The first of several highly anticipated showdowns between Olympic hopefuls Claire Curzan and Torri Huske happened this morning in the 100 free prelims.
On their third attempt in less than 48 hours, the UNC men’s 200 medley relay of Burhans, Abaliksta, Poelke, and Messenger broke the program record at 1:24.23.
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.
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.
Abaliksta swept the breaststroke events, hitting a 52.66 in the 100 and a 1:55.47 in the 200, coming just tenths off of season bests in both.
In a battle of ACC opponents, the Virginia Cavalier men and women each won against the UNC Tar Heels, with the men’s outcome decided by the final relay.
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.
NC State Coleman Stewart will be going for the double victory in the 100 fly and the 100 back tonight, one of three men who will be in both A-finals.
Casey Storch will be among the men in the hunt for the 400 IM title on the third day of the 2020 Men’s ACC Swimming and Diving Championships.
Alyssa Marsh split 22.0 fly on the medley, while UNC’s Caroline Hauder dropped a 59.2 100 breast. Meanwhile, the UNC men controlled the meet and won.