Three Meet Records Fall On Night Two Of ACC Championships

Photo Courtesy: NC State Athletics

By Chandler Brandes, ACC Beat Writer

Live results: 2016 ACC Championships: Live Results – Results

Day two final results: 2016 Women’s ACC Championships Day Two Finals – Results

Virginia’s Leah Smith started the night off fast with a win in the 500 free, clocking in at 4:30.74. That time broke her own meet record set earlier this morning, and is the junior’s third straight ACC title in the event.

Louisville freshman Mallory Comerford (4:38.01) knocked over four seconds off her prelim time to finish second. NC State’s Hannah Moore took third in 4:38.53.

Virginia Tech’s Jessica Hespeler (4:41.26) won the B-Final and Louisville’s Marah Pugh (4:44.97) took the C-Final.

Courtney Bartholomew grabbed Virginia’s second win of the night in the 200 IM, touching first with a time of 1:55.63. This is the senior’s seventh individual ACC title in her career.

NC State’s Alexia Zevnik took second in the event in 1:56.02. Virginia’s Kaitlyn Jones rounded out the top three in 1:56.46.

Louisville’s Alina Kendzior (1:57.71) took the B-Final and North Carolina’s Katie Munch (2:00.11) won the C-Final.

American record holder Kelsi Worrell won the 50 free in 21.85 for Louisville. Her time broke the old ACC meet record set last year by .02.

NC State showed their sprint depth by finishing 2-3, with Riki Bonnema taking second in 21.94 and teammate Natalie Labonge touching third in 22.23.

NC State’s Krista Duffield (22.48) won the B-Final and Notre Dame’s Catherine Mulquin (22.70) took the C-Final.

The NC State team of Riki Bonnema (21.92), Ashlyn Koletic (22.06), Natalie Labonge, and Krista Duffield dominated the 200 free relay, touching first in 1:27.50. That time broke the ACC conference and meet records set in 2015.

Virginia’s Megan Moroney (22.59), Ellen Thomas (21.95), Caitlin Cooper (21.75), and Courtney Barthlomew (22.16) finished second in 1:28.45. North Carolina’s Caroline Baldwin (22.50), Sarah Hitchens (21.77), Allyn Hardesty (22.20), and Laurean Earp (22.16) took third in 1:28.63.

Miami’s Briadam Herrera dominated the men’s 1m diving event, winning with a score of 436.60. North Carolina’s Jack Nyquist (407.95) was second and Pitt’s Dominic Giordano was third (378.35).

Friday prelims will begin at 10am EST with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 3m.

Team scores after night two:

1. Virginia-486.5
2. NC State-441.5
3. Louisville-395.5
4. North Carolina-334
5. Duke-242
6. Notre Dame-219
7. Virginia Tech-203
8. Miami-200
9. Pitt-171
10. Florida State-151
11. Georgia Tech-125.5
12. Boston College-90
13. Clemson (diving)-28

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