9th-seeded Justin Ress has scratched the 200 backstroke in favor of the 100 freestyle at day 3 prelims, and he gets some instant help as 9-seed Matt McHugh has scratched the event.
An unshaved Dressel cranked out an 18.46 to win the SEC Championship title, and put up blistering relays splits of 17.86 and 17.90 to lead the Gators to victory.
Tonight’s action will feature a battle between ACC Record holder Hennessey Stuart and Championship Record holder Grigory Tarasevich in the 200 back, but Robert Owen may also challenge for the title in that event.
The 500 free will feature a battle between 2 Olympic distance swimmers, Louisville’s Marcelo Acosta and NC State’s Anton Ipsen, who will be chasing Matt McLean’s Meet Record from 2009.
The 2017 Men’s ACC Championships kick off today at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, GA. Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
The battle between the NC State and Virginia women came down to the very end of the meet on Saturday, as the Wolfpack secured victory by 6 points with their win in the 200 free relay.
Held was the only man under 20 seconds today, clocking a 19.46 victory ahead of Wisconsin’s Cannon Clifton (20.26).
The NC State Wolfpack will be looking to bust through into the top 3 at NCAAs after a somewhat disappointing 4th place finish last year.
NC State’s Hennessey Stuart scored two best times at the GCY Sprint & Distance Meet last weekend in Greensboro.
The team race intensifies as NC state slightly out swims Texas during the Thursday morning session of the 2016 NCAA DI Championships.
Wolfpack swimmer Andreas Schiellerup was part of last night’s thrilling 50 yard freestyle final at the ACC Championships.
VT junior Brandon Fiala nabbed a new pool and meet record, scoring a 51.86 100 breaststroke swim to take the ACC’s top seed.
Soeren Dahl and the NC State Wolfpack look to defend two ACC relay titles on night 1 as the Pack looks for a second-straight ACC team title.
North Carolina State’s Alexia Zevnik leads the pack in the 200 IM on the opening session of the 2015 Janis Dowd Nike Cup hosted by University of North Carolina at Chapel, NC.
NC State (shown here celebrating a big relay last season) now has the depth to put four swimmers under 19 seconds on the 200 free relay, including newly-found 18-second leadoff man Simonas Bilis.