UVA freshman and PMHS alumna Douglass shatters multiple school, conference records


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After performing at a high caliber all throughout the season so far, PMHS alumnus Kate Douglass exploded this past weekend. Douglas earned numerous school and ACC records and pushed herself further towards the top of the NCAA leaderboards.

As part of both relay teams and in individual events, Douglass continued her domination at the Division 1 level at the Tennessee Swimming and Diving Invitational. She kicked off her weekend on Thursday by breaking the three-year-old 200-yard individual medley conference record, besting it by more than a second. The same day, as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team, she broke the 50-yard freestyle school record, becoming the first female swimmer to come in at 21.5 seconds.

The next night, Douglass continued her domination as part of the 200-yard medley relay team. The squad, with Douglass as the only freshman, championed the meet with an ACC and UVA record. Later on, Douglass swam the 100-yard butterfly as well, recording the second best time in the NCAA this year, and again breaking a school record.

On the final day of the meet, Douglass snared yet another school record in the 200-yard breaststroke, also snagging another NCAA leading time.

With winter nationals quickly coming up, the No. 4 Cavalier women’s swim team, and Douglass, will surely be headed for more in the coming weeks.