Bilis, Fiala Break Records During Men’s ACC Championship Prelims

Photo Courtesy: NC State Athletics

By Chandler Brandes, ACC Beat Writer

The final morning session of the 2016 Men’s ACC Swimming and Diving Championships started off fast. NC State’s Simonas Bilis broke his own 100 free conference record by .01 and was under his old meet record he set last year. Virginia Tech’s Brandon Fiala broke the meet record in the 200 breast set in 2014, and isn’t too far off the conference record.

NC State’s Hennessey Stuart also broke the pool record in the 200 back, and is getting closer to his own ACC meet and conference record.

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Below are the top 8 qualifiers in each event for the A final.

200 Back

1. Hennessey Stuart (1:39.76), NC State
2. Grigory Tarasevich (1:40.33), Louisville
3. Aaron Greene (1:40.94), Louisville
4. Justin Ress (1:41.29), NC State
5. Robert Owen (1:41.36), Virginia Tech
6. Nicolas Graesser (1:41.42), North Carolina
7. Nolan Tesone (1:41.66), Louisville
8. Rob Whitacre (1:42.17), Notre Dame

100 Free

1. Simonas Bilis (41.77), NC State
2. Ryan Held (42.56), NC State
3. Joseph Bonk (42.92), NC State
4. Youssef Hammoud (42.93), Georgia Tech
5. Soeren Dahl (43.01), NC State
6. Justin Plaschka (43.14), Notre Dame
7. Trevor Carroll (43.20), Louisville
8. Jason McCormick (43.21), Florida State

200 Breast

1. Brandon Fiala (1:52.96), Virginia Tech
2. Moises Loschi (1:54.95), Georgia Tech
3. Yannick Kaeser (1:55.13), Virginia
4. Jason Coombs (1:55.28), Florida State
5. Carlos Claverie (1:56.32), Louisville
6. Kurt Wohlrab (1:56.41), North Carolina
7. Patrik Schwarzenbach (1:56.45), NC State
8. Michael McBryan (1:56.54), North Carolina

200 Fly

1. Christian McCurdy (1:43.03), NC State
2. Zachary Fong (1:44.23), Virginia
3. Zach Harting (1:44.40), Louisville
4. Austin Snyder (1:44.43), NC State
5. Ben Colley (1:44.71), North Carolina
6. Thaxter Hensley (1:44.74), Florida State
6. Joshua Quallen (1:44.74), Louisville
8. Matthew Grauslys (1:44.82), Notre Dame

Men’s ACC Saturday Prelims Up/Middle/Down

TeamA-FinalB-FinalC-FinalTotal
Virginia2439
North Carolina4329
NC State94215
Louisville73212
Duke0448
Florida State3159
Notre Dame36413
Virginia Tech2248
Georgia Tech25310
Pitt 0033
Boston College0000

Finals will begin at 6 p.m. EST.

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Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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