Day 1 Season Split Analysis


The first day of the NCAA Championships is always a big relay day, as both the 200 medley and 800 free relays are held. In this article we look at all the split times clocked by each swimmer in both relays.

Virginia won both relays in 1:31.54 to break the American, NCAA and US Open records in the 200m relay and swam a 6:49.82 in the 800 free relay .

200 Medley Relay

Virginia had the fastest splits in the field for three of the four shots in the race, as Gretchen Walsch (22.77), Lexi Cuomo (22.10) and Kate Douglas (20:34) were the top backstroke, butterfly and freestyle swimmers. Douglass’ split was the second-fastest 50-free split of all time, behind only Anna Hopkins’ 20.27 from 2020.

Anna Elendt of Texas posted the top breast split at 25.54. Their split made her the third fastest 50 breast relay runner of all time, behind Lilly King (25.36) and Hannah Bach (25.51).


team swimmer Time
Virginia Gretchen Walsch 22.77
NC state Catherine Berkow 22.88
Stanford Claire Curzan 23.26
cal Isabel Staden 23.57
Georgia Ebony McCarty 23.60
Texas Olivia Bray 23.72
Louisville Abby Hart 23.75
State of Ohio Nyah Funderburke 23.83
Arkansas Andrea Sansores 23.84
Alabama Rhyan White 23.91
Missouri Meredith Rees 24.06
maroon Megan Lee 24.14
Tennessee Josephine Fuller 24.17
UNC Greer Pattison 24.19
Michigan Noelle Kaufman 24.29
Indiana Anna Pepłowski 24.34
duke Emma Schuppert 24.47
Kentucky Caitlin Brooks 24.51
State of Florida Tanya Quaglieri 24.55
northwest Justin Murdock 24.57
U.S.C Caroline famous 24.59
Texas A&M Jordan Buchler 24.88
UCLA Sophia Kosturos 24.97


team swimmer Time
Texas Anna misery 25.54
NC state Heather MacCausland 25.69
Tennessee Mona McSharry 01/26
U.S.C Kaitlyn Dobler 26.15
State of Ohio Hannah Bach 26.22
Virginia Alex Walsch 26.3
UNC SkylerSmith 26.37
cal Jade Neser 26.67
Alabama Avery Wiseman 26.75
duke Kaelyn Girdley 26.81
Kentucky Denise Phelan 26.83
Georgia Zoie Hartman 26.86
Michigan Letitia Sim 26.88
Indiana Noelle Peplowski 26.96
Louisville Cecilia Viberg 26.97
Arkansas Alessia Ferraguti 11/27
northwest Hannah Brunzell 27.31
UCLA Eva Karlson 27.33
Stanford Allie Raab 27.34
maroon Stasia Makarova 27.49
Missouri Malin Great 27.53
State of Florida Julia Manson 27.91
Texas A&M Andrea Pertula 28


team swimmer Time
Virginia Lexi Cuomo 22.1
Texas Embroider Emma 22.32
State of Ohio Catherine Zenik 22.38
State of Florida Jenny Halden 22.40
NC state Kylee Alons 22.59
Louisville Christian Regenauer 22.77
cal Mia Kragh 22.77
Alabama Emily Jones 22.88
Stanford Emma Rad 22.9
northwest Miriam Guavera 22.93
Indiana Elizabeth Broscher 23.15
Texas A&M Olivia Theal 23.2
U.S.C Anika Delgado 23.24
UCLA Gaby Dang 23.25
Michigan Natalie Kan 23.26
Missouri Taylor Williams 23.37
Tennessee Sara Stoetler 23.4
UNC Ellie Vannote 23.46
Arkansas Bella Cother 23.5
maroon Claudia Tamm 23.52
duke Aleyna Ozkan 23.56
Georgia Callie Dickinson 23.86
Kentucky Lydia Hanlon 23.91


team swimmer Time
Virginia Kate Douglas 20.34
Louisville Gaby Albiero 20.88
UNC Grace County 20.99
NC state Abby Arenas 21.26
Alabama Kalia Antoniou 21.29
State of Ohio Teresa Ivan 21.5
Indiana Kristina Paegel 21.51
U.S.C Hannah Henderson 21.54
Texas Grace Cooper 21.64
cal Emma Davidson 21.74
Michigan Linday Flynn 21.81
maroon Lexie Mulvihill 21.85
Georgia Sloan Reinstein 21.86
duke Tatum Wall 21.88
UCLA Claire Grover 21.88
Stanford amy tang 21.94
Tennessee Jasmine Rumley 04/22
State of Florida Alexandra Dick 22.07
Arkansas Kobie Melton 08/22
Missouri Alex Moderski 22.1
northwest Jamie Brennan 22.14
Texas A&M Bobby Kennett 22.18
Kentucky Kaitlyn Wheeler 22.3

800 Free relay

The fastest swimmer to lead the 800 free relay was Torri Huske, who clocked a 1:42.28. She was slightly slower than her lead time of 1:41.93 from last year. Virginias Aimee Canny was just behind Huske at the start, touching just 0.06 seconds behind her with a new best time of 1:42.34. Anna Pepłowski had a big lead in the swim, losing about half a second from her best time of 1:43.33 to 1:42.86.

Alex Walsch posted the fastest rolling split at over a second as she swam a 1:41.18. This time is a significant improvement on the 1:41.92 she achieved last year. Behind Walsh were Stanford’s Kaya Wilson (1;42.22) and taylor jerk (1:42.23). Ruck swam the fastest split of the field this season in 1:40.49.

Zoie Hartmanwas, as always, the clutch for Georgia, setting a 1:42.50 split (fourth fastest in the field) to help Georgia move from sixth to first place in the B heat and finish eighth overall.


team swimmer Time
Stanford Torri Huske 1:42.28
Virginia Aimme Canny 1:42.34
Indiana Anna Pepłowski 1:42.86
Texas Kelly Pash 1:43.08
Tennessee Brooklyn Dothwright 1:43.44
State of Ohio Amy Fulmer 1:43.69
Texas A&M Chloe Stepanek 1:43.69
Florida Ekaterina Nikonova 1:43.83
NC state Abbey Webb 1:43.88
duke Sally Foley 1:43.93
Kentucky Izzy Gati 1:44.04
cal Mia Motekaitis 1:44.10
Virginia Tech Emma Atkinson 1:44.12
Wisconsin Abby Carlson 1:44.62
maroon Polina Newmovenko 1:44.89
Louisville Dreary Ulett 1:45.73
Georgia Sloane Reinstein 1:46.19
UCLA Rachel Rhee 1:46.37

Rolling splits

team swimmer Time
Virginia Alex Walsch 1:41.18
Stanford Kaya Wilson 1:42.22
Stanford taylor jerk 1:42.23
Georgia Zoie Hartman 1:42.50
Virginia Ella Nelson 1:42.92
Texas Olivia Bray 1:43.26
Virginia Reilly Tiltman 1:43.38
Florida Micayla Cronk 1:43.53
Louisville Paige Hetrick 1:43.54
Tennessee Julia Mrozinski 1:43.69
cal Ayla Spitz 1:43.84
State of Ohio Catherine Zenik 1:43.93
Wisconsin Blair Steinburg 1:43.95
Wisconsin Phoebe Bacon 1:44.00
Stanford Lili Nordmann 1:44.04
cal Leah Polonsky 1:44.32
Florida Talia Bates 1:44.38
Texas Erica Sullivan 1:44.58
Texas Kyla Leibel 1:44.63
Tennessee Sara Stoetler 1:44.64
Kentucky Kaitlyn Wheeler 1:44.70
cal Rachel clinker 1:44.83
NC state Annabel Crush 1:44.84
Georgia Dune Coetzee 1:44.89
Indiana Mac Looze 1:45.23
Kentucky Grace Frericks 1:45.28
Indiana Ching Hwee Gan 1:45.31
State of Ohio Felicia Pasadyn 1:45.33
maroon Emil Hetzer 1:45.44
Georgia Jillian Barczyk 1:45.54
Louisville Ella Walch 1:45.54
Indiana Kristina Paegel 1:45.61
Virginia Tech Sarah Schackelford 1:45.71
Tennessee Elle Caldow 1:45.72
UCLA Katinra Bellio 1:45.77
UCLA Gizem Guvenc 1:45.79
NC state Sarah Watson 1:45.80
Virginia Tech Carmen Weiler Sastre 1:45.86
Virginia Tech Emily Claesson 1:45.96
Florida Tylor Mathieu 1:45.98
Louisville Fernanda Celidonia 1:46.00
maroon Hannah Ownbey 1:46.17
Kentucky Beth McNeese 1:46.17
NC state Catherine Helms 1:46.33
Wisconsin Mackenzie McConagha 1:46.56
Texas A&M Jordan Buchler 1:46.68
UCLA Brooke Schaffer 1:46.73
Texas A&M Giulia Goerigk 1:47.09
duke Catherine Purnell 1:47.20
duke Tatum Wall 1:47.67
duke Yi Xuan Chang 1:47.77
Texas A&M Abby Grottle 1:48.17
State of Ohio Jessica Eden 1:48.31
maroon Daisy Platts 1:48.32

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