Saturday evening, the UVA Men’s and Women’s swim teams competed in the second day of the Cavalier Invitational, hosted on-Grounds, at the Aquatic & Fitness Center. As a unit, the Cavalier team performed well on Saturday, with 5 overall wins across both teams, with six swimmers recording season-high times.
Seniors Caroline Gmelich and Henry Schutte both won the 100-yard butterfly in addition to setting a new season-high. Freshman Anna Keating won her 100-yard breast stroke event with a time of just 1:00.10.
In the men’s freestyle event, the Wahoo’s took the three top spots with Sophomore Sean Conway winning the event, with teammates Jan Karolczak and Jack Moore finishing within one second behind him to claim second and third place.
However, the main event of the day happened when UVA swimmer Kate Douglass competed in the 200-yard breaststroke. In these trials, the Sophomore from Pelham, NY broke the ACC and UVA record, and recorded the 5th fastest time in history, by finishing in just 2:03.93. In what was a great day for the Cavalier team as a whole, Douglass certainly has an individual accolade to be proud of.