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.
The story for VT has been the immediate contributions from freshman backstrokers Emma Atkinson and Caroline Bentz and distance specialist Chase Travis.
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.
After the first of 3 intrasquad meets over the next month, the Orange and White teams are tied in the battle for the honorary team belt.
Training as part of the Pinnacle Racing USA Swimming club group, Manoff was one of a handful of swimmers who participated in simulated racing on Saturday in Christiansburg.
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.