King is the heavy favorite at this point, but Minnesota’s Kierra Smith, a Canadian Olympian, shouldn’t be counted out. With her killer back-half speed, Smith could possibly pull off an upset.
The 100 breaststroke will be a chance to watch the fastest yards swimmer in history fight to break 56, while a tight field behind her will battle for second-place points.
NC State’s Alexia Zevnik will be looking for her third individual win, which would likely sew up the conference’s Swimmer of the Year honor, as all the other candidates have already lost an individual race.
Middle distance freestylers Mallory Comerford (Louisville) and Leah Smith (Virginia) battle again in the individual 200 yard free on Day Three Finals of the 2017 Women’s ACC Championships.
NC State now has the lead in the team standings, but the defending champions from Virginia, who currently sit in 2nd, will look to battle back today.
Action at the 2017 Women’s ACC Championship kicks off tonight in Atlanta, GA, where swimmers will be competing in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
NC State took over the lead after Kayla Brumbaum’s 26.63 breaststroke split, while freshman Ky-lee Perry sealed the deal with a blistering 21.36 anchor split.
Freshman Ky-Lee Perry impressed in the women’s sprints, setting a new Pool Record in the 50 free.
Georgia’s Melanie Margalis will be taking on a double this morning with swims in the 100 breast and 200 IM.
NC State distance standout Anton Ipsen finished out the 2016 NC State GAC Invitational with a blistering 14:39.63 to win the men’s 1650 free.
Day 2 of the 2016 NC State GAC Invitational saw Tennessee Volunteers top the 400 IM on the women’s and men’s sides.
Tennessee All-American Sam McHugh kicked off day 2 of the 2016 NC State GAC Invitational with a dominant swim in the men’s 400 IM prelims.
Anna Shumate of Bishop Ireton High School and Arlington Aquatic Club has verbally committed to North Carolina State University for 2017-18.
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With Alexia Zevnik, Hannah Moore, and Rachel Muller coming off a strong 2016 NCAAs, and Ky-Lee Perry bringing immediate individual scoring potential, NC State should be able to compete for another top 10 finish this season.