By Chandler Brandes, ACC Beat Writer
The final night of the 2016 ACC Men’s Swimming Championships in Greensboro was just as fast as the rest of the weekend. Five meet records, three conference records, and four pool records fell on the last day of competition.
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NC State’s Anton Ipsen dominated the men’s mile, winning in 14:44.96. This is the sophomore’s second-straight win in the event and his fourth individual ACC title.
1. Anton Ipsen (14:44.96), NC State
2. Adam Linker (14:51.47), NC State
3. Sam Magnan (15:06.45), Virginia
Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich had a strong second half to take the win in 1:39.28 after finishing second in 2015. The junior’s time clipped the meet and conference record of 1:39.37 set by Hennessey Stuart last year.
1. Grigory Tarasevich (1:39.28), Louisville
2. Hennessey Stuart (1:39.58), NC State
3. Justin Ress (1:40.57), NC State
Florida State’s Connor Kalisz won the B-Final in 1:42.17 and Notre Dame’s Bogac Ayhan took the C-Final in 1:44.62.
NC State’s Ryan Held led the Wolfpack sweep in a swift 41.69. His time broke the meet and conference record set by his teammate Simonas Bilis this morning. This is the sophomore’s second individual ACC title of the weekend.
1. Ryan Held (41.69), NC State
2. Simonas Bilis (42.16), NC State
3. Soeren Dahl (42.85), NC State
NC State’s Andreas Schiellerup claimed the B-Final in 43.22 and North Carolina’s Logan Heck won the C-Final in 43.47.
Virginia Tech’s Brandon Fiala won in 1:52.87 after finishing fifth in the event last year. His time clipped his own meet record he set this morning by .09 and also set a new pool record. This is the junior’s second individual ACC title of the weekend.
1. Brandon Fiala (1:52.87), Virginia Tech
2. Yannick Kaeser (1:53.41), Virginia
3. Carlos Claverie (1:53.77), Louisville
Georgia Tech’s Alexander Kimpel crushed the B-Final in 1:55.98 and North Carolina’s Dalton Shaw won the C-Final in 1:58.91.
After finishing second last year, NC State’s Christian McCurdy won the event tonight in 1:41.42. The senior broke the ACC meet and conference record of 1:41.66 set in 2015, and his time was also a new pool record.
1. Christian McCurdy (1:41.42), NC State
2. Zach Harting (1:42.95), Louisville
3. Ben Colley (1:43.55), North Carolina
Virginia Tech’s Norbert Szabo won the B-Final in 1:44.32 and Duke’s Michael Miller dominated the C-Final in 1:44.44.
400 Free Relay
NC State’s Bilis (41.76), Held (41.63), Joseph Bonk (42.69), and Dahl (42.45) dominated the final event of the weekend in 2:48.52. Their time broke the meet and pool record and was the fourth Wolfpack relay win of the weekend.
Notre Dame’s Justin Plaschka (43.05), Daniel Speers (42.59), Tabahn Afrik (43.09), and Reed Fujan (43.45) took second in 2:52.18, and North Carolina’s Sam Lewis (43.28), Logan Heck (42.96), Nicolas Graesser (43.43), and Ben Colley (43.45) finished third in 2:53.12.
1. NC State-1402
3. North Carolina-897.5
4. Virginia Tech-892
5. Georgia Tech-776
7. Notre Dame-678
9. Florida State-606
11. Boston College-192