The first full day of the 2020 ACC men’s championships gets underway this morning in Greensboro with prelims of the 500 free, the 200 IM, and the 50 free.
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.
The NC State men and women each won by wide margins over Virginia Tech, the school where Wolfpack head coach Braden Holloway was at before NC State.
Kylee Alons had a pair of highlight swims for the Wolfpack as the NC State men and women beat ACC rival UNC on the road.
MJ Mao will be going for the breastroke sweep tonight after winning the 100 breast yesterday and putting up the fastest 200 time in this morning’s prelims.
Fans in Greensboro might be watching some nation-leading swims tonight from the likes of Beata Nelson and Coleman Stewart.
Beata Nelson was 50-point in the 100 fly and 100 back. Arizona State sophomore Cody Bybee hit lifetime-bests in a tough 100 fly/200 free double in prelims.
Kylee Alons and Coleman Stewart each earned individual three wins — in the exact same events — as the NC State men and women each down South Carolina.
Noah Hensley, who has been granted an extra season of NCAA eligibility, has been named as 1 of 7 captains for the 2019-2020 season.
Erika Brown and Ryan Held won the 50 free titles tonight and now rank #3 among Americans in the event. This was Brown’s first ever national title.
Tonight’s session features finals of the 400 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and men’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay.
Aussie Elijah Winnington will contest in the 400 free prelims while 200 breast champ Reece Whitley and WUGs champ Ian Finnerty will meet in the 100 breast.
Today’s morning session begins with heats of the 200 fly and 100 free, and timed finals of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free.
The Wolfpack tied for first in the men’s 200 free, with Eric Knowles and Zach Brown both touching in 1:49.87
25-year-old Nathan Lile of the Gamecocks won two of the four sprint titles contested on the third night of the 2019 Charlotte Ultra Meet.