The Louisville Cardinals and NC State Wolfpack ended an exciting four days of racing with a 400 free relay that would decide the 2021 conference champs.
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.
It’s getting increasingly crowded at the top of the ACC, but the NC State men should win their 7th-straight title this week in Greensboro.
Torri Huske and Jack Aikins won the individual high point awards, while the TAC Titans and SwimAtlanta won the women and men’s team titles.
NC State’s depth was on display in a 190.5-107.5 win over ACC rival Virginia, as eight different men earned individual wins for the Wolfpack.
In the 200 free, Alons won by over four full seconds, charging to a 1:47.76. In the 200 back, she was again first by over four seconds, clocking a 1:55.59.
The combined results of the multi-site 18 & Under Winter Championships have been finalized, capping a virtual win for North Carolina’s TAC Titans.
The rankings aren’t final, as meet results are still trickling into the database. But the qualifying period has closed on the virtual Junior Championships.
The meet primarily features college squads, but there’s a smattering of professionals swimming tonight, including NC State alum Coleman Stewart.
Jack Saunderson of Wolfpack Elite will race against the top finishers from NC State, Virginia Tech, UNC, and Duke in the 100 fly final tonight.
Cal and Texas continue to duel for the nation’s top spot, with veterans like Reece Whitley (pictured) and Drew Kibler leading the way and rookies stepping up.
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.
Louisville returns more individual points, but freshmen, transfers, and returning redshirts means that NC State is ready for yet another ACC title.
Our top four classes are unbelievably loaded, including a World Champs silver medalist and a World Junior champ, among many others.