NC State didn’t take any top seeds this morning, but will have 16 finalists across tonight’s three individual events, including four in the 500 free A-final.
We kick off this morning with the 500 free, where 2019 NCAA runner-up Paige Madden leads the Virginia Cavaliers into heats.
NC State’s massive 200 IM (7 total scorers; 2 A finalists) buoyed them to the best prelims showing on day 2, piling up 16 individual scoring swims tonight.
The ACC postseason gets underway this evening in Greensboro with the 200 medley relay, 1m diving finals, and the 800 free relay, along with men’s 3m diving.
For 10 of the past 12 years, the University of Virginia women’s won the team title at the ACC Championships. Only in 2017 and 2019 did they place second.
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.
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.
Julie Meynen, an Auburn senior, tore to a 47.89 in the 100 free this morning, marking her 3rd fastest flat-start performance of her career.
Fans in Greensboro might be watching some nation-leading swims tonight from the likes of Beata Nelson and Coleman Stewart.
Beata Nelson and Nyls Korstanje highlighted this morning’s prelims, but there should be plenty of opportunities for more fast swims this evening.
Nick Alexander clocked a nation-leading time in the 200 back as the Missouri men and women defeated Arkansas, Kentucky, and NC State over the two-day meet.
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.
NC State has immense relay potential, with young stars in back (freshman Katharine Berkoff) and breast (sophomore Sophie Hansson) plus elite free sprinters.
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.
Tonight’s session features finals of the women’s 1500 freestyle, men’s and women’s 200 IM, men’s 800 freestyle, and men’s and women’s 50 freestyle.