Freshman Youssef Ramadan Nearly Breaks Hokies 100 Fly Record at VT Invite Day 2

by Robert Gibbs 15

February 07th, 2021 College, News, Previews & Recaps

VIRGINIA TECH INVITE

While pool records didn’t fall quite as frequently as they did the day before, there was still plenty of fast swimming at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center yesterday as the Virginia Tech Hokies continued their ACC Champs tune-up at the Virginia Tech invite.

The biggest swim of the day came from Hokies freshman Youssef Ramadan. The Egyptian national flirted with the 100 fly school record in prelims, clocking a 45.68 that was only 0.08s off the school record set by teammate Blake Manoff at last year’s ACC Championships, and breaking the pool record. Ramadan was just a tick off of his morning time in finals, going 45.71. Still, Ramadan’s prelims time puts him at #9 in the nation so far this season.

Head coach Sergio Lopez has built a solidly-deep butterfly group over the last few years, and the Hokies had a total of five men under 47 seconds yesterday, between prelims and finals: Antani Ivanov (46.09), Manoff (46.15), Henry Claesson (46.66), and Khalil Fonder (46.99). Manoff and Ivanov finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the 200 fly at last year’s ACC Championships.

The Hokies were also on pace to break the school records in both in the men’s and women’s 200 medley relays, but both were disqualified, the men for an early takeoff and the women for a violation of the 15m rule on the backstroke leg.

Freshman Carles Coll Marti continued to have a strong meet, setting new personal bests in both the 200 free (1:35.24) and the 100 breast (53.51).

The Hokies also used the evening session to do recognize their seniors, and you can check out the video of that on the HokieSwimDive Instagram page, here.

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SwimDad
4 months ago

Butterfly U (VT), is going to be strong for awhile with the 2022 commits from Landon Gentry (46.41 100 fly, 1:43.03 200 fly) , Carl Bloebaum (47.42 100 fly, 1:46.35 200 fly) and Will Hayon (48.36 100 fly)

Last edited 4 months ago by SwimDad
Huh
Reply to  SwimDad
4 months ago

VT is definitely not “Butterfly U”

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
Reply to  Huh
4 months ago

Perhaps not “Butterfly U” but they have a deep butterfly group. 1 45 and 4 46s right now is no joke.

Huh
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
4 months ago

Yes, I understand they have a good butterfly group now, but they have only had 1 total scoring swim (B final) in the past 5 years at the NCAA championships. Their team record in the 100 butterfly didn’t even make top 16 in 2019. That is not “Butterfly U” worthy.

Hokiedad
Reply to  Huh
4 months ago

4 46s and 1 45 right now is very good

Samuli Hirsi
Reply to  Huh
4 months ago

you are arguing about imagined moniker that has no scale, Then you gin up some scale to make your point.

Mark Rauterkus
Reply to  SwimDad
4 months ago

Flying Hokies!

Robert W Hayon
Reply to  SwimDad
4 months ago

Will Hayon was 47.56 yesterday at Wisconsin High School State.

SwimDad
Reply to  Robert W Hayon
4 months ago

Proves my point even more

Wahooswimfan
4 months ago

ACC’s is going to be a quite fast meet – NCSU, UVA, VPI all looking very fast, UNC, GT, Pitt, FSU coming on.

Clubcoach
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
4 months ago

VPI 😂

swimgeek
Reply to  Clubcoach
4 months ago

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Un-Squash the Beef
4 months ago

Manoff and Ivanov did not finish 2nd and 3rd respectively at last year’s ACC championships.