2022 ACC SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- When: Tuesday, February 15th to Saturday, February 19th Prelims 10:00am | Finals 6:00 pm (Tuesday 11:00am/4:30pm)
- Where: McAuley Aquatic Center, Atlanta Georgia (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champions
- Streaming: ACC Network
- Championship Central: Here
- Detailed Timeline: Here
- Psych Sheets: Here
- Live Results
- Day 5 Finals Live Recap
The NC State Wolfpack men and Virginia women wrapped up their 2022 ACC Championship titles on Saturday.
For the NC State men, it was their 31st overall ACC title, which is more than any other team has won in any sport in either gender in ACC history.
For the Virginia women, the defending ACC Championships, the victory came with a bigger-than-expected challenge from NC State, a team built for conference championship meets, but ultimately they held on for a 71.5-point margin, which was ultimately “runaway” territory.
- UVA – 1418.5
- NC State – 1347
- Louisville – 1136.5
- UNC – 760
- Duke – 709
- Notre Dame – 651
- Virginia Tech – 636
- Florida State – 549
- Miami (FL) – 411
- Georgia Tech – 407
- Pitt – 328
- Boston College – 178
- NC State – 1501.5
- Louisville – 1192.5
- Virginia Tech – 1054
- UVA – 1041
- Georgia Tech – 742.5
- Florida State – 676
- UNC – 529
- Notre Dame – 474
- Pitt – 431
- Duke – 341
- Boston College – 195.5
- Miami (FL) – 116
More race videos, including other heats, are available on the Virginia Swimming YouTube Channel.
WOMEN’S 1650 – TIMED FINALS
- Liberty Williams (Louisville) – 15:43.21
- Chase Travis (Virginia Tech) – 16:00.54
- Maddie Donohoe (Virginia) – 16:03.28
Louisville sophomore Liberty Williams absolutely crushed this swim, apparently by humming a song by Peach Pit throughout much of the race, according to her post-race interview. Last year, she took 2nd in 16:05.56. Tonight, she won in 15:43.21, over two seconds faster than the winning time by Paige Madden last year. Williams currently has the 2nd-fastest time in the nation this season, just behind the 15:42.37 Kristen Stege of Tennessee swam earlier this evening at the SEC Championships.
That’s the first ACC title in this event for Louisville, and it’s the first time in ten years that a school other than Virginia or NC State claimed this title.
Fast Heat not available.
MEN’S 1650 – TIMED FINALS
- NCAA ‘A’ Cut – 14:27.93
- 2021 NCAA Invite Time – 15:01.33
- NCAA ‘B’ Cut – 15:01.33
- Meet Record – 14:27.93, Zach Yeadon (Notre Dame), 2020
- Conference Record – 14:24.43, Anton Ipsen (NC State), 2018
- Will Gallant (NC State) – 14:33.40
- Ross Dant (NC State) – 14:36.72
- Mert Kilavuz (Georgia Tech) – 14:43.26
Indiana transfer Will Gallant stormed to an individual title in his first ACC 1650 as a member of the NC State Wolfpack. His time of 14:33.40 moves him up to #2 in the nation, behind only Florida’s Bobby Finke.
WOMEN’S 200 BACK – FINALS
- Reilly Tiltmann (Virginia) – 1:50.49
- Emma Muzzy (NC State) – 1:50.62
- Emma Atkinson (Virginia Tech) – 1:50.64
The three women who ultimately finished in the top three were side by side with about 40 yards to go, and they remained next to each other as they lunged for the wall.
Tiltmann snapped a three-year winning streak by Muzzy. A Virginia or NC State swimmers has won this event every since 2011. Last year, Atkinson finished 4th in 1:51.64, and Tiltmann took 5th in 1:52.53.
MEN’S 200 BACK – FINALS
- Samuel Torqnvist (Virginia Tech) – 1:39.20
- Jack Aikins (Virginia) – 1:39.53
- Hunter Tapp (NC State) – 1:39.60
Virginia Tech fifth year Samuel Törnqvist captured his first individual ACC title in his very last swim, splitting 25.29 on the last 50 to storm home and win in 1:39.20. That appears to be the fastest time in the country, surpassing Destin Lasco’s 1:39.24.
WOMEN’S 100 FREE – FINALS
- Kate Douglass (Virginia) – 46.81
- Gretchen Walsh (Virginia) – 46.86
- Katharine Berkoff (NC State) – 46.89
Kate Douglass defended her title in this event, but it was no walk in the park.
The UVA junior got her hand on the wall first, winning in 46.81. Walsh took 2nd in 46.86, and Berkoff took 3rd in 46.89.
MEN’S 100 FREE – FINALS
- Youssef Ramadan (Virginia Tech) – 41.76
- Matthew King (Virgina) – 41.89
- Connor Boyle (Virginia) – 42.09
In a heartfelt interview post-race, Ramadan thanked his teammates for their support, explaining “I’m a weird dude sometimes,” a remark which probably many swimmers can relate to.
Only 0.16s separated 3rd from 8th.
WOMEN’S 200 BREAST – FINALS
Top 3 –
- Alex Walsh (Virginia) – 2:03.02
- Sophie Hansson (NC State) – 2:03.75
- Ella Nelson (Virginia) – 2:04.95
Sheesh. Last year, Alex Walsh finished 3rd in the 200 back at ACCs. Today, starting in the slowest heat in prelims, she ended up winning this event with the 3rd-fastest swim ever, breaking the ACC record in the process.
MEN’S 200 BREAST – FINALS
- Carles Coll Marti (Virginia Tech) – 1:51.69
- Denis Petrashov (Louisville) – 1:51.89
- Caio Pumputis (Georgia Tech) – 1:52.19
Virgina Tech is getting used to standing on the top of the podium tonight. Sophomore Carles Coll Marti moved up from his 7th place last year to grab his second individual title of the week, winning with a 1:51.69.
Louisville’s Denis Petrashov did his best to make up for defending champion Evgenii Somov’s absence from the A-final, taking 2nd in 1:51.89.
WOMEN’S 400 FREE RELAY – TIMED FINALS
- Virginia – 3:08.22
- NC State – 3:10.27
- Louisville – 3:10.89
The Virginia women completed the relay sweep en route to their third-straight conference title, combining for a 3:08.22
Kate Douglass led off in 47.02, just a bit off of her individual time earlier tonight. Alex Walsh split 46.72 after swimming the 3rd-fastest performance ever in the 200 breast. 200 backstroke champion Reilly Tiltmann split 48.13, and Gretchen Walsh anchored in 46.35.
MEN’S 400 FREE RELAY – TIMED FINALS
- NC State – 2:46.18
- Virginia – 2:46.45
- Virginia Tech – 2:48.03
Last one, fast one. NC State went out on top, winning the marquee 400 free relay with a time that was faster than what it took to win last year’s NCAA title in this event.
Luke Miller led off in 41.75, half a second faster than his time from the individual final tonight. Bartosz Piszczorowicz split 41.45, Noah Henderson followed with a 41.64, and Hunter Tapp anchored in 41.37, touching in 2:46.18.