Justin Ress tuned up for the U.S. Olympic Trials with two huge personal bests, including the #2 time among all Americans this season in the 100 back.
On their third attempt in less than 48 hours, the UNC men’s 200 medley relay of Burhans, Abaliksta, Poelke, and Messenger broke the program record at 1:24.23.
The Louisville Cardinals are the defending champions, or have the highest returner, in five of six events on the 3rd day of the 2021 ACC Men’s Championships.
Four of the five events this morning at the 2021 ACC Championships will feature Louisville Cardinals as the highest-returners from last year’s championships.
Abaliksta swept the breaststroke events, hitting a 52.66 in the 100 and a 1:55.47 in the 200, coming just tenths off of season bests in both.
The UNC Tar Heels swept the South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday, each team winning 10 events. Both UNC 400 medley relays improved their season bests as well.
In a battle of ACC opponents, the Virginia Cavalier men and women each won against the UNC Tar Heels, with the men’s outcome decided by the final relay.
The meet primarily features college squads, but there’s a smattering of professionals swimming tonight, including NC State alum Coleman Stewart.
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.
The Tar Heel men kept it close against the Wolfpack, winning a fair share of the events, including both relays to open and close the meet.
The incoming freshman class for NCAA swimming & diving is deep with distance swimmers, including 15:03 miler Lleyton Plattel.
Sam Long from 757 Swim has committed to swim for the University of North Carolina beginning in the fall of 2020.
Curzan has only been quicker once before this, a 57.87 from this past summer that sits just off of Torri Huske’s 57.71 15-16 NAG record.
Hoover, who came into the meet with a best of 44.43, took almost 1.5 seconds off his best to break the State Record set by Tim Connery at the 1A-2A state meet
Perry Becker from Raleigh’s Sanderson High School and YMCA of the Triangle Area has verbally committed to UNC for 2020-21.