2019 ACC MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS
- When: Wednesday, February 27th to Saturday, March 2nd | Prelims 10:00am | Finals 6:00pm
- Where: Greensboro Aquatics Center, Greensboro, NC (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: NC State Wolfpack (results)
- Live Results: here
- Streaming: WatchESPN (subscription required)
- Psych Sheet
- Championship Central
Reported by Robert Gibbs.
50 FREE FINALS
- Meet Record – Ryan Held, NC State, 2017 – 18.68
- ACC Record – Ryan Held, NC State, 2017 – 18.56
- Estimated NCAA Invite Time –19.35
Anything can happen in the 50 free, right? Florida State not only got the win in the A-final, but actually posted the fastest time in each of tonight’s three heats.
This morning, Kanoa Kaleoaloha only made it into the C-final after winning a swim-off. Tonight, he dropped a 19.25 to win the C-final, a time that…spoiler alert…would’ve finished 2nd in the A-final.
Next up, teammate Jakub Ksiazek took the B-final in 19.44.
Perhaps buoyed by his teammates’ success, FSU senior Will Pisani rocketed off the blocks at the start of the A-final, and looked like he had a narrow lead as the field flipped at the sole wall. Sure enough, he held off a tight field to win the A-final, despite going 0.04s slower than he did in prelims this morning.
While victory may not have won the event, they certainly picked up the most points, with Ress plus the other three Wolfpack swimmers earning a total of 100 here.
With all diving events included, here are the scores as we head into the 200 free relay:
- NC State – 489.5
- Louisville – 383
- Virginia Tech – 362.5
- Virginia – 348
- Florida State – 342
- Duke – 311
- Georgia Tech – 226
- Notre Dame – 214
- Miami – 161
- North Carolina – 157
- Pitt – 154
- Boston College – 64
200 FREE RELAY TIMED FINALS
- Meet Record – NC State, 2018 – 1:15.34
- ACC Record – NC State, 2018 – 1:14.50
- NCAA ‘A’ Standard – 1:17.41
- NCAA ‘B’ Standard – 1:18.11
- Florida State – 1:15.81
- NC State – 1:16.00
- Louisville – 1:17.15
What a night for the Seminoles’ sprint group. Pisani put FSU in the lead with a 19.24 lead off leg, while NC State got a 19.36 from Korstanje. Ress split 18.64 on the next leg to put the Wolfpack in the lead, and they still led after a 19.15 from Molacek. The Seminoles got a 19.12 from Ksiazek and a 18.88 from Muratovic, meaning that NC State led by a scant 0.09s heading into the anchor leg. Coleman Stewart put forth a great effort, going 18.85, but Kaleoaloha sealed it up with an 18.57 as the Seminoles’ broke the Wolfpack stranglehold on this relay by a 0.19s margin.
Louisville took 3rd in 1:17.15, with Barna’s 18.81 2nd leg leading the way for the Cardinals. All three teams were under the NCAA ‘A’ standard.
Teams Scores Through Day 2 (Including All Diving Points):
- NC State – 545.5
- Louisville – 437
- Virginia Tech – 412.5
- Florida State – 406
- Virginia – 392
- Duke – 357
- Notre Dame – 262
- Georgia Tech – 260
- Pitt – 206
- North Carolina – 197
- Miami – 161
- Boston College – 96