Men’s ACC Championships Day 1 Recap: NC State Sweeps First Two Relays

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The NC State Wolfpack began their push towards a third-straight conference title championship Monday afternoon with a narrow victory in the 200 medley relay to open up the men’s ACC championships.

Coleman Stewart (20.97), Derek Hren (23.64) and Soeren Dahl (20.40) were actually well behind Louisville, 1:04.36 to 1:05.01, at the final exchange, but Ryan Held split 18.15 on the final 50 to pass Trevor Carroll and take the win, 1:23.16 to 1:23.34. The times rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the country this season.

The Wolfpack also edged the ACC record in the event, a 1:23.19 set by Hennessey Stuart, Hren, Simonas Bilis and Held last season.

Grigory Tarasevich led off for Louisville in 21.09, and the Cardinals got strong efforts from breaststroker Carlos Claverie (23.36) and butterflyer Josh Quallen (19.91), but Carroll’s anchor split of 18.98 was no match for Held.

Finishing well back in third was Notre Dame’s team of Robert WhitacreTrent JacksonJustin Plaschka and Daniel Speers. Virginia Tech (1:25.05), Florida State (1:25.36), Duke (1:25.70), Georgia Tech (1:25.76) and Virginia (1:25.94) rounded out the top eight.

Event 1  Men 200 Yard Medley Relay
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   Conference: % 1:23.19  2/24/2016 North Carolina State Universit, NCSU-NC
                          H Stuart, D Hren, S Bilis, R Held
     ACC Meet: & 1:23.19  2/24/2016 North Carolina State Universit, NCSU-NC
                          H Stuart, D Hren, S Bilis, R Held
         Pool: * 1:22.28  3/24/2016 Alabama, Alaba
                          C Oslin, P Romanov, L Kaliszak, K Gkolomeev
         NCAA: # 1:22.27  3/29/2013 Michigan, Michi
                          M Ortiz, B Ortiz, S Fletcher, Z Turk
     American: @ 1:22.40  3/27/2015 California, Calif
                          R Murphy, C Katis, J Lynch, T Messerschmidt
   U. S. Open: ! 1:22.27  3/29/2013 Michigan, Michi
                          M Ortiz, B Ortiz, S Fletcher, Z Turk
                 1:25.05  A
                 1:25.86  B
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 NC State                      1:25.33    1:23.16%A       64  
     1) Stewart, Coleman FR           2) r:0.18 Hren, Derek SR        
     3) r:1.45 Dahl, Soeren SR        4) r:0.26 Held, Ryan JR         
    r:+0.62  20.97        44.61 (23.64)
        1:05.01 (20.40)     1:23.16 (18.15)
  2 Louisville                    1:25.06    1:23.34 A       56  
     1) Tarasevich, Grigory SR        2) r:0.14 Claverie, Carlos JR   
     3) r:0.08 Quallen, Joshua SR     4) r:0.23 Carroll, Trevor SR    
    r:+0.53  21.09        44.45 (23.36)
        1:04.36 (19.91)     1:23.34 (18.98)
  3 Notre Dame                    1:27.51    1:24.88 A       54  
     1) Whitacre, Robert JR           2) r:-0.02 Jackson, Trent SR    
     3) r:0.30 Plaschka, Justin JR    4) r:0.12 Speers, Daniel SO     
    r:+0.57  21.87        45.53 (23.66)
        1:06.16 (20.63)     1:24.88 (18.72)
  4 Virginia Tech                 1:27.26    1:25.05 A       52  
     1) Lamparella, Jacob SO          2) r:0.08 Fiala, Brandon SR     
     3) r:0.12 Pierce, Harrison JR    4) r:0.21 Ho, Ian SO            
    r:+0.59  21.98        45.00 (23.02)
        1:05.78 (20.78)     1:25.05 (19.27)
  5 Florida St                    1:25.63    1:25.36 B       50  
     1) Stojmenovic, Stefan SR        2) r:0.27 Coombs, Jason SR      
     3) r:1.86 Kaleoaloha, Kanoa SO   4) r:0.21 Mylin, Chad JR        
    r:+0.71  21.71        45.61 (23.90)
        1:06.47 (20.86)     1:25.36 (18.89)
  6 Duke                          1:26.27    1:25.70 B       48  
     1) Takabayashi, Kazumu SR        2) r:0.12 Kropp, Peter SR       
     3) r:0.14 Miller, Patrick SR     4) r:0.16 Legard, Yusuke SO     
    r:+0.56  21.74        45.06 (23.32)
        1:06.03 (20.97)     1:25.70 (19.67)
  7 Georgia Tech                  1:26.62    1:25.76 B       46  
     1) Correia, Rodrigo SO           2) r:0.21 Loschi, Moises JR     
     3) r:0.13 Southern, Benjamin SR  4) r:0.23 Harasz, Noah JR       
    r:+1.31  21.13        45.29 (24.16)
        1:05.98 (20.69)     1:25.76 (19.78)
  8 Virginia                      1:26.18    1:25.94         44  
     1) Clark, Joseph FR              2) r:-0.01 Albracht, Anthony SO 
     3) r:0.23 Keblish, Bryce SO      4) r:0.17 Lockman, Matthew SR   
    r:+0.60  21.60        45.81 (24.21)
        1:06.54 (20.73)     1:25.94 (19.40)
  9 Pittsburgh                    1:31.15    1:27.50         40  
     1) Machado, Henrique SR          2) r:0.28 Stachel, Nicholas SO  
     3) r:0.19 Larson, Gabriel SR     4) r:0.17 Calegan, Haden SR     
    r:+0.55  21.73        46.16 (24.43)
        1:07.48 (21.32)     1:27.50 (20.02)
 10 Boston College                1:30.85    1:30.41         34  
     1) Williams, Josh SR             2) r:1.66 Cole, Mckenzie JR     
     3) r:0.04 Derdeyn, Colin SO      4) r:0.28 Chamness, Conor SR    
    r:+0.69  23.07        48.17 (25.10)
        1:10.00 (21.83)     1:30.41 (20.41)
 -- UNC                           1:27.60         DQ        
     1) Merrilees, Jorden SR          2) r:0.09 Emslie, Craig JR      
     3) r:0.21 Brocato, Gregory FR    4) r:-0.04 Casey, James JR      
    r:+0.59  21.84        45.26 (23.42)
        1:06.82 (21.56)          DQ (19.36)

Later on in the session, the Wolfpack added a win in the 800 free relay as Andreas Vazaios (1:33.31), Held (1:32.76), Justin Ress (1:32.05) and Dahl (1:31.70) combined to swim a time of 6:09.82. The Wolfpack are the first team to break the 6:10 barrier this season, and their time ranks third all-time.

The only relays that have been faster were Texas’ 6:08.03 at last year’s NCAA championships (the U.S. Open record) and NC State’s 6:09.58 from that same meet that is the current ACC record. That foursome was the same as the one in action Monday only with Vazaios taking over the leadoff leg from the graduated Simonas Bilis. Monday’s time does demolish the ACC meet record of 6:12.76 set by NC State last season.

Louisville finished second for the second time in the session as Mattias Lindenbauer, Carroll, Tarasevich and Zach Harting touched in 6:12.30. North Carolina’s unit of Jorden MerrileesHenry CampbellPhillip Perdue and Michael Meyer grabbed third in 6:19.20.

Finishing fourth through eighth were Notre Dame (6:19.91), Virginia (6:20.98), Virginia Tech (6:24.04), Duke (6:25.65) and Florida State (6:25.83).

Event 3  Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
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   Conference: % 6:09.58  3/23/2016 North Carolina State Universit, NC State-NC
                          S. Bilis, R. Held, J. Ress, S. Dahl
     ACC Meet: & 6:12.76  2/24/2016 North Carolina State Universit, NCSU-NC
                          R Held, S Bilis, J Ress, S Dahl
         Pool: * 6:08.03  3/23/2016 Texas, Texas
                          J Conger, F Haas, C Smith, J Schooling
         NCAA: # 6:08.03  3/23/2016 Texas, Texas
                          J Conger, F Haas, C Smith, J Schooling
     American: @ 6:10.16  3/27/2009 Texas
                          D Walters, R Berens, S Jostes, M Klueh
   U. S. Open: ! 6:08.03  3/23/2016 Texas, Texas
                          J Conger, F Haas, C Smith, J Schooling
                 6:20.67  A
                 6:24.50  B
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 NCSU                          6:20.59    6:09.82&A       64  
     1) Vazaios, Andreas JR           2) r:0.37 Held, Ryan JR         
     3) r:0.19 Ress, Justin SO        4) r:0.45 Dahl, Soeren SR       
    r:+0.68  21.80        45.15 (45.15)
      1:09.13 (1:09.13)   1:33.31 (1:33.31)
        1:53.81 (20.50)     2:17.38 (44.07)
      2:41.53 (1:08.22)   3:06.07 (1:32.76)
        3:26.96 (20.89)     3:50.72 (44.65)
      4:14.44 (1:08.37)   4:38.12 (1:32.05)
        4:59.33 (21.21)     5:23.04 (44.92)
      5:46.26 (1:08.14)   6:09.82 (1:31.70)
  2 Louisville                    6:19.36    6:12.30&A       56  
     1) Lindenbauer, Matthias SR      2) r:0.32 Carroll, Trevor SR    
     3) r:0.26 Tarasevich, Grigory SR 4) r:0.22 Harting, Zach SO      
    r:+0.66  22.37        45.92 (45.92)
      1:09.70 (1:09.70)   1:33.58 (1:33.58)
        1:55.03 (21.45)     2:18.46 (44.88)
      2:42.03 (1:08.45)   3:06.08 (1:32.50)
        3:27.34 (21.26)     3:50.91 (44.83)
      4:14.53 (1:08.45)   4:38.49 (1:32.41)
        4:59.69 (21.20)     5:23.48 (44.99)
      5:47.44 (1:08.95)   6:12.30 (1:33.81)
  3 UNC                           6:28.74    6:19.20 A       54  
     1) Merrilees, Jorden SR          2) r:0.07 Campbell, Henry JR    
     3) r:0.21 Perdue, Philip JR      4) r:0.24 Meyer, Michael SR     
    r:+0.74  22.41        46.13 (46.13)
      1:10.13 (1:10.13)   1:34.18 (1:34.18)
        1:55.17 (20.99)     2:18.59 (44.41)
      2:42.62 (1:08.44)   3:06.99 (1:32.81)
        3:28.49 (21.50)     3:52.95 (45.96)
      4:18.11 (1:11.12)   4:43.87 (1:36.88)
        5:05.62 (21.75)     5:29.95 (46.08)
      5:54.71 (1:10.84)   6:19.20 (1:35.33)
  4 Notre Dame                    6:31.27    6:19.91 A       52  
     1) Fujan, Reed SR                2) r:0.27 Afrik, Tabahn SO      
     3) r:0.33 Jany, Benjamin JR      4) r:0.33 Schultz, Aaron FR     
    r:+0.60  21.72        45.51 (45.51)
      1:09.76 (1:09.76)   1:34.52 (1:34.52)
        1:55.88 (21.36)     2:19.71 (45.19)
      2:44.62 (1:10.10)   3:09.84 (1:35.32)
        3:31.93 (22.09)     3:55.86 (46.02)
      4:20.43 (1:10.59)   4:44.73 (1:34.89)
        5:06.70 (21.97)     5:30.99 (46.26)
      5:55.18 (1:10.45)   6:19.91 (1:35.18)
  5 UVA                           6:23.71    6:20.98 B       50  
     1) Clark, Joseph FR              2) r:0.20 Quinn, Austin SR      
     3) r:0.14 Whiteside, John FR     4) r:0.28 Georgiadis, Peter JR  
    r:+0.63  22.71        46.83 (46.83)
      1:11.41 (1:11.41)   1:36.64 (1:36.64)
        1:58.03 (21.39)     2:22.23 (45.59)
      2:47.06 (1:10.42)   3:12.28 (1:35.64)
        3:33.05 (20.77)     3:56.54 (44.26)
      4:20.61 (1:08.33)   4:45.26 (1:32.98)
        5:06.97 (21.71)     5:30.69 (45.43)
      5:54.57 (1:09.31)   6:20.98 (1:35.72)
  6 VT                            6:35.39    6:24.04 B       48  
     1) Szabo, Norbert SO             2) r:0.32 Owen, Robert SR       
     3) r:0.37 Stacklin, Adam SR      4) r:0.27 Carroll, Hassler FR   
    r:+0.67  21.63        45.41 (45.41)
      1:09.83 (1:09.83)   1:34.53 (1:34.53)
        1:56.11 (21.58)     2:20.04 (45.51)
      2:44.81 (1:10.28)   3:09.55 (1:35.02)
        3:31.51 (21.96)     3:56.18 (46.63)
      4:21.60 (1:12.05)   4:47.03 (1:37.48)
        5:09.02 (21.99)     5:33.24 (46.21)
      5:58.43 (1:11.40)   6:24.04 (1:37.01)
  7 Duke                          6:31.41    6:25.65         46  
     1) Miller, Patrick SR            2) r:0.24 Tate, Sean SO         
     3) r:0.00 Williams, Miles FR     4) r:-0.14 Cline, Bradley SR    
    r:+0.69  22.41        47.20 (47.20)
      1:12.08 (1:12.08)   1:37.55 (1:37.55)
        1:59.42 (21.87)     2:23.60 (46.05)
      2:47.88 (1:10.33)   3:12.57 (1:35.02)
        3:33.99 (21.42)     3:58.42 (45.85)
      4:23.90 (1:11.33)   4:49.78 (1:37.21)
        5:11.67 (21.89)     5:36.05 (46.27)
      6:00.81 (1:11.03)   6:25.65 (1:35.87)
  8 FSU                           6:31.73    6:25.83         44  
     1) Kaleoaloha, Kanoa SO          2) r:0.39 Loock, Rudo FR        
     3) r:0.20 Muratovic, Emir SO     4) r:0.26 Ribeiro de Souzlipe FR
    r:+0.72  22.56        47.81 (47.81)
      1:12.91 (1:12.91)   1:37.03 (1:37.03)
        1:58.81 (21.78)     2:23.01 (45.98)
      2:47.78 (1:10.75)   3:13.16 (1:36.13)
        3:34.59 (21.43)     3:58.67 (45.51)
      4:24.02 (1:10.86)   4:49.68 (1:36.52)
        5:11.69 (22.01)     5:35.97 (46.29)
      6:01.19 (1:11.51)   6:25.83 (1:36.15)
  9 GT                            6:31.55    6:26.80         40  
     1) Correia, Rodrigo SO           2) r:0.34 Williamson, Colton SO 
     3) r:0.18 Loschi, Moises JR      4) r:0.16 Cohen Solal, Dan JR   
    r:+0.61  21.81        46.08 (46.08)
      1:10.00 (1:10.00)   1:34.25 (1:34.25)
        1:52.61 (18.36)     2:19.69 (45.44)
      2:44.90 (1:10.65)   3:10.46 (1:36.21)
        3:33.04 (22.58)     3:57.78 (47.32)
      4:22.67 (1:12.21)   4:48.36 (1:37.90)
        5:10.14 (21.78)     5:34.95 (46.59)
      6:00.02 (1:11.66)   6:26.80 (1:38.44)
 10 PITT                          6:36.46    6:28.37         34  
     1) Vorster, Eben FR              2) r:0.06 Lovasik, Brian SO     
     3) r:0.26 Smutny, Luke FR        4) r:0.32 Helmbacher, Samy FR   
    r:+0.73  21.90        45.94 (45.94)
      1:11.07 (1:11.07)   1:37.28 (1:37.28)
        1:55.11 (17.83)     2:24.00 (46.72)
      2:48.78 (1:11.50)   3:13.68 (1:36.40)
        3:35.93 (22.25)     4:00.60 (46.92)
      4:26.06 (1:12.38)   4:50.88 (1:37.20)
        5:12.47 (21.59)     5:36.69 (45.81)
      6:02.18 (1:11.30)   6:28.37 (1:37.49)
 11 BC                            6:44.37    6:39.44         32  
     1) Richardson, Anthony SR        2) r:0.28 Cortens, Taylor SO    
     3) r:0.03 Mosher, Keating SO     4) r:0.33 Hinton, Michael FR    
    r:+0.71  23.30        48.33 (48.33)
      1:13.70 (1:13.70)   1:39.03 (1:39.03)
        2:01.53 (22.50)     2:26.69 (47.66)
      2:52.65 (1:13.62)   3:18.28 (1:39.25)
        3:41.04 (22.76)     4:06.81 (48.53)
      4:32.56 (1:14.28)   4:58.31 (1:40.03)
        5:21.40 (23.09)     5:47.14 (48.83)
      6:13.26 (1:14.95)   6:39.44 (1:41.13)

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    Fan

    Fiala 23.02 50 BR split! Has to be one of the fastest in the country this year

  2. John Fellows

    Great job, Zach Harting…keep it up. W Kent Fellows

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