By Conner Farrell–
Women’s swim and dive moved into third place in the third day of the ACC Championship.
The team moved past North Carolina to make it into the top three teams. The teams are as follows: NC State (776.5), Virginia (750) and Louisville (674.5).
Events included the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and the 400 freestyle relay team races.
Mallory Comerford kept her impressive start to the championship going in the 200-meter freestyle event. Comerford broke a school record and an ACC record by posting a time of 1:41.7, the fastest time in the country this season. Comerford finished in first in the event besting Virginia’s Olympian Leah Smith by over a second.
In the 400 individual medley, Rachael Bradford-Feldman finished in fourth, posting a time of 4:10.11.
Grace Oglesby placed fifth in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 52.30. Nastja Govejsek got seventh with a time of 52.54.
In the 100 meter breaststroke, defending champion Andrea Cottrell was edged out by Virginia’s Laura Simon for the gold. Cottrell posted a 58.81 in the event. Silvia Guerra got eighth with a time of 1:00.53.
U of L had two members of the team competing in the 100-meter backstroke. Alina Kendzior and Hannah Magnuson finished fifth and sixth in the event posting times of 50.80 and 54.49, respectively.
The final event for the day was the 400-meter freestyle relay team. The four-member squad for the Cardinals consisted of Alina Kendzior, Andrea Cottrell, Grace Oglesby and Mallory Comerford. The team got second with a time of 3:30.45.
The finals for events continue Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. which will include 200 breaststroke, 100 freestyle, 200 butterfly, and the men’s and women’s platform diving.