2017 MEN’S ACC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Monday, February 27th – Thursday, March 2nd
- Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time)
- McAuley Aquatic Center, Atlanta, GA
- Defending Champion: NC State (Full results)
- Psych Sheet
- Live results
- Streaming: watchESPN
- Championship Central
The 2017 Men’s ACC Championships in Atlanta, Georgia opened on Monday night with a thrilling 200 medley relay battle between NC State in Louisville. It ended with a narrow NC State victory, as the Wolfpack celebrated a new ACC Conference Record of 1:23.16. That clipped the previous mark of 1:23.19 set by the Wolfpack at the conference meet last season.
The biggest difference maker came on the backstroke leg, as freshman Coleman Stewart blazed his way to a 20.97 to give them the early lead. That was a quarter of a second faster than teammate Hennessey Stuart‘s 21.22 split on the 2016 relay. Freestyler Ryan Held was slightly faster than his previous split, clipping it down by a hundredth. Held closed in 18.15 to bring the Wolfpack from behind and out-touch Louisville.
Splits Comparison By 50:
|Team||Back Split||Breast Split||Fly Split||Free Split||Final Time|
|NC State 2017||Coleman Stewart– 20.97||Derek Hren– 23.64||Soeren Dahl– 20.40||Ryan Held– 18.15||1:23.16|
|NC State 2016||Hennessey Stuart– 21.22||Derek Hren– 23.54||Simonas Bilis– 20.27||Ryan Held– 18.16||1:23.19|
|Louisville 2017||Grigory Tarasevich– 21.09||Carlos Claverie– 23.36||Josh Quallen– 19.91||Trevor Carroll– 18.98||1:23.34|