Zach Yeadon Shares Tough Note Dame Distance Set (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.

ACC VS BIG TEN COLLEGE CHALLENGE

After the first day of competition at the ACC vs Big Ten College Challenge at Purdue, the women’s meet looks to be all but decided and the men’s is still very much up for grabs.

The Big Ten women lead the ACC 123-44, while the men hold a three-point advantage of 85-82. This morning’s schedule will have the 200 medley relay open things up and the 400 free relay close things off, with the 1000 free, 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 fly, 50 free and 200 IM being contested individually.

On day 1 nearly every event was won it was stood up to be the fastest time in the NCAA so far this season. For a full event-by-event recap, click here.

SCORES AFTER DAY 1

WOMEN: BIG TEN 123, ACC 44

MEN: BIG TEN 85, ACC 82

MEN’S 1000 FREE

  1. Ricardo Vargas, B1G, 8:46.64
  2. Zach Yeadon, ACC, 8:51.97
  3. Marcelo Acosta, ACC, 8:56.28

Ricardo Vargas dropped a massive swim of 8:46.64 to win the men’s 1000 for the Big Ten, improving on his 8:56.41 from Michigan’s tri-meet with Iowa and Denver (that previously stood as the top time in the NCAA). Vargas broke free from Zach Yeadon of the ACC around the halfway mark to take the win.

Yeadon, who previously was ranked 3rd in the nation at 8:58.55, dropped down to 8:51.97 to take 2nd, and Marcelo Acosta had a strong showing of 8:56.28 to give the ACC a 2-3 finish. Felix Auboeck, the winner of the 500 last night, was 4th in 9:00.95.

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Papa

Speaks with such a level of charisma that I could listen to him speak about swimming all day long and forget I have a stats exam

ACC Dad

All that charisma and hard work must be paying off with times like these!! I also liked the fact he shook the hands of all competitors after his swims this weekend. True sportsmanship.

Possibly 3:10?

What do you suppose the interval on the 300’s was? 3:15?

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