We’ve got the closest men’s ACC Championships in years, with a three-team race that could come down to the final relay tonight in Greensboro.
The final morning of the 2021 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships consists of heats of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.
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.
Emma Atkinson posted a school and pool record-breaking 200 back (1:52.71) at the final dual of the Hokies Belt Challenge, won by team Orange.
After Dual Meet #2, Team Orange now leads in overall point scores over Team Maroon. Dual Meet #3 on October 24th will decide the Hokies Belt Challenge winner.
After the first of 3 intrasquad meets over the next month, the Orange and White teams are tied in the battle for the honorary team belt.
While most of Sweden’s Olympic-caliber swimmers didn’t participate, there were a few good swims put up in the first two-week period of the program.
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.
The last prelims session of the 2020 ACC Championships will feature defending champions in three of the four events being contested.
The first full finals session the 2020 ACC men’s championships will feature the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and the 200 free relay.
The first full day of the 2020 ACC men’s championships gets underway this morning in Greensboro with prelims of the 500 free, the 200 IM, and the 50 free.
NC State is still the favorite, but key losses across the conference will give underclassmen a chance to step up & make an impact across the board this year.
Sam Tornqvist set a new Pool Record in the 200 back. His 1:41.70 was within a second of his best and eclipsed the 6-year-old record by a second.
Virginia Tech’s Blake Manoff had a huge swim in the 200 free. The lone man in the race dropped nearly 2.5 seconds off his lifetime best, clocking a 1:33.68.