Held Splits 18.1 as NC State Sets New ACC Record in 200 Medley Relay

2017 MEN’S ACC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

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Fiala 23.02 50 BR split! Has to be one of the fastest in the country this year

M&M

Believe it was the fastest split in the country so far this year

Stallion6

The dude is an ATHLETE ! Jumps far and really uses his walls.

LostInTheSauce

Wild watching Held’s underwaters, even for just a 50 free. Something that puts him and Dressel in a new class. Props to Louisville too, phenomenal race. The rest of ACC’s should be a good one.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

amazing diving & underwater .

Uberfan

Stewart starting to seem like the real deal

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