Tonight’s action will feature a battle between ACC Record holder Hennessey Stuart and Championship Record holder Grigory Tarasevich in the 200 back, but Robert Owen may also challenge for the title in that event.
The final preliminary session of the 2017 men’s ACC Championships is upon us, with heats of four events followed by timed final heats of the 1650 free and qualifying rounds of platform diving. NC State has a commanding 100-point lead over Louisville, but competition is still very live for spots #3-#12.
NC State and Louisville battled for the gold, with just .12 separating them at the finish. During the entire duration of the race, they were never separated by more than 3 tenths of a second.
NC State will be looking to build its lead tonight after putting 11 swimmers into A-finals this morning.
Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich and Carlos Claverie will try to snap the NC State Wolfpack’s event-winning streak in Atlanta.
The 500 free will feature a battle between 2 Olympic distance swimmers, Louisville’s Marcelo Acosta and NC State’s Anton Ipsen, who will be chasing Matt McLean’s Meet Record from 2009.
The 2017 Men’s ACC Championships kick off today at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, GA. Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
The biggest difference maker came on the backstroke leg, as freshman Coleman Stewart blazed his way to a 20.97 to give them the early lead.
The Wolfpack men are on the prowl for their third-straight ACC championship, and it doesn’t seem likely that anyone will be nipping too closely at their tails.
Blake Pieroni had a pair of wins as the Indiana Hoosier men continued their unbeaten streak in dual meets this season with a decisive win over Louisville.
On the women’s side, breaststroker Andee Cottrell took on an individual triple, collecting a pair of wins and a 2nd place finish.
It’s still a dogfight at the top, with defending champs Texas playing their cards closer to the vest, California exploding at the Georgia Invite and NC State continuing to swim good opponents very tough.
Breaststroker Carlos Claverie was a key player for the Cardinals on the men’s side, sweeping his specialty breaststroke races against Missouri All-American Fabian Schwingenschloegl.
Tonight, we’ll crown the world champions in the men’s 400 free, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 free relay, as well as the women’s 200 free, 400 IM, and 400 free relay.
Hoy empezó el campeonato mundial de la FINA y el primer día de la natación.