The meet primarily features college squads, but there’s a smattering of professionals swimming tonight, including NC State alum Coleman Stewart.
Jack Saunderson of Wolfpack Elite will race against the top finishers from NC State, Virginia Tech, UNC, and Duke in the 100 fly final tonight.
Cal and Texas continue to duel for the nation’s top spot, with veterans like Reece Whitley (pictured) and Drew Kibler leading the way and rookies stepping up.
On day 1 of the Janis Hape Dowd Invite, Alons broke the NC State 100 fly record and Moore posted a faster 500 free than she swam at the 2019 DI NCAA’s.
We’ve got everyone from NAG record holders to college stars to Olympic gold medalist competing at the Greensboro site of the U.S. Open tonight.
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.