On their third attempt in less than 48 hours, the UNC men’s 200 medley relay of Burhans, Abaliksta, Poelke, and Messenger broke the program record at 1:24.23.
The Louisville Cardinals are the defending champions, or have the highest returner, in five of six events on the 3rd day of the 2021 ACC Men’s Championships.
Four of the five events this morning at the 2021 ACC Championships will feature Louisville Cardinals as the highest-returners from last year’s championships.
Pro Michael Chadwick threw down a speedy 42.0 in the prelims of the 100 free this morning, but we should be in for some fast swimming from college stars too.
Jack Saunderson of Wolfpack Elite will race against the top finishers from NC State, Virginia Tech, UNC, and Duke in the 100 fly final tonight.
Fresh off the ISL season, Justin Ress will swim the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back at the UNC Invite with Wolfpack Elite.
The final session of the 2020 U.S. Open gets underway this morning with timed finals of the 1500 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and the 200 fly.
Emma Atkinson posted a school and pool record-breaking 200 back (1:52.71) at the final dual of the Hokies Belt Challenge, won by team Orange.
After Dual Meet #2, Team Orange now leads in overall point scores over Team Maroon. Dual Meet #3 on October 24th will decide the Hokies Belt Challenge winner.
Virginia Tech’s Blake Manoff swam to a lifetime best in the 100 free. Manoff led prelims with a 42.64. That moves him up to 33rd in the nation.
At this point, NC State looks like to be a lock for their 6th-straight team title, but there’s still plenty of great racing ahead of us this evening.
This morning NC State, Virginia, Louisville, and Virginia Tech accounted for 23 out of 32 possible A-final spots tonight.
The last prelims session of the 2020 ACC Championships will feature defending champions in three of the four events being contested.
Sam Tornqvist set a new Pool Record in the 200 back. His 1:41.70 was within a second of his best and eclipsed the 6-year-old record by a second.
The NC State men and women each won by wide margins over Virginia Tech, the school where Wolfpack head coach Braden Holloway was at before NC State.