GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA — The No. 14 Irish women are tied for second after Day One of the ACC Championships Wednesday, courtesy two diving finals appearances, along with swims in the 200 Medley and 800 Free Relays. Both Annie Wiese and Kelly Straub made finals in the women’s 3-meter, making Notre Dame the only school to place multiple divers in finals of that event.
To start off the day, Notre Dame divers competed in prelims for the women’s 3-meter and men’s 1-meter, as Wiese and Straub punched their ticket to finals in the women’s 3-meter as part of the early session.
In the men’s 1-meter prelims, Austin Flaute led the three Notre Dame divers in 18th (288.85). David Petrison (260.70) and Dave DeBacker (259.45) placed 26th and 27th. Only the top eight divers moved on to finals in the event.
In finals for the women’s 3-meter, both Wiese and Straub hung with the pack and claimed the first two spots off the podium, with Wiese placing fourth (320.60 – Zone B) and Straub taking fifth (310.40 – Zone B). Notre Dame was the only school with multiple divers in the women’s 3-meter final.
The Irish women took on two relays Wednesday: the 200 Medley Relay and 800 Free Relay. First, the team of Carly Quast, Coleen Gillilan, Cailey Grunhard and Rachel Wittmer placed fifth in the 200 Medley Relay with a 1:37.37. Next, Sydney Whiting, Skylar Fore, Luciana Thomas and Madeline LaPorte placed ninth in the 800 Free Relay with a 7:14.43 to finish up the night.
The Irish return to the pool in Greensboro Thursday, beginning with women’s swimming prelims at 11 a.m. ET. Diving prelims for the men’s 3-meter and women’s 1-meter will begin shortly after at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Finals for the women’s 1-meter will commence at 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday, and the men’s 3-meter finals will follow at 3:40 p.m. ET. Women’s swimming finals on Thursday begin at 7 p.m. ET.
All sessions will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Live timing and scores can be accessed at http://sidearmstats.com/acc/swimming/.
1.Virginia – 165 points
T-2. Notre Dame – 144
T-2. Duke – 144
4. NC State – 142
5. Virginia Tech – 137
T-6. Georgia Tech – 124
T-6. Louisville – 124
T-6. Miami – 124
9. North Carolina – 112
10. Florida State – 96
11. Pitt – 90
12. Boston College – 60