The Kentucky women and Louisville men emerged with victories as the intrastate rivals competed today in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Louisville men blasted a 1:25 in the 200 medley relay as the Cardinal men took down the Missouri Tigers 199-101, despite missing the Albiero family.
The Notre Dame women and the Louisville men came out on top in a pair of back-and-forth contests between ACC rivals over the weekend.
US Olympian Cody Miller is one of several US National Team members racing here this evening, and has the top seed in the 100 breast.
Louisville and Virginia led all Division I women’s teams with 16 First-Team Selections, while Texas led on the Division I men’s side with 17.
Louisville returns more individual points, but freshmen, transfers, and returning redshirts means that NC State is ready for yet another ACC title.
Albiero talked about how the delay of the Olympics until 2021 impacts him and his athletes, the process of returning to practice, and much more.
While it’s tragic that the 2020 NCAA season ended this way, the season we did have was filled with amazing individual and team performances.
“The fear is I don’t know that we have any answers right now,” Albiero said regarding the training plan for his athletes moving forward.
Despite his multitude of accomplishments, Albiero is not above helping “change the pool,” in other words, moving lane lines.
We saw Day 4 of racing pick up, with some very exciting swims to end the conference championship weekend on a high note.
Louisville Junior Nick Albiero blasted a 1:38.65 in the final of the men’s 200 yard butterfly to both defend his title from 2019 and lower the meet record.
Louisville junior Nick Albiero became the 4th-fastest performer all-time in the 200 yard fly with his 3rd-straight ACC title tonight in Greensboro.
At this point, NC State looks like to be a lock for their 6th-straight team title, but there’s still plenty of great racing ahead of us this evening.
This morning NC State, Virginia, Louisville, and Virginia Tech accounted for 23 out of 32 possible A-final spots tonight.