Louisville returns more individual points, but freshmen, transfers, and returning redshirts means that NC State is ready for yet another ACC title.
While it’s tragic that the 2020 NCAA season ended this way, the season we did have was filled with amazing individual and team performances.
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.
Virginia Tech sophomore Blake Manoff analyzes his team’s 4th-place overall finish and their prospects for breaking into the top-3 next year.
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.
NC State Coleman Stewart will be going for the double victory in the 100 fly and the 100 back tonight, one of three men who will be in both A-finals.
Casey Storch will be among the men in the hunt for the 400 IM title on the third day of the 2020 Men’s ACC Swimming and Diving Championships.
The swimming side of the 2020 ACC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships gets underway tonight with the 200 medley and 800 free relays.
NC State is still the favorite, but key losses across the conference will give underclassmen a chance to step up & make an impact across the board this year.
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.
This time Manoff dropped almost 2 seconds in the 100 back, time trialing a 46.89. He also went a best time in the 100 fly, beating his time from 2019 NCAAs.
Virginia Tech’s Blake Manoff had a huge swim in the 200 free. The lone man in the race dropped nearly 2.5 seconds off his lifetime best, clocking a 1:33.68.
The Virginia Tech men hung on to narrowly defeat Virginia at home, while the Cavalier women topped the Hokies by 70 points.