Watch: Race Videos From Day 1 of the 2018 ACC Men’s Championships

by Robert Gibbs 7

February 21st, 2018 News


  • When: Wednesday, February 21st to Saturday, February 24th | Prelims 10:00am | Finals 6:00pm
  • Where: Greensboro Aquatics Center, Greensboro, NC (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: NC State Wolfpack (results) fix
  • Psych Sheet: here
  • Live Results: here
  • Streaming: WatchESPN (subscription required)
  • Championship Central: here

The abbreviated opening day of the 2018 ACC men’s championships is in the books, and while there were only two races contested, there was no lack of excitement.  Louisville clipped NC State in the medley relay, thanks to a 18.5 anchor leg by Andrej Barna.  The two teams swapped finishing positions in the 800 free relay, with NC State winning by almost four seconds, highlighted by a 1:32 anchor leg from Justin Ress.  Meanwhile, the Virginia men, following up a week which saw the UVA women win the conference championships, finished 3rd in both of tonight’s races, which included a school recorded in the 200 medley relay.

You can watch both races below, and you can read the full Day 1 recap here.

200 Medley Relay

Conference Record: NC State, 1:23.16, 2017
Meet Record: NC State, 1:23.16, 2017
Defending Champion: NC State, 1:23.16

  1. Louisville, 1:23.41
  2. NC State, 1:23.93
  3. Virginia, 1:24.69

Courtesy of UVa Swimming YouTube account

800 Free Relay

Conference Record: NC State, 6:06.53, 2017
Meet Record: NC State, 6:09.82, 2017
Defending Champion: NC State, 6:09.82

  1. NC State, 6:12.92
  2. Louisville, 6:16.88
  3. Virginia, 6:19.80

Courtesy of UVa Swimming YouTube account

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2 years ago

One person from the team in lane 1 jump in the water while the team in lane 8 about to finish the race. Should that be a DQ?

Reply to  Oldswimfan
2 years ago

It seems he got knocked in by his teammate. No harm no foul I guess

Lost In The Sauce
Reply to  Sheman
2 years ago

He was leaning over to high five his teammate and part of the Block handle broke off, causing him to fall in with it :/

Richard Saunders
2 years ago

The second swimmer from NCState jumped – check the footage and the pad

Reply to  Richard Saunders
2 years ago

Official results show 0.36 reaction on 2nd exchange for NC state. Not sure what your looking at, naybe the Louisville swimmer.

2 years ago

Wow, the relay exchanges really were the difference in the medley relay. NC State was clearly swimming faster, but Louisville had aggressive starts that made up for it.

Bon Jovi
Reply to  BSD
2 years ago

dude i’m so hip