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 pre-cut ACC men’s psych sheets are out, allowing us to glean a couple interesting pieces of information before the swimming begins next week.
The Texas Longhorns are still waiting on Austin Katz to perform to previous levels, but if he does, the ceiling for the Texas men is a national championship.
Pro Michael Chadwick threw down a speedy 42.0 in the prelims of the 100 free this morning, but we should be in for some fast swimming from college stars too.
Berkoff’s within a second of her lifetime best, a 1:50.13 from early 2019; that will likely go down tonight based on how she’s looked this weekend.
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.
AAC 200 fly champion Adam Mahler will transfer to the University of North Carolina after one season at East Carolina.
Sam Long from 757 Swim has committed to swim for the University of North Carolina beginning in the fall of 2020.
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.
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.
Alex Mays from Maryville, Tennessee has committed to the Tar Heels for 2019-20.
For Patrick Henry, it was their 4th-straight state title.
Paez, a 2-time NCAA qualifier, smashed her own Duke school record by over a second and likely secured an invite to the 2018 NCAA meet.
NC State’s Mason Revis notched a new personal best to win the 500 free, turning in a 4:26.30 to win it ahead of UNC’s Nick Palmer (4:27.64).