmen finish the session just short from our school record. The next sessions will be fun,” coach Arthur Albiero said.

Louisville is fourth behind NC State, Virginia and North Carolina heading into the third day of competition.

About Jeff Milby

Jeff Milby is a sports writer for the University of Louisville student newspaper. He also provides commentary for Louisville City FC radio broadcasts, hosts a Saturday morning show on 790 KRD and will be broadcasting UofL athletics on the ACC Network in the fall.

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