After nearly two weeks of competing in the ACC Championship swim meet in Greensboro, the North Carolina men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both finished third.
Virginia took home the men’s and women’s titles for the sixth consecutive year.
Both UNC teams had swimmers record top finishes in the 200-yard butterfly.
On the men’s team, senior Tom Luchsinger won the event at the ACC meet for the third time and set a new ACC Championship record.
On the last day of women’s competition, Feb. 23, junior Cari Blalock bested her own school record. Junior Meredith Hoover finished less than one second behind her for a second-place finish.
“We were on fire the last day,” coach Rich DeSelm said. “We had a window of opportunity and we capitalized upon it.”
The women jumped three teams on the meet’s last day to claim third place, despite not having All-American Stephanie Peacock who was out with an illness.
“I was really proud of the women on the team for not giving up and for fighting their way back into a position to have a respectable finish,” DeSelm said.
In the meet’s last event, four underclassmen — sophomore Danielle Siverling and freshmen Lauren Earp, Hannah Lincoln and Ally Hardesty — won the 400-yard freestyle relay, outpacing UNC’s school record by more than a second.