A big blow to Cal: Matt Josa was disqualified out of prelims of the 200 IM after going a 1:41.50 that would have qualified him 6th for tonight’s final.
This morning, South Carolina’s Fynn Minuth, teammate Akaram Mahmoud, and Michigan’s Felix Auboeck all broke 4:10, but tonight they’ll be challenged by Townley Haas and Clark Smith, who have also been sub-4:10.
Watch NC State swim a 6:06.53 800 free relay, the swiftest time ever.
Texas will look to defend their title in tonight’s race, with 3 of Team USA’s Olympic gold medalists in the 800 free relay stepping up to the plate for the Longhorns: Townley Haas, Jack Conger, and Clark Smith.
Following day 1 finals at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships, the NC State Wolfpack leads the way after pulling off the upset in the 800 free relay.
If there was any doubt that NC State has evolved beyond just a talented sprint school, tonight eviscerated it. That’s because the Wolfpack themselves eviscerated the fastest time ever done in the 800 free relay to take an early team lead at NCAAs.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy headlines a loaded 100 back field that includes 9 of the top 25 fastest performers of all time.
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.
NC State and Louisville battled for the gold, with just .12 separating them at the finish. During the entire duration of the race, they were never separated by more than 3 tenths of a second.
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.
NC State’s Andreas Vazaios rocked a nation-leading 1:41.25 to reel in a conference title on Tuesday night at the 2017 Men’s ACC Championships.
Ryan Held is the name everyone knows, but NC State has another #1 seed tonight: Greek Olympian Andreas Vazaios in the 200 IM
After a monster 18.15 anchor last night on NC State’s 200 medley relay, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held enters day 2 as the top seed in the individual 50 freestyle event.
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.
NC State junior Andreas Vazaios closed out the 2017 Janis Dowd Nike Cup on a winning note, clocking a personal best 1:43.46 to win the 200 fly.