After the third night of racing in Atlanta, it’s shaping up to be a very close team battle across the board. Highlights included:

Women’s 400 IM:

FSU sophomore Megan Brown placed 12th with a time of 4:15.83. Fellow Seminole senior Caroline Neil placed 18th with a time of 4:16.00, with Englewood native and Louisville sophomore Sophie Cattermole joining her in the C final for 21st place with a time of 4:17.63.

Women’s 100 fly:

FSU junior Tayla Lovemore placed 4th with a quick 52.28. In the B final, Miami senior Angela Algee tied for 10th with a time of 52.58. There were 3 Floridians in the C final, with Duke junior Isabella Paez taking 18th with a time of 53.47, FSU senior Lydia Ware taking 20th with a time of 53.58, and FSU sophomore Leila Johnston taking 22nd with a time of 54.27.

Women’s 200 free:

UNC senior and Stuart native Macey Arnold placed 11th with a time of 1:46.25, with fellow Floridian and FSU sophomore Michelle Turek posting a 1:47.82 for a tie for 15th place. In the C final, Miami junior Julie Suarez posted a quick 1:46.93 to win the final by over half a second, beating out teammate freshman Manon Viguier who posted a 1:47.53 for 18th. Duke sophomore and Oldsmar native Hunter Aitchison rounded out the C final, placing 24th with a time of 1:49.07.

Women’s 100 Breast:

Junior Natalie Pierce of FSU posted a time of 59.87 for 5th place, with teammate and fellow junior Christina Loh Yen Ling winning the B final with a time of 1:01.27.

Women’s 100 Back:

Naples native and NC State sophomore Elise Haan placed 6th with a time of 52.18 after claiming the top spot in prelims this morning in a time of 51.18. Duke sophomore Madeline Hess posted a 53.34 for 13th place, and Seminole junior Ariel Barber placed 23rd with a time of 54.56.

Women’s 400 Medley Relay:

The FSU women took 7th with junior Ariel Barber (54.66), junior Natalie Pierce (58.95), junior Tayla Lovemore (51.66), and senior Lydia Ware (49.27) combining for a 3:34.54. Floridian and Duke sophomore Madeline Hess lead off the Duke relay with a quick 54.27 100 back, contributing to their 9th place finish. The Miami women finished in 10th, with their quartet of senior Christina Leander (54.88), senior Anna Schippert (1:03.25), senior Angela Algee (53.07), and freshman Iliana Oikonomou (49.65) combining for a final time of 3:40.85.

Men’s 3M Diving:
FSU’s Tyler Roberge and Dillon Grisell placed 5th (391.60) and 6th (352.30) respectively.

Women’s Team Standings after Night 3:

1. NC State – 776.5
2. UVA – 750
3. Louisville – 674.5
4. UNC – 665
5. Duke – 513.5
6. Virginia Tech – 485
7. FSU – 457.5
8. Notre Dame – 428.5
9. Miami – 294.5
10. Pitt -294
11. Georgia Tech – 256
12. Boston College – 122
13. Clemson (Diving Only) – 73


Written by Peter Brukx