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2021 ACC Men’s Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

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2021 ACC Men’s Swimming Championships

  • When: Wednesday, February 24th to Saturday, February 27th Prelims 10:00 am | Finals 6:00 pm (1650 prelims Saturday at 4:00 pm)
  • Where: Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: North Carolina State University (NC State) (29x, 6th-straight) (results)
  • Streaming: ACC Network
  • Championship Central: Here
  • Detailed Timeline: Here
  • Psych Sheets: Here
  • Live Results
  • Thursday Prelims Heat Sheet

The second night of the 2021 ACC Men’s Championships will consist of finals of the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free, as well as timed finals of the 200 free relay.

The 500 free will feature three NC State swimmers, including top Ross Dant and 2019 champion Eric Knowles. The pair will be looking to hold off a field that includes last year’s 2nd and 3rd place finishers, Virginia’s Jack Walker and Notre Dame’s Jack Hoagland.

Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis took the top seed in the 200 IM this morning as the only man under 1:44. He won this event in 2019 and finished 2nd last year, and he’s on form, he should be the favorite to win.

Louisville Cardinals will fill half of the lanes in tonight’s 50 free A-final, and Haridi Sameh will swim in lane 4 after putting up the fastest time of the morning with a 19.14. He’s likely to face a challenge from UVA freshman Matt Brownstead, who had the fastest time in the conference this season coming into today, and Pitt’s Blaise Vera, who sports a lifetime best of 19.10 from the fall of 2019.

The session will wrap up with the 200 free relay. With four 50 free A-finalists, plus Nick Albiero available, the Cardinals are looking like the favorites to win, although obviously nothing is guaranteed, especially after the speed explosion we saw in the 200 medley relay last night. It’s worth mentioning that the last time a team besides NC State or Florida State won this event was 2011, when Duke won.

Scores After Day 1 (Including All Diving)

While the live results currently only include the 3m diving event, Meet Mobile (and our math) shows that this is what the team scores look currently with all three diving events and the first two relays all taken into account:

  1. UNC – 304
  2. Virginia Tech – 249
  3. Louisville – 238
  4. Miami (FL) – 207
  5. FSU – 205
  6. Georgia Tech – 191
  7. NC State – 174
  8. Duke – 152
  9. Pitt – 120
  10. UVA – 106
  11. Notre Dame – 82
  12. Boston College – 66

500 Free – Finals

  • ACC Record – 4:09.13, Anton Ipsen (NC State), 2018
  • ACC Meet Record – 4:10.00, Matt McLean (Virginia), 2010
  • 2020 Champion – Zach Yeadon (Notre Dame), 4:10.39

200 IM – Finals

  • ACC Record – 1:39.35, Andreas Vazaois (NC State), 2019
  • Meet Record – 1:41.24, Andreas Vazaois (NC State), 2017
  • 2020 Champion – Ted Schubert (Virginia) – 1:43.09

50 Free – Finals

  • ACC record – 18.56, Ryan Held (NC State), 2017
  • Meet Record – 18.68, Ryan Held (NC State), 2018
  • 2020 Champion –Nyls Korstanje (NC State), 19.25

200 Free Relay – Timed Finals

  • ACC record – 1:14.50, NC State, 2018
  • Meet Record – 1:15.34, NC State, 2018
  • 2020 Champion – Florida State, 1:16.69