Louisville Men Break ACC Conference and Meet Record in 200 Medley Relay

Anya Pelshaw
by Anya Pelshaw 3

February 17th, 2022 ACC, College

The Louisville men kicked off night three of the ACC Championships with a meet and conference record in the 200 medley relay swimming to a time of 1:21.84.

The team consisted of Mitchell Whyte, Evgenill Somov, Dalton Lowe, and Abdelrahman Sameh. They broke the previous conference record which was set by Louisville at NCAAs last year in a time of 1:22.11. They also won NCAAs in the event while setting the previous record.

Louisville 2022 Louisville 2021
Mitchell Whyte 20.94 Mitchell Whyte 20.72
Evgenii Somov 22.85 Evgenii Somov 22.87
Dalton Lowe 19.50 Nick Albiero 20.07
Abdelrahman Sameh 18.55 Abdelrahman Sameh 18.45

The biggest difference between the two was the butterfly leg as Lowe was 0.57 seconds faster tonight than Albiero was at NCAAs last year.

They also broke the meet record of 1:22.37 which NC State broke in 2019.

Louisville 2022 NC State 2019
Mitchell Whyte 20.94 Coleman Stewart 20.75
Evgenii Somov 22.85 Daniel Graber 23.27
Dalton Lowe 19.50 Nyls Korstanje 19.81
Abdelrahman Sameh 18.55 Justin Ress 18.54

Notably, the NC State relay was disqualified tonight after an early take-off. NC State had touched second finishing right behind Louisville in a time of 1:21.88 which also would have broken the previous meet and conference record.

The biggest difference between the two records was the breaststroke leg as Somov was 0.42 faster tonight than Graber was in 2019. Elaraby and Ress split almost the exact same 50 freestyle as they were only 0.01 seconds off of each other.

The relay will look to defend their title at NCAAs next month.

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Swammer
5 months ago

Does anyone have the nc state splits besides Curtis?

Entgegen
Reply to  Swammer
5 months ago

If my memory serves me right… but probably wrong. It’s been a while.

20.5
23.6
19.7
18.0

I think?

still love dean farris
5 months ago

This Dalton Lowe guy is crazy

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Anya Pelshaw

Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Government & Law and Economics at Lafayette College. There she is …

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