2017 Men’s ACC Championships: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

2017 MEN’S ACC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2017 Men’s ACC Championships kick off today at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, GA. Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay. The NC State Wolfpack will look to defend their titles in both relays, but Louisville is looking like a big title threat as well.

The diving events have already been completed, as they were contested during the women’s meet. The Virginia Tech Hokies are now in the leady, scoring 197 points from diving. Florida State (153), UNC (136), Duke (113), and Miami (108) make up the rest of the top 5 heading into the swimming portion. Louisville (43), Virginia (42), and NC State (34) are at the bottom of the pack, but they should start to move up quickly after tonight’s relays.

MEN’S 200 MEDLEY RELAY

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:25.05
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:25.86
  • Conference Record: NC State (2016)- 1:23.19
  • Championship Record: NC State (2015)- 1:23.19
  1. NC State- 1:23.16
  2. Louisville- 1:23.34
  3.  Notre Dame- 1:24.88

The men’s 200 medley relay came down to the wire between NC State and Louisville. NC State freshman Coleman Stewart blasted a 20.97 backstroke split to get the Wolfpack out front, but Louisville’s Carlos Claverie took over the lead for the Cardinals with a 23.36 breast split.

Louisville’s Josh Quallen extended their lead with a quick 19.91 butterfly split, giving them a lead of almost 7 tenths heading into the anchor leg. The Cardinals fielded standout freestyler Trevor Carroll as their anchor, but NC State’s Ryan Held tore through the water to bring his team back for the win. At the touch, Held’s 18.15 anchor split was enough to grab the gold as NC State set a new Conference Record in 1:23.16. Carroll’s quick 18.98 anchor split earned the Cardinals the silver.

Notre Dame rounded out the podium, as Daniel Speers anchored in 18.72 to run down the Virginia Tech Hokies (1:25.05), who took 4th ahead of Florida State (1:25.36). Notably, Virginia Tech’s Brandon Fiala had the fastest breaststroke split of the field with his 23.02.

MEN’S 800 FREE RELAY

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 6:20.67
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 6:24.50
  • Conference Record: NC State (2016)- 6:09.58
  • Championship Record: NC State (2016)- 6:12.76
  1. NC State- 6:09.82
  2. Louisville- 6:12.30
  3. UNC- 6:19.20

The Wolfpack ran away with the 800 free relay to claim their 4th straight title in the event. Andreas Vazaios led off in 1:33.31, while Ryan Held (1:32.76), Justin Ress (1:32.05), and Soeren Dahl (1:31.70) followed en route to a new Meet Record of 6:09.82.

Louisville was also under the former meet record with a pair of 1:32 splits from Trevor Carroll (1:32.50) and Grigory Tarasevich (1:32.41) on the middle 2 legs. UNC’s Henry Campbell turned in a 1:32.81 on the 2nd leg as his team picked up the bronze.

TEAM SCORES THROUGH DAY 1 (Diving Included):

Place Team Points
1 Virginia Tech 294
2 Florida State 247
3 Duke 207
4 Notre Dame 195
5 UNC 190
6 Pitt 181
7 NC State 162
8 Louisville 155
9 Georgia Tech 153
10 Virginia 136
11 Miami 108
12 Boston College 66

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korn
3 years ago

are today’s events being streamed? it says SEC on the link above when clicked

Wahooswimfan
Reply to  korn
3 years ago

ACC not on today, but streamed on ESPN3 begining tomorrow
http://www.espn.com/watchespn/index/_/id/2996613/acc-tournament-mens-swimming

for today, Meet Mobile is fastest at updating

Wahooswimfan
3 years ago

18.15 medley relay split for Held;
NCSU wins in 1:23.16 over L’ville 1;23.34. Held’s anchor made the difference as L’ville’s anchor split “only” 18.98

Wahooswimfan
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
3 years ago

Notre dame’s anchor split 18.72
FSU’s anchor split 18.89

UNC bit the big DQ – tough blow for them in the tight team race for 3-7

Luke
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
3 years ago

How come no dq for Duke in the 8free, with their anchor going -0.14 ? UNC was -0.04

Wahooswimfan
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
3 years ago

other notable splits (swimmers to watch for big times in the longer stroke distances:
VT’s breaststroke leg 23.02 Harrison Pierce (only Tennessee’s 22.76 has been faster so far)
L’VLLE fly leg 19.91 Joshua Quallen (faster than Schooling at Big12’s)

KTHW
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
3 years ago

Brandon Fiala swam breast for Tech

E Gamble
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
3 years ago

Held was 18.16 last year and 18.15 (.01 change) this year. I’m not sure if that is accurate but that’s what it says. The largest time drop was freshman Coleman Stewart’s 20.97 backstroke leg. The previous year the backstroke relay split was 21.22. ?

Joel Lin
3 years ago

First shots fired, 18.15 anchor for Held.

Very fast sprint medley relay for NCS. This is going to be a good run for them.

Wahooswimfan
Reply to  Joel Lin
3 years ago

very good for them – I suspect only Cal and Texas will top that at NCAAs

Swimnerd
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
3 years ago

Sleeping on Alabama I see

dude 2.0
Reply to  Swimnerd
3 years ago

no. Just accurate.

Mon
Reply to  Swimnerd
3 years ago

Bama was a fluke

IMs for days
Reply to  Swimnerd
3 years ago

Albama had a great swim last year, bit that was largly due to Gkolomeev swimm a 18.00 free leg. They don’t have him this year.

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