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.
The Virginia Tech men hung on to narrowly defeat Virginia at home, while the Cavalier women topped the Hokies by 70 points.
National Age Group Record-holder Carles Coll has signed a NLI to swim at Virginia Tech beginning in the fall of 2020.
The Virginia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened the 2019-20 season in decisive fashion, defeating George Washington on both sides.
The Virginia Tech men and women defeated George Washington on both sides. Tech’s men claimed a 203-87 win while the women topped the Colonials 208-87.
USA Swimming has released its National Junior Team roster for the 2019-2020 season, headed by top 25 world rankers Justina Kozan and Jake Foster.
Arens dropped nearly four seconds in a day Thursday to go 2:25.80; Foster dropped over two seconds on the day to go 2:11.01.