Track Enters Final Day
Duke is playing host to the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships this season, and Louisville is doing pretty well at the event. Heading into the final day, the women's team currently sits in fourth place overall. They're just half a point behind Virginia Tech and 1.5 points behind Notre Dame in second. Duke leads the way with 49.5 points, 11 ahead of Louisville.
The Cards picked up a couple of top ten finishes in the triple jump yesterday to add to their score, but most of their gains were made on day one when they led at the end of competition. Louisville snagged three of the top five positions in the pole vault, including Gabriela Leon standing on the top step of the podium with an ACC Championship. It was her second straight outdoor title. Leon was joined by Aliyah Welter on the podium in third, and Auriane Viola took fifth.
Also earning a championship was Synclair Savage, who took first in the long jump. Her jump currently ranks 8th nationally, as other conferences continue their competitions this weekend. Savage was joined by Brook Weimar in fifth and Ariel Lawrence in seventh. Katie Martin picked up the fourth podium of the day, though it was only a prelim, when she won her heat in the 400m hurdles with the second fastest preliminary time overall.
The competition concludes today with almost all of the track finals on deck this evening. A few more field events continue through midday, with men's discus kicking off at 11AM. Track events will begin at 5PM. Keep up with the Louisville Track and Field Twitter account for more.
Louisville Makes Grand Finals Across the Board
For the first time since 2018, Louisville rowing has qualified all of its boats in the Grand Finals of the ACC Championships. The top three finishers from each preliminary qualify for the Grand Final while the other three take part in the Petit Final just before the Grand. Louisville snuck into third in all four of their events. There are five total events, but Louisville competes in just four. Clemson, Duke, Syracuse, and Virginia put boats in all five Grand Finals, with Louisville coming in ahead of Miami and Notre Dame who qualified three and two, respectively.
Syracuse, Duke, and Virginia comprise the ranked ACC teams in rowing at 11th, 14th, and 15th. Louisville and Clemson are 21st and 22nd, though that puts the in the "also receiving votes category" as the rowing poll is just the top 20. This morning's finals are on from 8-10:30 AM on ACC Network Extra, and there will be a two-hour recap show on the linear ACC Network on May 24th at 8PM.
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast
Daryl and I are out this week, but Jared, Jeff, and Paulie will have plenty to discuss. With the wrap-up of the softball season (presumably) and all of the other seasons coming to a close, they're sure to find a way to fill the hour. As always, you can check out the live stream of the show by going to the Cardinal Couple YouTube page and clicking on the live video. Jeff usually creates that about an hour before the show, which officially starts at 11 AM Eastern. If the live time doesn't work for you, there are plenty of playback options, so be sure to check out whichever is best for you!
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Until next time, Go Cards!